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Udon, ramen and other Asian delicacies

By | 12 September, 2017 | 0 comments

Asian food lovers are in mourning after the announcement of the closure of Sudestada, which will stop serving in September. This Asian-cuisine reference in Madrid will leave a massive void which will somehow have to be filled with the other many alternatives the city has to offer. One of them is UDON Noodle & Bar, of which there are two in Madrid (Chueca and Sol). What does it offer? A season with new dishes added to its already attractive menu with a large selection of noodles. Also, don’t miss out on its new dishes, Udon Iberian Pork and, watch out, the eel nigiri, recently endorsed by many recent gastronomic awards.

Behind Gran Vía there is an Asian restaurant that will surprise you: Hattori Hanzo. Designed as a traditional Japanese tavern, you won’t find sushi or maki here since its gastronomic proposal is made up of hot food such as bao, oysters, Wagyu beef and, of course, amazing ramen dishes. Don’t miss out on its lunchtime menus starting at 12.90 euros for the Express version or 22 euros for the Executive Menu.

Note down the name of Nakeima Dumpling Bar, one of the most original Asian fusion theme bars in the whole city, having enjoyed considerable success since its opening a couple of years ago. Its small size means that the table-booking process is a bit strange: you have to go there at about 8 o’clock and sign up for a list in order to be able to go in later. The smart option is to go there on a Tuesday or Wednesday in order to find a space there. Prices are approximately 60 euros per person for what many say is a unique and unforgettable gastronomic experience.

Another Asian restaurant which is making quite an impression on locals is Tuk Tuk Asian Street Food. Its Tom kha gai soup, with a touch of coriander and coconut milk, is delicious, as are its bao and skewers. Another couple of suggestions in the Antón Martín/Atocha area are: the bao at Buns & Bones and a discreet Thai restaurant in Embajadores, one which almost goes unnoticed, called Pui’s Thai Tapas. This is an unpretentious restaurant which serves quality food such as the aforementioned Tom kha gai soup and you will be able to dine in peace, perhaps after a show at the Price Circus.



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