Mani in noodles
In the Central Station area, a very well-kept Chinese restaurant called Mani in noodles has recently opened.
The menu is obviously dedicated to the famous lamian, the hand-pulled Chinese noodles whose spectacular preparation can be admired in the open kitchen: twisting the dough over and over again, achieving the desired thickness (all in a single very long string), it is definitely something that will blow your mind!
The pasta is made with excellent quality Italian wheat flour and is artisanal, as are the ravioli - I saw the vegetable ones being made, really beautiful.
In menu you will find different types of lamian, which differ in thickness: from pappardella to very thin spaghetti.
The broths are quite (too much) light, so I suggest you flavor them with spicy oil. You can choose between vegetable or beef broth: the latter is the one I liked.
If you are not a fan of hot broth, you can choose sautéed noodles (in this case only the thick ones) seasoned with meat, vegetables, fish or pad thai.
Among the appetizers, the aforementioned dumplings (pork and crab, chicken or vegetables) stand out, excellent spring rolls (also homemade, crunchy and full of vegetables) or even cucumber salad (slightly spicy), mushrooms with wasabi (a very strange taste to me) or tofu .
For dessert: ice cream mochi (not artisanal, unfortunately) and homemade matcha tiramisu (so abundant that you will struggle to finish it by yourself).
The restaurant is cozy, the staff is kind, quick and smiling. Being a place that has just opened, it obviously needs to break in, but if you are in the area and you want very long hot Chinese noodles for a quick and cheap meal, this could be an option.