Barcelona Chinese Restaurant "Dong Lin"
Address: Av Paral-lel, 152 Barcelona, España
Tel: +34 93 426 1104
Metro:Poble Sec (Green Line, L3)
I love Chinese food. Ever since I arrived here I had been searching for a good Barcelona Chinese restaurant that served the kind of food that makes your mouth water and leaves you wanting to go back again and again. I tried many Chinese restaurants in Barcelona but many fell short of what I was looking for until one day I stumbled across a little gem of place called Chino Dong Lin.
|Lita of Chino Dong Lin Chinese Restaurant|
It's often true to say the best restaurants are rather unassuming and not in the centre of all the tourist traffic.
That is true of Dong Lin but the good news is this Barcelona Chinese restaurant is only a 10 minutes metro ride from the centre of town on the Metro (Green Line, L3) Poble Sec.
Another big advantage of this Barcelona Chinese restaurant are the prices. They are a fraction of those you would pay if you were to eat in the main tourist areas.
This article will give you an overview of Chino Dong Lin and one meal that I had there recently.
Address: Av Paral-lel, 152 Barcelona, España.
Metro: Poble Sec (Green Line, L3)
(5 minutes walk from metro) Note Poble Sec has 3 exists the one you want is Manso - the nearest exit to the restaurant.
The interior of the restaurant is in the traditional chinese style - simple and spacious with tables big enough to accommodate large groups ( more than 12 people at one table).
I started off with the traditional prawn crackers and decided to order the chinese beer (Cerveza China)- which was crisp, dry and refreshing.
|chinese soup starter|
I chose the sopa de wan tan as the first course which was delicious.
This consists of seaweed and pasta in a light seafood stock base.
|chinese main course|
As I was feeling particularly hungry I went for the Tallarines Con Gambas (fried noodles with fresh shrimps). This again was first class and quite substantial.
|Barcelona chinese restaurant - Dessert|
for dessert (or postre, as it's known here in Spain) I went for deep fried bananas with honey - something I had never tried before and, since I have a sweet tooth, was to my tasting.
The cost for the meal was as follows:
Prawn Crackers: on the house
Chinese bottled beer: €2.20
Wonton soup: €2.65
Fried noodles with Shrimps: €4.50
Deep fried banana with honey: €2.50
Total cost for 3 course meal and bottle of beer: €11.85
This, for me, was superb value considering the high quality of the food and service.
If you decide to go I recommend you write down the name and address of this place - otherwise you'll never find it when you go to Barcelona - and say hello to Lita.