Sunday, 10 April 2016

Tai Won Mein, Catford

Salt and pepper squid
On Saturday afternoon we were definitely beginning to suffer from a bit of cabin fever having spent most of the day inside after an early morning run and a few local errands. We knew we should get out of the house but were completely indecisive over whether to head out for dinner or a quick drink. We flipped a coin. We called a couple of different restaurants to make bookings (they were both fully booked). We ended up on a bus to Catford.

Our target, if we didn't change our minds on the way, was Tai Won Mein, a cheap and cheerful Chinese restaurant that we'd seen had a few good reviews online.
Roast duck Ho Fun 
The restaurant is organised with long tables and benches. We grabbed a couple of spots, made our choices from the menus on the tables and then headed up to the counter to order. We could see dishes at other tables, and that they were all ENORMOUS but with everything under £7 (and quite a lot under £6) we still couldn't stop ourselves ordering three different dishes.

My favourite dish was the salt and pepper squid. The tender pieces of squid were covered in a light batter and weren't at all greasy. I was a little addicted to the deep fried spring onion and green chilli that had been sprinkled over the top.
House special udon soup
The seafood house special udon soup was a little difficult to share, and coming out last also meant it got the least attention from our increasingly full stomachs. However, the broth was tasty and we both thought the broth would be a good warming dish to have to yourself on another visit (although possibly not the seafood monster).

Dinner for the both of us was less the £20, including Chinese tea. A bargain.

Tai Won Mein
90-92 Rushey Green,
Tai Won Mein Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato


  1. Great post, thanks so much for sharing. Squid is something that I have never tried!

  2. Great post, thanks so much for sharing. Squid is something that I have never tried!