去巧麵館吃酸菜牛肉麵 | Lee’s Charming Noodles

 

繼續雙語閱讀|Read in Mandarin & English

我跟大家說過我們碰巧住在都柏林華人街附近嗎?沒有嗎?好,且讓我娓娓道來~剛搬到都柏林的時候,我們一點一點開始認識、熟悉這個城市,只要有出門買東西我們就會趁機四處走走,我們去辦網路那天,見識到歐康納街有多熱鬧,我們第一次去買居家用品和食材的那天,發現附近有兩家大型超市 Lidl 和 Tesco,為了找到賣電視的店家,我們探索了兩三家購物中心,每次出門我們就是往這個城市的西南方走,因為北都柏林最熱鬧的地方就是在那個方向。
Did I tell you that I happen to live near the Chinatown in Dublin? No? Okay, let me tell you this story. When we first moved to Dublin, the first thing we did was to get ourselves familiar with the city and what we did was exploring the city by walking around while buying things we needed in the apartment. We discovered the busy O’Connell street when we went to settle our internet, we discovered Lidl and Tesco superstores when we did our very first grocery shopping, and we discovered a few shopping malls when we tried to find a store to get our TV. The thing is we always headed west and south because it is the direction to the busy part of the North city.

 

有一天我從英國帶來的醬油用完了(我當初在網路上的中國超市訂的),所以我上網查了一下我們附近哪裡有正宗一點的中國超市,找是找到了,但好幾家都是在熱鬧市中心的反方向,我決定出門一探究竟,我還記得我從公寓出發,走著走著右轉到帕尼爾街的時候,被眼前的景色嚇了一跳,不過就是短短的一段路,竟然至少有五間東北亞風味的餐廳,兩間中國超市和幾間中東特色餐廳。走進超市裡面,聽到的都是中文,感覺很是奇特。那一天我買了醬油、麵條和蔬菜、和店員說了中文、發現原來自己就住在都柏林的華人街附近,從我們的公寓走到這條街不到五分鐘,在這之前我們完全沒發現,因為它就在這個街區的後方,遠離熱鬧的市區、自成一格的一條街。故事就說到這裡,有點長,但就是說給你聽嘛~
At some point I was looking for legit soy sauce since the one I ordered on-line when I was in the UK ran out, I began to look for legit Chinese supermarket. It turned out that there are a few Chinese supermarkets near us. However they are at the opposite direction to the busy part of the city. I set out to one of the stores by myself as soon as I made a turn on the Parnell street I was taken aback by what I saw. It was not a big street and yet there are at least 5 different Northeast Asian restaurants, two Chinese supermarkets and a few Middle eastern restaurants. I stepped into the store and heard only Mandarin which was a very interesting but bizarre experience. That day I got myself some good soy sauce, noodles and greens, spoke Mandarin to the clerk and reckoned that I happen to live very near Dublin Chinatown. It is less than 5 minutes walk from our place. We had been missing out just because it is at the back of our block, away from the busy part of the city and has its own vibe. That’s the story, a bit long but yeah you get the idea.

 

那我們今天到底是要做什麼?喔,對,要評價一間在華人街的餐廳~對啦!就是這樣的喵~自從我們發現華人街之後,就一直很想去吃吃看那邊的餐廳,我記得那天是一個非常乾、非常冷的星期五,是冷到骨子裡的那種低溫,走在帕納爾街上,我們逛了一圈,評估了所有餐廳,最吸引我們的是一家叫做「巧麵館」的中國餐廳,這間餐廳在網路上的評價非常好,所以勢必要去會一會的啊~哈哈。
So what are we doing here today? Oh my, yes, we are going to review one of the restaurants from Dublin Chinatown haha. Now we’re talking. As you can see, since we discovered Dublin Chinatown we had been meaning to try all the food on the street. I remembered it was an extremely dry and cold Friday evening, we were chilled to the bone. Walking on the Parnell street we cruised through all our options and were attracted by Lee’s Charming Noodles menu on the window and we decided to give it a go. Lee’s Charming Noodles started their business in Dublin in 2005 and has now received a decent amount of good reviews so it was my duty to verify it haha.

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大部分的餐廳都會把菜單貼在外面的玻璃窗上(幾乎都有附照片),選餐廳前可以盡情地看菜單再決定要不要試試看,這對不擅社交的我們來說真是一大福音,很不錯的設計。巧麵館的招牌似乎是正宗的蘭州拉麵,還特別印在玻璃上。
Restaurants here always have their menu, most of the time with pictures, displayed. You can take your time to read the menu and decide if you want to go in or not. I think this is a good design for social introverts like us. Lee’s Charming Noodles seems to have a specialty, Lanzhou Hand Pulled Noodles, and it is advertised on the window especially.

 

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餐廳給人舒適、溫暖的感覺,環境乾淨,我們到的時候大概是晚上六點多,我們吃飽離開的時候,餐廳是客滿的。
It is a cozy, warm and clean restaurant. It was around 6 pm when we came in and when we were about to leave the store was full.

