Especially during the summer, cold noodles become a popular dish for
the people of China.
The traditional Shanghai cold noodles are placed next to an electric fan
after steamed. While the noodles are cooled, seasonings are added, such as
peanut butter and vinegar. You may ask for additional toppings. Toppings come in
many varieties, similar to the dishes of a menu, but in a lesser quantity.
In recent years, many different kinds of cold noodles have arrived on menus.
You may even have the opportunity to taste cold noodles from other countries.
Let's find these opportunities in the city of Shanghai.
Lao Shu Leng Mian (Korean cold noodles)
Situated in downtown Shanghai's Raffles City, the small Korean restaurant was
once featured on a TV program. Its cold noodles are sweet and sour, satisfying a
summer taste. Heavy eaters should take notice, however, that the noodles are not
served in large amounts, and one bowl may not completely satisfy your hunger.
Location: B1 Raffles City, No.268 Xizangzhonglu, Huangpu District
De Xing Noodle Restaurant (Shanghai cold noodles)
This restaurant offers authentic Shanghai noodles, offering various
toppings, all of which Shanghai people are familiar with. For example, the
stewed pork, fried fish and vegetable toppings are people's favorites on such
But if you want to go for lunch, you should be prepared to wait outside. The
restaurant is always filled with people during this hour.
Location1: No.529 Fujianzhonglu, Huangpu District
Location2: No.612 Henanzhonglu, Huangpu District
Itoya (Yi Teng Jia, Japanese cold noodles)
The most strongly recommended in Itoya is the Green Tea Flavored
Buckwheat Cold Noodles, which arguably taste much better than common noodles.
Sea lavors are added to it, making the whole bowl look like a green
picture. With a little added shallot, you are almost guaranteed to feel the
summer heat goes away.
One other way to have you cold noodles served is with small ice blocks
underneath, even more suitable for fighting the heat of summer.
Location: 5F-6F Mei Luo Cheng, No.1111 Zhaojiabanglu, Xuhui District
Xin Ya Da Bao
This is a chain restaurant offering many different snacks. Besides the
traditional cold noodles, you can also choose the spicy Sichuan Dan Dan Mian.
Different from those in other restaurants, it is served in the same style as
cold noodles, providing relief for those who like spicy food in the summer.
Since it is a chain restaurant, there are many locations in Shanghai. Just
check with telephone number 114, and you can find the one nearest to you.
Saizeriya (Sa Li Ya, Italian cold noodles)
Saizeriya is popular in Shanghai because of its affordable prices. It is said
that these noodles must be put into icy water after being steamed. The
restaurant has so many customers that a long queue of waiting can often be seen
at its gate.
Location1: No.319 Tianyaoqiaolu, Xuhui District
Location2: No.429 Guangdonglu, Huangpu District
Temple of Saigon (Fei Chang Yue, Vietnam rice noodles)
Temple of Saigon offers Vietnamese food, with the comfort and warmth of an
old French-style villa. If you like noodles, don't miss the cold rice noodles.
The various vegetable and peanut seasonings are sometimes so effective you may
forget its July.
Location: No.1731 Huashanlu, Xuhui District, close to Xujiahui
021-62818427 ext. 106