Chinatown Express – Newcastle upon Tyne

Previous Chinatown Express reviews can be found here and here

Set 2 course lunch served from 12.00 noon to 2.00pm (£5.30)

If you’re a regular reader of Madame Gourmand you will know that on my usual visits to the Chinatown express I would normally opt for the more traditional Chinese meals, on this occasion I decided to go for the express two course lunch which consists of a starter or soup and a main meal served with fried or boiled rice.

Mr Gourmand chose crispy duck spring rolls which come simply wrapped on a plate, well filled but no frills with this dish.

I opted for crispy won tons served with a sweet and sour sauce, again a no frills dish.  I don’t usually eat won tons so it was nice to enjoy the hot crispy treats with the sticky sweet sauce.

For his main course Mr Gourmand had King prawns in satay sauce served with boiled rice which was cooked with a variety of vegetables.  The vegetables were crunchy ,sweet and tasty and complemented the large amount of prawns in the dish.

My main course choice was Vegetable chow mein which does not come with rice.  The noodle dishes at the Chinatown express have always been a favourite of mine and this one did not disappoint.  Noodles were soft and rich and the vegetables still retained their crunch.  Needless to say there was not a morsel left in the bowl.

If you’re keeping to a schedule and need something quick and tasty to eat, the Chinatown express is really your best bet!

The Chinatown Express is situated at 63-65 Stowell Street, Newcastle upon Tyne.

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