 

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我們被安排到餐廳一樓後面的座位,他們的中央廚房在樓下,一樓則有一個飲料區/櫃台。我忘了拍菜單,需要的人可以到官網看,雖然這是一間中國餐廳,但他們家麵的種類很多,有泰式、日式、中式、韓式、廣式,還有新加坡口味的麵,每次看到這種很多風味的菜單我都會有點擔心,怕他們是樣樣通,但是沒有一樣精,總之我盡量不想太多,點就對了。
We were seated at the very corner at the back of the ground floor. Their kitchen is downstairs and there is a tea serving area/counter on the ground floor. I forgot to take pictures of the menu but you can always look it up online. Though a Chinese restaurant, they offer so many different kinds of Asian cuisines. They have noodles in Thai, South Korean, Japanese, Chinese, Cantonese and even Singaporean style. It kind of worried me whenever I saw a restaurant with a miscellaneous menu in flavors. My concern was if you tried to do everything you might not be able to do anything good. Anyways, I set aside my doubts and just ordered away.

 

這天很冷,所以我想要熱的、湯湯水水的食物,我錯點了一碗酸辣牛肉湯麵,為什麼說是錯點呢?這個我待會再解釋。我和先生一起點了一個雞肉煎餃,每每先生點菜都會猶豫很久,他看了看菜單,決定要點廣式炒麵,我告訴他廣式炒麵是炸過的麵條,試圖勸退他,因為我自己不是很喜歡廣式炒麵,但是他還是決定要試試看。對了,我們還點了一壺熱的蜂蜜檸檬茶。
It was cold so I was craving something soupy and hot. So I ordered a bowl of sour spicy beef noodle soup and had some wrong expectation of it, this I’d explained later. My husband and I also decided to share some pot stickers. Husby was really hesitant when it comes to ordering food. He looked at the menu and wanted to try this Cantonese style pan-fried noodles. I stopped him and told him the noodles would be deep fried first and the texture was a bit tough and was hoping that he could choose something else because personally I was not a big fan of the noodle. He said that he’d love to try anyhow. Oh and we also ordered a pot of lemon honey tea.

 

我們兩個都點了麵,不過菜單上其實還有很多選擇,從小菜、主餐到各種肉類料理都有,我覺得和一般的中式餐廳比,他們家的菜色算是蠻特別的。
We both chose to try their noodles but there are actually other things you can order, from starters, main courses to different meat dishes. I’d say they offer a different variety of meals to a usual Chinese restaurant.

 

雞肉煎餃。
Our chicken pot-stickers.

在都柏林可以吃到比這個還好吃的煎餃,這個雞肉煎餃味道不錯、沾醬有點台式,但是煎餃的皮不夠酥脆、不紮實,口感有點差,嗯……應該說是皮稍嫌軟爛。
This is not the best pot-stickers we have in Dublin. The flavor is nice and the dipping sauce reminds me of Taiwanese cuisine. However the skin is not very firm and crispy, the texture is a tiny bit off. Mmm I think the skin was a bit too soggy.

 

 

 

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廣式炒麵 | Cantonese style pan-fried noodles

這盤廣式海鮮炒麵……我著實被它豐富的料嚇到了,雖然我已經先跟先生預告過,但是他看到炸過的麵條還是有一點傻眼,我之所以不喜歡廣式炒麵是因為我吃過不好吃的,但是這一盤麵讓我對廣式炒麵有一點改觀欸~麵條本身是細的,因為炸過的關係整體是硬脆的,但是泡在醬汁裡面一陣子以後,麵條的口感變了,變成介於硬脆和有嚼勁之間,雖然說不出到底喜不喜歡,但很特別就是了。醬汁本身不會太稠、勾芡不會太濃,調味也很清爽好吃,海鮮新鮮,味道很不錯,這道麵我覺得是不錯的選擇。
I had to say I was really impressed by how delicious-looking was this dish. Husband was a bit surprised by the deep fried noodles albeit I’d told him so. I didn’t like Cantonese style noodles that much because I had bad experience with it and yet this dish was actually really good. It kind of changes my mind about how a Chanteuse noodle dish should be. The noodles was on the thin side and has hardened because of being deep fried. However after sitting in the sauce for a while it began to get a bit less tough and the texture rests between toughness and chewiness which I’m still not sure about but think it was indeed special. The sauce was not too thick and gloopy and the flavor is light and refreshing. The seafood were fresh and tasty, too. I thought it was quite a success.

