We’ve spent years bouncing from one cheap, delicious Chinese restaurant to the next. For example, from Napols, 97 to Ali Bei, 65. Now, we’ve good news for fellow dumpling hunters: LDF is the name and if ambience is being ranked, this is the worst of them all. Do you care? You may have heard whispers of a 5€ menú hidden in La Ribera. They’re all true! Say menú to get your prison-style steel tray and help from a small woman who will scoop what you want (choose from about 8 options) into the little compartments. Enjoy your eats while the owner shouts in Mandarin to women in the kitchen. Watch a young girl stack full bowls of noodle soup, cross-hatching chopsticks as supports, before walking the tower over to one of countless local Chinese-owned businesses. Important: the food is very tasty although very different. You may not like every dish. For cowards, a big plate of dumplings (3,50 euro) or generous mound of delish fried noodles (4,50 euro). Bring a jacket in winter.

Where: C/ Passatge de Sant Benet, 9
Web: Not that we know of, and highly unlikely.


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