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Liu Family Noodles

"The Best Noodles in China"

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Mr Liu and his wife have been making noodles in the Darshilar area for years, but in 2013 they moved to this popular spot, 10-minutes walk from Tian’anmen Square.

Their knife-sliced pork noodles are as good as ever – in fact, they now make the bold claim that they are “The Best Noodles in China”. It’s not a bad shout. They are unquestionably delicious. And the restaurant now has a well-translated English menu to boot, meaning foreign tourists can tuck in these days with as much confidence as the locals.

It’s a no-fuss kind of place, with minimal/zero decor and a menu that focuses purely on what they do best – noodles. There are three types: pork, beef or tomato and egg. My favourite are the pork ones, but they’re all good.

Cold side dishes are laid out on a table by the entrance so you can point and choose. You can also ask for a free bowl of myen tung, a soup-like drink made from the water the noodles are cooked in.

To really do as the Beijingers do, ask for some raw garlic pieces ( suan) to bite into as you slurp your way through your noodles.
Noodles range from ¥8-15. Cold dishes cost ¥8 per plate. Beer is ¥4 a bottle. Basically, this place is a bargain.

For a post-meal beer, head to nearby 3798 Bar or just sit in the lobby (or on the chairs outside) at Three Legged Frog Hostel, just up the lane from here.
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Address:
6 Tie Shu Xie Jie, off Dazhalan Xi Jie

Nearest subway:
Qianmen (1km)


Categories: Eat: Local, Regional |

At A Glance

Address:
6 Tie Shu Xie Jie, off Dazhalan Xi Jie
Beijing
Price:
n/a
small/large bowl ¥8/10, side dishes ¥8, beer ¥4
Hours:
11am-3pm & 5pm-10pm

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