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“Best Chinese/Malayasian food in Milan”
Review of Mei Lin

Mei Lin
Ranked #1,605 of 8,504 Restaurants in Milan
Price range: $37 - $52
Cuisines: Chinese, Malaysian
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Dining options: Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Neighborhood: Centro Storico
Reviewed November 19, 2012

Had Char Sui and spring rolls for starter. Fried Rice and black bean, Fried Rice and Honey Chilli Chicken. Washed down with a Tsingtao. Really really tasty food and worth the trek. After being fairly dissappointed with our time eating italian food we wanted something different and weren't dissapointed. Probably best chinese food i've ever had. The Char Sui was standout! We waited a while for the food but it was worth it. Would go again!

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Thank Pestilence182
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Reviewed October 26, 2012

We were greeted very warmly by the host/owner as we entered the restaurant for late lunch, around 2:30 PM. When he learned that we did not speak Italian, he spoke to us in fluent English, seated us down and placed condiments and prawn crackers on our table. The menu is both in Italian and English so ordering was a breeze. We ordered two different kinds of noodles dishes - combination chow mien and the mee goreng which is a Malaysian style noodle. The mee goreng was just as good as the ones I had in Malaysia. I loved that it had a hint of spicyness. The chow mien was also delicious and could easily stand up to the ones I have had in San Francisco, and he said that he could cater the noodle to whatever type of noodle we wanted - bihon, sotanghon, etc. The ingredients used were fresh and the spring onions were sweet. Other dishes that we ordered were the pork with ginger and spring onions and the lemon chicken. Both equally good. The chicken had the right amount of lemon and sweetness. For dessert we had mangoes. Surprisingly, they were sweet and fresh. After lunch, the owner/host chatted with us. He had been in Italy for a long long time. Originally he was from Penang. The only thing I could fault the restaurant is that the portions were a bit on the small size. The restaurant is within five minutes walk from the Cadorna Station and a 10 minute walk from the Castello Sforza.

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2  Thank ArchiBoi
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Reviewed July 23, 2012 via mobile

I was visiting Milan with family when we used the TripAdvisor iPhone app to find a Chinese restaurant, from the outside it may appear to be closed as the windows have a slight tint in them. As we entered we were greeted by a waitress in traditional dress who ushered us to our table. When we sat down at our table, the manager introduced himself and took our drink orders. He was a very friendly, intelligent yet modest man, who spoke english fluently, he periodically came and chatted to us to pass the time. When we ordered he advised us of what the best dishes were - I recoment you ask for the "Lemon Chicken" or ask for the Malaysian chicken & potato curry. The apmosphere of the restaurant is very calm and traditional Chinese music is played in the background. When the food arrived it was exellent (it definitely lived up to it's reputation) so much so it pleased a group of 6 fussy eaters. When the bill arrived it was very reasonable (€130 for 6 adults). Overall it was an exellent place to eat!

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Thank Robbieu70
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Reviewed July 20, 2012

After one week of Italian food, my teenage daughters were craving for something Asian. We found one. Mei Lin serves Chinese and Malaysian food. The peking duck was good but the Kangung was excellent, like one at home. We will definitely come back.

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Thank JWatulo
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Reviewed July 15, 2012

As Ex-pats living in Milan, my wife and I have been looking for an "ethnic" restaurant that is not Italianized. Coming from California, we are used to having quality international food available. Apparently, it is difficult to find this in Milan.

This place is very good and Sushi is thankfully NOT on the menu, only very good Chinese and Malay dishes. We had the sizzling beef and twice cooked pork belly which were extremely flavorful. A Chinese couple next to us ordered the green beans, they looked delicious and we will order them for sure next time.

Great food and nice atmosphere. We are very happy to find this place and will be back as much as possible.

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1  Thank Carlo V
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