Every time I passed the beginning of via Paolo Sarpi I always found the Jin Yong restaurant full of customers - and not just at the rush hour for lunch or dinner. Intrigued by this great success I decided to try it after so much procrastination.
It is essentially a classic Chinese tavern, free-range but welcoming, with an apparently infinite menu that offers from the most classic dishes we are used to (many of Cantonese extraction) to some more particular and driven ones (such as the entrails or the blood of pig). For each category you will find many preparations so take your time before ordering.
Among the specialties tried and that I recommend, handmade noodles with garlic sauce stand out, my favorites! They are prepared with a pleasant note of vinegar that degreases the sauce and gives it a delicious flavor.
Among the other dishes that I really liked are prawns with potatoes (perfect to accompany with steamed rice), the special grilled dumplings (made with a kind of very particular external crust) and the fire pot with Chinese cabbage. spicy - I also recommend those of fish, with prawns or squid. Between one course and another I also tried the Vietnamese roll, this was good too but a shame about the withered mint leaves.
Like all self-respecting Chinese restaurants in this category, portions are all very abundant so be sure to adjust or, alternatively, come in company to share as much as possible. Prices are low.
If you are in China Town and want to grab a tasty bite on the go, Jin Yong is a good alternative.