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Xin Fu Ji

There are some Chinese restaurants in Milan that I personally think are perfect when you want to eat a lot (really a lot) and well the typical Chinese cuisine of Sichuan. One of these is undoubtedly Xin Fu Ji, open for almost 10 years in the China Town area and with a second central restaurant a few steps from San Babila.

I ate in the restaurant in Viale Montello and I had a great time! The restaurant is very simple, with kitschy ornaments here and there. You immediately perceive an air of home and in fact the dishes all have a homemade aspect.

The staff is very quiet, kind and fast. The owner also works there, very willing to recommend dishes according to the tastes of the customers.

The menu is immense, which is why it is good to come back several times especially with friends to try a little bit of everything.

We obviously start with cold appetizers (for the daredevils here there is no shortage of chicken legs, spicy beef tripe or in salads, duck tongue; but among the proposals that I highly recommend there are smoked or roasted duck and Chinese pork) and hot appetizers (much more classic these, including spring rolls, Chinese cong you bing with chives and various types of dumplings).

Then there are the soups and skewers (all tasty and at a ridiculous price), various sautéed rice dishes, dumplings and noodles in broth for all tastes.

Then the incredibly long parenthesis of the house specialties opens: from the classic Peking duck, to the legendary fire pans (if you do not tolerate spicy, let the staff know so that they can communicate it to the kitchen, in any case the dishes that are too spicy are reported in the menu) among which I loved the fragrant wok (a mix of tofu, various types of mushrooms, lotus root and many vegetables) and the spicy eggplant wok - to be accompanied with a bowl of steamed rice and a portion of crushed cucumbers to freshen the mouth. The woks will be brought to the table directly with the stove and choosing just a few will be very complicated: crab with spices, cuttlefish, seafood, cabbage and many other ingredients that still make your head spin.

It then continues with the clay pot preparations, dishes based on pork, beef, chicken, frog legs, seafood, vegetables, shrimp ... it is really impossible to list all the preparations!

To all this, as if that were not enough, are joined various Chinese drinks, teas and beers.

And if you don't want to go to the restaurant, you can finally opt for delivery with Glovo.

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Wok profumato | © Cookingwiththehamster
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Taro gnocchi | © Cookingwiththehamster
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Eggplants wok | © Cookingwiththehamster
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Vietnamese roll | © Cookingwiththehamster

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