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Exploring Chinese Cuisine in Cardiff

21 November 2023
Published on February 16, 2016 by emy under the Unsplash License
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As a Chinese student in Cardiff University, I often find myself craving the taste of home. Chengdu in Sichuan, my hometown, is known for its delicious hotpot, mapo tofu, and kung pao chicken. That’s why I’ve created this blog as a guide for anyone who shares my longing for a taste of China or is simply eager to explore Chinese cuisine in Cardiff. From the vibrant streets of Chengdu to the multicultural charm of Cardiff, join me as we discover the best Chinese restaurants that promise a delicious slice of familiarity in this student haven.

  1. In Cafe Cardiff: A Fusion Fiesta

Have you ever tasted authentic Hong Kong cuisine in the heart of Wales? At Cafe Cardiff, you can experience a delightful blend of east-meets-west dishes. Whether you’re a vegan or a meat lover, you’ll find something to savor here. From vegan versions of classics to sizzling options like aromatic crispy duck, this place has it all. You can locate Cafe Cardiff at 76 Crwys Road, Cathays, Cardiff CF24 4NP.

  1. Hotpot Spot: Cook Your Own Adventure

For a unique communal dining experience, visit Hotpot Spot on Wellfield Road and cook your own fresh, locally-sourced ingredients in a simmering broth. Visit Unit 19 The Globe Centre, Cardiff, CF24 3PE.

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  1. The Crispy Duck: Pan-Asian Perfection

The Crispy Duck on Whitchurch Road is the perfect place to enjoy a delicious pan-Asian meal. Their menu offers a wide variety of dishes from China, Japan, Malaysia, and Thailand, making it a favorite among food lovers. Whether you’re in the mood for honey-beer chicken or any other delicacy, this restaurant guarantees a hot, fresh, and smile-inducing experience. Find it at 21 Whitchurch Road, Cardiff CF14 3JN.

  1. Summer Palace: Award-Winning Elegance

Nestled by Llandaff Cathedral since 1988, Summer Palace is an award-winning haven for authentic Chinese cuisine. With chef’s specials and an array of dishes, it continues to win hearts in the community. Don’t miss the spicy ribs and sizzling king prawns with soft noodles. Located at 2-4 High Street, Cardiff, CF5 2DZ.

  1. Riverside Cantonese Restaurant: A Taste of Hong Kong

Experience the ambiance of Hong Kong at South Wales’ oldest Chinese restaurant, Riverside Cantonese, where friendly staff and authentic cuisine await. Experience it for yourself on Leckwith Road, Cardiff, CF11 6HN.

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  1. Yangs: A Fusion of Flavors

Yangs, established in Barry in 1998, offers Cantonese, Szechuan, and Hong Kong-style dishes in Cardiff. Their diverse menu includes vegetarian options. Be sure to try their excellent crispy duck! Located at Penarth Rd, Cardiff CF11 6FR.

  1. Happy Gathering: Dim Sum Delight

Celebrating three decades of service, Happy Gathering is your go-to for authentic Chinese cuisine. Renowned for their specialist Dim Sum menu, this spot offers prompt service and a plethora of flavors. Visit 233 Cowbridge Road East, Cardiff, CF11 9AL.

  1. Zi’s Cafe: Flavors Beyond Compare

Looking for a delicious dish like “king prawns Zi’s style”? Head over to Zi’s Cafe on Woodville Road. They are known for serving the best Chinese food in the UK, offering a wide range of flavors and a diverse menu. Be sure to try their chicken with leek and dried chili, as it is a game-changer. Located at 96 Woodville Road, Cathays, Cardiff CF24 4ED.

  1. Golden Shine: Classic Chinese Excellence

Tucked away on North Road, Golden Shine serves classic Chinese cuisine with outstanding reviews. Described as having “no grease” and “lots of flavor,” it’s a top choice for a delightful takeaway. Order with confidence at 370 North Road Heath, Cardiff, CF14 3BP.

  1. Wok to Walk: The Wok Master

Launching in 2004 in Amsterdam and conquering Cardiff, Wok to Walk is a global sensation. With long queues and a title of the best Chinese restaurant in the UK, it’s a must-try. Dive into the Prawn rice noodle with Bali Sauce—it’s a flavor explosion! Find it at 17 Wellfield Road, Plasnewydd, Cardiff, CF24 3NZ.

Chopsticks Ready? Let’s Feast!

There you have it, a culinary tour of Cardiff’s Chinese gems. Whether you’re a student missing the flavors of home or a local craving an international taste adventure, these restaurants have you covered. So, chopsticks ready? Let’s dive into a feast of flavors right here in Cardiff! Enjoy the gastronomic journey, my fellow foodies!