Eating Out West Midlands

Review: Min Min Noodle Bar, Birmingham

20th February 2014

Our trip to Min Min Noodle Bar has been in the pipeline for quite a long time. I’d heard some really great things about it from friends. We popped in on a rainy Saturday lunch time not long into the New Year. I was surprised it wasn’t that busy, only  a couple of other tables eating, but then I guess everyone was still on their New Year Health and financial restraint kicks…! When we got chatting to one of the waitresses she said they usually get quite busy on a Saturday lunch with the passing shopping trade.


Min Min is located just behind the Arcadian, you can’t really miss it. It’s bright lime green, inside and out! I quite liked this, very fresh and modern and a random pink moped parked along one wall. Got to love a bit of randomness in the world.

The Prawn and Mango Rice Rolls were simply brilliant. Fresh mango, juicy prawns and crunchy julienned vegetables wrapped up in little parcels of heaven. I love the combination of prawn and mango, and the quality of the ingredients shone through. They were served with a delicious sweet and spicy dipping sauce that was really tasty while not overpowering any other flavours. They were so fresh and a bonus, really healthy! Lee went for the (not so healthy) Salt and Chilli Chicken Wings. The batter was well seasoned and not too heavy and chicken inside still juicy and tender. They were served on a bed of lettuce and sautéed onion and peppers which was a nice touch. A big thumbs up to the starters.

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Lee went for a Beef Massaman Curry for his main which was really fragrant and you could really taste the lemongrass and other spices coming through. I had the Szechuan Chicken with fried rice. Again, the sauce was luscious and shiny and tasted great. The best thing about these main dishes is that the sauces tasted freshly made, and weren’t gloopy or sticky like many a chinese. I like how Min Min covers a few different types Asian foods from typical Chinese to Ramen and lots in between. The menu is really interesting and there are so many things I wanted to choose!

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It’s certainly one of the better Asian restaurants I’ve found in Brum and I’ll be heading back there soon. Where’s your favourite Chinese or Asian restaurant? Let me know in the comments section!

Unit 4, Latitude Building, Bromsgrove Street, B5 6ABBirmingham

Disclosure: We paid for our own meal, and all opinions expressed are honest and our own

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