In Lisbon Chinatown is only 5 minutes from us down the hill from our Miradouro
Here you find our local Chinatown (between Martim Moniz, Almirente Reis and Intendente) where you get everything you need if you want to cook yourself. All kinds of sauces, herbs, spices, pastas etc., super fresh vegetables and fruit that are brought in every day all kinds of dried mushrooms and noodles and all the kitchen utensils you need.
But most important – you can buy Chinese delicacies such as fermented cabbage, pigs feet, Duck, Pigs ear, strange smelling intestines and a lot of other goodies – all to take a way with a bag of rise and/or Baos… for take away
The menus are more or less the same in all the restaurants – BUT one of them make their own noodles when you order your soup.
If you don’t have time – a few of the Chinese groceries sell take away dishes made in the their kitchen behind the shop.
We eat “illegal” Chinese at least once every month.
The food is cheap, tasty and unpretentious. And like in China the dishes are served within a few minutes after you order.