Monday, May 18, 2009

Jen Cafe - Chinese cheap eat in London's Chinatown

Like many Chinatowns in cities all over the world, London's Chinatown is filled with restaurants, buffet shops, takeaways, tea houses, cake shops and other eateries. Even the provision shops in London's Chinatown is dedicated to food and stock very little non-food items. To the casual observer, it seems that the central theme about being Chinese is food. Well, they are not far from the truth, for the Chinese would probably eat anything and everything that doesn't eat them first.

jen+cafe+london+chinatownThen comes the question: where would you go if you just want a quick cheap eat in London's Chinatown and be on your way? The buns in the teahouses are barely filling, the buffets look unappetizing and the restaurants too extravagant. Jen Cafe, which is at the intersection of Newport Court and Newport Place may just be the place for you.

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6 comments:

waitingkitty said...

The instant noodles looked good enough. Sometimes, when you have too many burgers, fries, pizza and steaks, a bowl of good old instant noodles is comfort food, isn't it? :)

Martin in Bulgaria said...

Instant noodles, better for tyou than most foods being dished out. They probably make the most profit on them as well as a bowl would only cost a few pence to make.

C K said...

@waitingkitty,
then again, it doesn't exactly take a genius to prepare instant noodles, isn't it? I can't exactly remember when was the last time I've been to fast food restaurants over here... oh, I was at a Mac two months back when a gangfight broke out. Hmm... so am giving them a wide berth now.

@Martin,
Agreed. The profit margin for instant noodles is rather high. Tea is perhaps one other item that has higher profit margin!

The Wandering Scotsman said...

The next time I'm passing through Chinatown and in a hurry, I will pop in and give this place a try.

Little Nutbrown Hare said...

I like Cafe de HK for quick and cheap bites! People there are nicer too in general.

yoongz said...

Hahha i have a friend who would pay more than a couple of pounds for a bowl of instant noodles - this post makes me hungry as do all your food posts ;p