After Taste 返尋味 Chinese Restaurant – London Elephant and Castle

I was hungry one afternoon after looking for some paper to do more 3D origami. I was unsuccessful and decided to try this place called After Taste 返尋味.
This restaurant used to be called The Well, not sure if they changed ownership, but I had been there once before with an old friend / colleague when she was in uni at the time (over a decade ago). The food used to be goo there, so I thought I would try it out again.
After taste 返尋味 (Canto: faan cam mei; Mando: fan xun wei) literally means “return-search-flavour”, but when the character are put together it really means “after taste”.

After Taste 返尋味
I ordered the King Prawn Crispy Fried Noodles… They were quite quick at cooking this!

The noodles reminded me of the time when Miss Pinky and I went to China Town in Dallas. They used a slightly thick set of noodles unlike the extra thin ones that I’m used to. It was definitely crispy. The only unfortunate thing about was the main sauce used. It was very bland. Although they had used salt it wasn’t even enough for me. Bland food and good crispy noodles are not a good combination…

Here’s an extra close up…

I judge Chinese places over there noodles and I would have to say this is so-so. There were no condiments set on the table which is unfortunate. I actually hate asking for extra things…
Total cost came to £7.60 including a coke. Not bad for lunch!
My geeky rating: 3.5/5
Good points:
– In a good location for locals
– Cheapish
– Polite service
Bad points:
– My noodles were bland
– No condiments
Address: Newington Butts, Elephant & Castle, London SE1 6SF
Telephone: 020 7277 0772

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