In the noisy bustle of London’s West End, I have been looking for sanctuaries of quietness and contemplation. I found them in the back alleys and doorways of Chinatown.
At night, when the countless restaurants compete for tourists and theatregoers, throngs of visitors collide with Chinatown’s tight-knit ethnic community. By the time the restaurants open, some of the kitchen staff have already been working since early morning. Many of them are recent immigrants who speak little more than a few words of English. Some will have clocked more than 60 hours when the week is over.
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6.30am in a kitchen of a restaurant in London's Chinatown. While goods are being delivered, the roast chef is working the early shift to prepare the famous Peking Ducks to be served to the guests this evening, Have a look at the whole process.