- Telephone 0141 353 1889
- Food served Mon–Sun 11am–9pm
- Average price £8.50 (lunch); £8.50 (evening meal)
A city centre café-style Chinese diner offering good-value dishes using noodles handmade on site.
This review is taken from the current (2016) edition.
This unassuming addition to Glasgow’s Chinese scene is marked out by its claim that all noodles are handmade to order. Sure enough, the open-plan space (more café than restaurant) leaves chefs in full view as they roll and shake out these delights, pleasingly chewy and irregular and fresh. It makes a big difference. Nothing is fancy, but it’s authentic and it tastes good: rich, clean broths, veg that’s fried full of flavour but still crisp, served with thin, beaten slices of chicken or beef. A generous portion of ‘northern style dumpling’ (chicken potstickers) is served in the steam basket – glutinous parcels that explode into vinegary umami in the mouth, while a cold counter offers simple accompaniments such as fried peanuts, little twists of tofu, or a spicy kimchi-esque bowl of cabbage (try them all: £1 for a small plate, £2 for large). Things crunch, contrast and sizzle when they’re meant to. No alcohol, or pork dishes, but there is a Chinese language menu with some more intriguing options for the adventurous.
- High point: Handmade noodles
- Low point: Pretty spartan
- Notable dish: Special stir-fried chicken and noodles
- Provides: Halal options, Children's portions, Children's high chairs
- Capacity: 35
- Largest group: 35
- Open since: 2015