SHAN XI YO PO BEEF NOODLE SOUP | CHANG'S NOODLE | £6.50

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shan xi yo po beef noodle soup at Chang's Noodles

shan xi yo po beef noodle soup at Chang's Noodles

It’s always great to come across a restaurant where the clientèle are mostly expats seeking a home away from home; this is one of them, an absolute gem.

Chang’s is simple in its design and looks like a typical Central London Chinese joint, but the food tells a different story.

The main attractions are their crafted, hand-pulled noodles, made with no use of machinery, lending to a particularly springy bite. 

Our pick was the shan xi yo po - a giant bowl of these noodles with melt-in-the-mouth slices of beef and crunchy vegetables, all held together with a sticky, sweet and peppery sauce. We also hear the signature lamb noodle soup from China’s north-west regions, with its creamy and savoury stock, is a winner too. 

If you’re looking for authentic cuisine in the heart of the city, you’ll want to pay this place a visit.

Words and photography | Alistair Wood

 

Location
36-38 New Oxford Street WC1A 1EP

Opening hours
Mon - Sun | 12pm - 10pm

Website | changsnoodle.co.uk

Tel | +44 (0) 207 580 8208

Last updated | 3rd Feb 2016