* April 2014, this restaurant in Leyton has now closed however the same people run Panda in Leytonstone.
We decided at the last minute to join some friends for the preview opening of the Leyton Technical pub, it is going to be a permanent Antic pub from November. A group of us went to the local Dim Sum cafe before heading to the pub, apparently it only opened in March this year.
We ordered a few baskets of dim sum to share which were tasty but the handmade noodles were the real deal and totally unexpected. The chef makes his noodles in the open kitchen in front of your eyes – a real art form. He promised to turn a large roll of dough into noodles as thin as his hair – and he did!
It’s good value with the dim sum costing between £2.50 – £4 and a large bowl of noodles with a choice of prawns, chicken, beef, duck, tofu bean paste or vegetables all cost £5.50 – £6. It is also BYOB – there is an off-licence next door.
The food takes time so don’t go for fast food, in fact this is definately slow food at its very best. The handmade noodle-making is a theatrical pleasure to watch and taste. A real find of a place – enjoy!
Dim Sum Cafe, 350 High Road, Leyton, E10 6QE.