As my phone was taken away from me last weekend (stolen I bet), most of the pictures on there were supposed to be for this blog. So unfortunately you're going to view a mini essay here instead. :(
Tai Tip Mein (大碟麵 daai dip min) has been around the Elephant and Castle area for many years. The very first branch was opened where the Strata Building is now and was called Tai Won Mein (大碗麵 daai wun min - "Big bowl of noodles"), and had then moved into Newington Butts where the restaurant currently is. Tai Tip Mein means "Big plate of noodles". It used to be a very popular venue for the locals, and I think it still is!! ^_^ It's cheap and the waiters / waitresses speak Cantonese, Mandarin and English. There is also another branch called by its old name Tai Won Mein in North Greenwich which a little pretty store methinks, and it almost looks like the original one. I think I went to the original place many years ago with my mum, and then started going there another few more times before it closed...
|Took this when I was on the bus with my ancient Nokia phone |
- Tai Tip Mein from the outside... a 3.2 MP camera is not bad!
|Took this on 28/06/2013 - Inside Tai Tip Mein|
|Fried Noodles with King Prawns|
So. A very short post. If I go there again I will add more pictures to this post!! Total cost came to about £12-£13 including drinks... (cheaper than aobaba!!) Oh yeah, I forgot to mention there's an all-you-can-eat buffet on the lower ground part. I think it's about £7.50 per person. Drinks cost extra of course... It's too bad I dislike buffets!!!
My geeky rating: 4/5
- Very speedy service
- Noodle bar setting (so you might end up sharing a whole long table with someone)
- Wanton tasted good!
- Cheap place to eat Chinese food
- Too much soy sauce in my noodles
Address: 15 Elephant and Castle London SE1 6TE
Telephone: 020 7701 6788
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Here's a couple of noodle soups... Quite tasty, but looks like they use instant noodles, but not instant soup bases!
|My delicious duck and bbq pork noodle soup ^_^|
|My mum had another Wanton Noodle Soup!|
ALSO!! There's a change of ordering now... You have to go to the front to order and pay. It's like going to a fast food restaurant now!!
|There's a sign at the front now that they've changed policy!|