1908 was the year the first Chinese restaurant opened in Britain.
The first recorded Chinese restaurant opened in Glasshouse Street, Piccadilly Circus, London, which was called ‘The Chinese Restaurant’.
Chop suey, fishcakes, black jam cakes and dried "Chinese beetles" were available. But it was not until after the Second World War that Char siu (roast pork), sweet and sour dishes, and egg foo yung (omelettes) first appeared on Chinese menus, sometimes alongside curry dishes and few Western dishes. Thus, British Chinese food started it's meteoric rise amongst the British populous as the most popular ethnic food to consume.
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