Always wondered what it would be like – its prominent position on street corner with huge windows (and view of the kitchen) makes this one a pretty obvious place. There are always a good number of Asian people eating here, so it’s probably quite authentic, too. Finally, last year, we tried it, and since then, I eat here at least once a month. I try to alternate with the very good Little Asia, but I think this one is my favourite. It’s not a looker, rather like a cheap café, but the service is friendly, and very fast, and the food is, well, delicious. Really fresh, and very, very tasty. Can’t taste a bit of MSG here. Prawn crackers come unceremoniously in plastic bags, soups are really nice, but to me the highlights are the crispy noodles and tofu dishes. As I don’t eat meat, the choice of those here is plentiful, and there are some vegetable only dishes as well.
In many visits, I never had bad service or bad food. It’s consistently excellent, sometimes slightly more stodgy or slightly smaller/larger portion, but other than that, really consistent. Once, while I was waiting for a group of (very delayed) friends, the staff let me keep large table, although the place was pretty busy, and if that isn’t welcoming, then not much else is. I’ve eaten in many other Chinese restaurants in the country and in China, but this one is one of the best I’ve ever experienced.
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