* 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.
À great post – superb photos. I can’t wait to try this place!
And an Antic pub in Leyton. It sounds like a sequin on the proverbial pig’s **** to me. It’s a shame they were too late to grab the Bakers Arms
Its good to see the residents of Walthamstow are becoming as arrogant as the trendies in Stokey and Clapton…..
Don’t go!! Tried it yesterday – worst food I’ve ever tasted!! The bill came to £22 and all the food ended in my bin as it was inedible. I’ve never seen so much grease in a congealed mess!
What a shame to hear this was your experience – not how we found it at all. It’s the handmade noodles which were star of the show for us so maybe it depends what you choose. Also we ate in so not tried them as a take-away.
Are you sure you went to the right place? I’ve eaten there several times since seeing this post and the food’s been superb each time.