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17 Soul-Warming Bowls Of Noodles In London

Absolutely pho-bulous.

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1. Beef noodle soup from Mama Lan, Brixton

Tender, slow-cooked beef in a rich and heady spiced broth. Winter, what winter?

2. Khao soi gai at Janetira, Soho

Springy egg noodles in a rich Thai curry, topped with shreds of fried noodles. Noodles ON noodles. What more could you want?

3. Lobster noodles at Mandarin Kitchen, Bayswater

Want noodles with an extra luxurious touch? Just add some lobster. Lots of lobster.

4. Udon at Koya, Soho

Thick wheat flour noodles in piping hot miso soup, crowned with a soft-boiled egg. Japanese comfort food at its finest.

5. Laksa at C&R Cafe, Soho

A huge portions of egg noodles swimming in a warming chilli coconut soup. Laksa is Malay for "hug in a bowl". Honest!

6. Chashu ramen at Kanada-Ya, Covent Garden

These ramen specialists from Yukuhashi, Japan don't mess around. Go for the classic chashu (pork belly) topping and slurp up the thick creamy broth.

7. Pho tai nam at Mien Tay, Battersea

Perfectly cooked beef and tender brisket in a slow-simmered broth. Why can't all food be like this?

8. Lamb noodle soup at Chang's Noodle, Holborn

Hand-pulled noodles with lamb so tender it's pretty much falling apart. Oh, and goji berries. That makes it healthy, right?

9. Bun bo Hue at Cafe East, Surrey Quays

Think of bun bo Hue as pho's spicier relative. This central Vietnamese dish combines round vermicelli rice noodles with beef brisket and rich fiery soup.

10. Rappoki at Seoul Bakery, Holborn

This place is so cheap you can get away with ordering the topokki (spicy rice cakes) with ramen AND the bibimbap rice bowl for under a tenner.

11. Medium plate chicken at Silk Road, Camberwell

Take one gigantic bowl of chicken and potatoes in star anise and chilli broth and then ladle in some thick, hand-pulled noodles. Now tell me that isn't paradise.

12. Kuay Tiew Tom Yum at Kaosarn, Clapham

Got a cold? These Bangkok-style noodles in spicy hot and sour soup will blast it straight out of your sinuses.

13. Curry ramen at Shoryu, Carnaby

Ramen, rich curry-soy broth and deep fried karaage chicken. This is the KFC of noodle soups, and it's finger-licking good.

14. Wonton noodle soup at Wong Kei, Chinatown

So this place was once named the rudest restaurant in London. But hey, you can't beat a big steaming bowl of handmade wontons for less than £4.

15. Sour and spicy la mian at La-Mian & Dim Sum, Greenwich Market

Order a side of char siu (barbecued pork) and marvel at the chef's signature hand-pulling noodle technique at this market stall. Takeaway never tasted so good.

16. Beef noodle soup at Song Que, Haggerston

This Vietnamese institution serves over 15 variations on their famous beef pho. Try the combo of sliced rare steak, well-done flank, tendon and tripe.

17. Kimchee ramen at Bone Daddies, Soho

Korean kimchi meets Japanese ramen, with a generous heaping of giant prawns and mussels? Genius.