When you are in the center of Milan and you want to eat a good genuine Chinese meal, it is often difficult to find a good restaurant. In Missori area, however, there is Yuan that is a salvation if you are looking for something like this!
Yuan is a simple and no frills restaurant, frequented by a young and above all Chinese clientele and which reserves a truly interesting menu.
The cuisine offered is mainly from Sichuan (it is incredible that a few steps from the Duomo there is a place that does not only do Chinese-Italian cuisine!), but there are also some better known and less spicy dishes to satisfy those who do not know this kind of preparations.
The menu is really vast, my advice is to opt for some specialties of the chef (such as the various bowls of fire) and, of course, for the spicier dishes to be accompanied with steamed rice or a plate of noodles. You will also find particular cuts of meat (at least from the point of view of the Italians), such as pork ears, beef tripe and nerves: do not be intimidated but rather risky because here everything is really tasty and well done!
Specifically, I opted for the classic spring rolls (smaller than those normally found in Chinese restaurants), sautéed green beans with minced pork, the bowl of squid, sautéed rice dumplings with seafood (not spicy, therefore valid as an accompaniment to main dishes if you are not used to large quantities of chilli) and cold Nanchang-style noodles. All the dishes were delicious, but the spaghetti was in my opinion superior and surprising!
All this was accompanied by a Chinese herbal iced tea and a small dose of licorice, very good indeed.
As you may have guessed, I was very satisfied with this experience from Yuan, which is a great choice if you are in the area. Add to this a really honest and contained bill, plus the discreet, quick and kind salsa staff, which make it even more special.
📍 Via Maurizio Gonzaga 5, Milan