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Published November 26th 2020
A trip to Shanxi without passport, visa & flying
Shanxi literally means "mountain west". It's a Chinese province named after its location being the west of the Taihang Mountains in the northern part of China. Although it's only 600km from Beijing, Shanxi has its unique cuisine and signature dishes. At Morphett Street Adelaide CBD, you will find this Shanxi Noodle Bar take you on a gourmet and cultural journey to this lesser-known province in China.

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Shanxi Noodle Bar has an oriental front.

Walking through the oriental front, you will be drawn to the brick wall looking wallpaper. On the walls are framed paper-cuts depicting traditional peasant life in China. Two glass cabinets house stories telling Shanxi. I spot beautifully crafted wooden boxes, Chinese calligraphy set, date juice, sea-buckthorn juice, red dates and liquor.

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A mini Shanxi museum

Inside the noodle bar, there are giant photos of temples, ancient villages, buddha statues and grottoes. These are all famous tourist attractions of the Shanxi province. The grey brick wallpaper continues throughout the interior creating the perfect background for the charcoal roof tiles and red exposed joists. This joint project with SA Shanxi Chamber of Commerce has thought it through how to introduce Shanxi to the Adelaide audience. The cubicle sitting area suits families and groups. For couples, the bar sitting area surrounding the kitchen will be ideal.

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Have you seen any of the Shanxi attractions?

The menu acts as the order form. You will be given an erasable marker to write on the menu. Tick what you need on the laminated menu. The highlight of the menu is the sliced noodles, an intangible cultural heritage of China. The noodles are sliced-to-order from a big slab of fresh dough and dropped straight into the boiling water. The knife has a curved edge, which is specially made for this kind of noodles, so the edges of the noodles are thinner than the centre.

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Write on the menu when you order

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Sliced Noodle Soup with mixed Mushrooms

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Stir-fried Sliced Noodles with Mixed Vegetables

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Tofu with Preserved Eggs


Shangxi Noodle Bar opens daily for lunch and dinner, where you can taste and experience Shanxi without the flight.

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Shanxi sliced noodles, an intangible cultural heritage of China

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Paper-cuts showing women cooking with fire stoves and kids playing
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Why? Discover & experience Shanxi without the flight
When: Daily 11am-3pm for lunch, Mon-Fri 5-9pm & Sat-Sun 5-9:30pm for dinner
Phone: (08) 8211 8898
Where: 305 Morphett Street, Adelaide SA 5000
Cost: Under $20
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The front of the building makes it look like you are stepping into China and the food sounds delicious.
by Bastion Harrison (score: 4|12626) 740 days ago
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