I was in Amsterdam and decided to try to find a Chinese Restaurant to check out and the first one I found on google maps was Shanghai Noodle. It was only a 10 minutes walk from where I was located and I came there just after they opened so there were only two costumers and myself. When you come in they have the menu with pictures and ingredients on the wall and you order and pay there before being seated.
Restaurant: Shanghai Noodle
Address: Rokin 152, 1012 LE Amsterdam (The Netherlands)
During: May 2019
The place is small, as it’s Amsterdam and it had pictures of old Shanghai on the walls. Clean though with a slightly weird smell that you usually smell in Shanghai as well, for me I felt right at home. It took only a couple of minutes for my food to arrive and I was quite impressed with the size of my bowl, though I felt like it was a little bit on the expensive side but I’m absolutely not unhappy with what I had . I ordered a Lomen, Turnip/Rettich cake and a coke and I had to pay €18,- but then again, this is Amsterdam….
Rating (out of 5 stars)
Lo mein 捞面; traditional Chinese: 撈麵/撈麪; is a Chinese dish with egg noodles. It often contains vegetables and some type of meat or seafood, usually beef, chicken, pork, shrimp or wontons. It can also be eaten with just vegetables. Traditionally this is a dry variation of wonton noodle soup. The soup is simply separated from the noodles and other ingredients, and served on the side.
The term lo mein comes from the Cantonese lou1 min6 (撈麵), meaning “stirred noodles”. The Cantonese usage of the character 撈, pronounced lou1 and meaning “to stir”, differs from the character’s usual meaning of “to dredge” or “to scoop out of water” in Mandarin, in which case it would be pronounced as laau4 or lou4 in Cantonese (lāo in Mandarin). In Mandarin, the dish is called lāo miàn. In its country of origin, it is made of thin flour and egg noodles which are notable for their elastic texture.
The staff was friendly and the food was quick, fresh and delicious, I would want to eat here again and try all the different dishes they have I thought it was rather hard to pick but they did have some great items on the menu. The location is ideal, it’s not too far from central station and from Rokin Metro station. It’s close to the touristic center so I bet they get a lot of visitors. Please let us know if you’ve tried them when you’re in Amsterdam.