REVIEWS

Wanchai's new knife cut noodle joint

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This new knife cut noodle joint has just opened in Wanchai. It doesn’t have an English name, but the Chinese translates along the lines of Ten-Ingredient Shanxi Knife Noodle Restaurant. Catchy, yeah? Anyway, English name or not, we dropped in to check it out. Dishes are generally in the sub 50 dollars range, placing Ten-Ingredient Shanxi Knife Noodle Restaurant firmly in affordable lunch territory.

For the uninitiated, this style of noodle is made by shaving strips from a large block of dough using a knife. This results in a thick, short noodle with a distinctive bouncy texture. We splashed out a full 50 bucks on the shredded chicken spicy noodle soup.

The noodles were just right texture-wise while the chicken and other ingredients were good quality and came in a decent-sized portion. However, the soup could’ve been a little spicier. It wasn’t not spicy. It just didn’t have quite the kick that you’d expect from a bowl found in a genuine Shanxi streetside diner. But then, Ten-Ingredient Shanxi Knife Noodle Restaurant isn’t a genuine Shanxi streetside diner, it’s a good-value-for-money lunch spot in Wanchai.