Thursday 17 February 2005 11.47pm
Despite living across the road from the Shopping Centre and bemoaning the lack of good, cheap oriental food in the area, only today did I realise that the previously empty pub building by the shopping centre (on the road between the two roundabouts) has become a noodle bar, called Tai Tip Mein
(or Tai Won Mein - they can't seem to decide which). As I was getting off the bus there in search of food from Iceland or Tesco, I decided to pop in for some food. I had fried noodles with sweet and sour chicken, which cost £3.40. Being used to noodle bar type places being relatively cheap but portions small, I was shocked at how big the plate was! It was huge and plenty of chicken, and very nice. Also had a big pot of Japanese tea for 80p. The place seemed clean and the service was very quick. Most things on the menu are £3.40 to £3.95, though some things like roast duck are closer to £6. Oh and they only take cash (no cards!) so make sure you get some first if you decide to try.