3 Leicester Street
London WC2H 7BL
0207 437 1132
Joy King Lau is really just another Chinese restaurant tucked in a really obscure corner of Chinatown, hidden (currently) behind a lot of construction. The food is quite typical of Chinatown fare, with the usual crispy duck, tofu dishes, small selection of dim sum (their egg tarts are pretty good) etc, but the one dish we really love at Joy King Lau is their House Special Fried Noodles. This is pretty much the only thing we order when we go there, and it (usually) never fails to disappoint.
The noodles are crispy, and it is topped with a wonderful selection of prawns, squid, and various pig parts – stomach, liver and slices of pork. We love the variety you can get in one single dish, and it’s not expensive too – that dish, with tea and service adds up to about £7, which is very reasonable for what you’re getting.