dan dan noodles at Dumpling Shack

dan dan noodles at Dumpling Shack

Londoners no longer need to give up their Saturday lie-in to queue for Dumpling Shack's delights at Broadway Market. They've recently bagged themselves a permanent spot at Old Spitalfields Market's "The Kitchens" - an exciting new collection of indoor traders that's open daily. 

This means bowls of John and Yee's glorious, freshly made dan dan noodles, loaded with stir-fried beef, pickled mustard greens, Sichuan peppercorns, sesame paste, and chilli oil, for £7.50. 

It's bloody difficult to eat with dignity, but it's totally worth the mess, as are their next level pork and leek Shengjianbao soup dumplings (£6.50). There's seating galore all around The Kitchens so you should always be able to find somewhere to park yourself once you've ordered.

Look out for £10 lunch special combos of the two aforementioned dishes that you could share alongside their fiery Sichuan Prawn Wontons (£5.50) with a friend. Best of luck splitting up those noodles...

Words and photography | Matt Hickman


Old Spitalfields Market, Horner Square East, E1 6EW

Opening hours
Mon - Fri | 11.30am - 7.30pm
Sat | 11.30am - 6pm
Sun | 11.30am - 5pm

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Last updated | 4th December 2017