 

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酸辣牛肉湯麵 | Sour Spicy Beef Noodle Soup

這道麵送上來的時候我有點困惑,因為我以為我點的是酸辣湯麵,我把這道料理和台式的酸辣湯麵給搞混了,但是兩個名字真的很像啊~我還以為我點的是有點稠的酸辣湯加麵,這跟我想吃的有落差,頓時有點哀傷。(嘆氣)基本上這個湯麵就是紅燒口味的牛肉麵加上酸菜,這道菜應該要改名叫做酸菜牛肉麵才對。
I was a bit confused when my dish was served. I had some wrong idea and expectation about the thing I ordered. I mistaken the dish to be one of the Taiwanese signature, the sour spicy noodle soup. You see, they sound so similar! I thought I was ordering this sour, spicy, a little bit of thick and gooey soup with noodles. The feeling you have when the food was not you expected…*sign So the sour-spicy BEEF noodle soup I ordered was actually a beef noodle soup made spicy and sour by adding Chinese pickled mustard greens. They should rename it as Spicy Beef Noodle Soup with Chinese Picked Greens.

 

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雖然點錯了有點失望,但是吃到肉的第一口馬上心情大好,這個肉滷得很有味道、很軟、很透,而且肉給超級多的!湯頭很夠味,不會太鹹,有點偏台式,嚐得到辣豆瓣的味道。
Though I was let down by the wrong expectation, my mood was immediately lit when I had my first bite of the meat. It was so delectable and tender, the flavor really went into the braised meat and they gave you a very decent amount of meat. The soup itself was also very flavorful, savory but not too salty. I think it tasted like Taiwanese beef noodles soup somehow, you could savor the spicy fermented bean paste.

 

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酸菜夠酸、脆,我覺得很好吃!
The picked mustard greens was sour and crunchy which was really delicious.

 

唯一讓我比較失望的就是麵條。
The only thing I was not very impressed was the noodles itself.

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這個麵條偏軟,沒有什麼口感,我本身是喜歡軟麵條的,但是這個麵條就是沒什麼味道,吃起來很乏味,用乏味來形容麵條好像有點奇怪,但是真的就很普通。湯頭不錯、肉不錯、酸菜也很不錯,就是臨門一腳差在這個這個麵條啊~我覺得很可惜,因為他們麵條份量也給得很足,但是我卻沒能完食。
The noodles was on the soft side, there was not too much chew to it. I do like soft noodles however this one was just bland and the texture was a bit boring. I know it is weird to describe noodles boring but it is you know. The soup was nice, the meat was nice, the picked greens was nice but the noodles was not that nice. It was kind of a shame because they were generous with the noodle amount but I just couldn’t finish it in the end.

 

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蜂蜜檸檬茶|Lemon Honey Tea

這個飲品表現中等,味道雖然不是很特別,但是吃完鹹鹹的麵後,喝一杯很解膩,這壺茶算是不錯,兩個人一起分享也很夠,但是我認為是有點偏貴,畢竟就是檸檬、蜂蜜加水,也不是茶。
This pot of hot drink did its job. The tea was mild but tasted refreshing especially after we had our savory noodles. It was a nice touch and the pot was enough for two people to share. However wee bit on the expensive side in my opinion; it is lemon and honey with water, not tea after all.

 

整體來說,這次的用餐經驗很愉快,不過下次去我不會再點那個雞肉煎餃,我們會想試試看其他風味的麵,或許可以吃吃看他們的蘭州拉麵,我注意到很多桌都有點,有幾桌也有點飯類的料理,看起來也很不錯的樣子。
Overall it was a pleasent dinning experience. I will not order the pot-stickers again though. We would like to come back and try other types of noodles they offer and perhaps their specialty, the Lanzhou Hand Pulled Noodles. I did observe the other tables when we were there, quite a few people ordered this dish and some ordered rice dish that looked pretty tasty to me.

 

考慮到餐點的份量和用料,我覺得這間餐廳的價錢算是很合理、划算,店員也頗親切,餐點的滋味很不錯,選擇也很多,如果你人在都柏林,想吃吃好吃的中式料理,我推薦你來這家試試看。
I think if you take the portion of their dish into consideration, it is well priced, great value and the staff is nice. The flavors are palatable and the choices are many. I’d recommend you to come if you’re in Dublin and want some nice Chinese food.

 


這次我們點了
雞肉煎餃*一份   4.8歐
酸辣牛肉湯麵*一份   7.8歐
廣式炒麵*一份    10.5歐
蜂蜜檸檬茶*一壺   4.5歐
共 27.6 歐

Our order this time
Chicken pot-stickers*1   4.8€
Sour Spicy Beef Noodle Soup*1   7.8€
Cantonese Style Pan-fried Noodles*1   10.5€
Hot Lemon & Honey Tea*1 pot    4.5€
Total 27.6 euros


接下來就是整體評分啦~
Overall score

店家名稱 | Lee’s Charming Noodles

官方網站 |Lee’s Charming Noodles

地址 |105 Parnell St, Rotunda, Dublin 1

  • 環境 ❤️❤️❤️🖤🖤 Atmosphere
  • 食物 ❤️❤️❤️❤️🖤 Food
  • 服務 ❤️❤️❤️❤️🖤 Service
  • 價位 ❤️❤️❤️❤️🖤 C/P

 

太太:湯頭很道地。
先生:好吃,而且他們給你好多肉喔。
Taitai: The soup’s flavor is really authentic.
Husband: It was nice and they gave you so much meat.

 

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