If you’re looking for good food at a really cheap price then Charming Noodles is the place to be. Located on Parnell Street (Dublin’s unofficial Chinatown), Charming Noodles offers a great deal during lunch hours. A big bowl of noodles will only set you back €5 and man are they seriously good! Every time I come here I order the Soup based Braised Beef Noodles served with Pak Choi and topped off with spring onions. The beef is soft and tender and goes so well with the crispy crunch of the Pak Choi. I love my food and sometimes can put away quite a bit of food when eating especially if it’s Oriental cuisine (hmm I wonder if it has something to do with my cultural heritage or my love for good food!) The portion sizes here are brilliant and the noodles are oh so yummy. The best thing is I have never left Charming Noodles with an empty stomach or an empty pocket either! Even the almighty fast food franchise McDonald’s couldn’t offer something this good. Ok they have a cheap eurosaver menu but it’s crap quality food that only tastes good when your dying with a hangover.
The restaurant itself is relatively small in size consisting of a few tables and a bar counter, nothing fancy. This is quite normal for restaurants across Asia. When Asian people go out to eat, they go out to EAT! Classical or modern pieces of art, fancy paintings, wallpaper or lovely soft carpets are the last thing we want to see when eating. If you are a lover noodles or just out looking for a cheap lunch then my friend Charming Noodles is the place to be. Even at night the prices are very reasonable for a bowl of noodles, prices range from €7 – €8. Plus they offer other dishes on their menu (you know the typical non authentic Chinese food that has been adapted for the palate of the Western world). Even the name of the restaurant says it all ‘Charming Noodles’ so order the noodles, I promise you wont be disappointed.