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Murger Han

Restaurants, Chinese Euston
4 out of 5 stars
5 out of 5 stars
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Time Out says

4 out of 5 stars

A Northern Chinese restaurant in Euston.

The first lovely thing you notice about this tiny Chinese restaurant is its shape. What looks, as you step through door, like a boxy little room off the Euston Road, curves gently outwards as you walk to the back. Go at lunchtime for the best view: there are skylights in the sloping ceiling and long windows slice up the white walls, flooding the place with light. All you can see out of these windows are trees, giving this no-frills spot an airy, open feeling.

The food is Northern Chinese, flavours are bold, and everything comes very fast, with no ceremony. The highlight of the wipe-clean menu was a deep bowl of hand-pulled noodles topped with pak choi, delicate omelette and braised pork. The pleasure of this dish lies in disentangling great mouthfuls of flat and wonderfully slippery noodles, and chasing the hunks of fiery, addictively sour pork. Also delicious was the speciality pork ‘murger’, which Murger Han describes as the Chinese equivalent to the Western hamburger. Slipped inside a sheet of greaseproof paper, it’s a sweet, wheatflour bun stuffed with deliciously greasy, salty, oozy meat. And at £5, it’s a bargain. Thick homemade dumplings served in spicy soup was another lip-smacking hit – the clear broth seasoned with seaweed and tiny dried prawns.

Murger Han has another branch in Mayfair, which is unexpected, because part of this restaurant’s great charm is its simplicity. Tap water is served in chipped white mugs, prices are low and the focus stays firmly on the food. As it should do. And that focus pays off – on my visit Murger Han was completely packed with regulars, eating lunch under the skylights in the sunshine.

Details

Address: 62 Eversholt St
London
NW1 1DA
Transport: Tube: Euston
Price: Dinner for two with drinks and service: around £55.
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5 out of 5 stars

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tastemaker

I'd seen this place on my foodie friend's Instagram multiple times so I had been wanting to go for a while and when I finally made it here, it did not disappoint! 


The Biang Biang Noodles have a wonderful bite to them because they're handmade and was surprisingly refreshing. The spicy clay pot noodles were my favourite though with a serious kick and bags of flavour.


I cannot wait for my next visit!

tastemaker

This is a cute little restaurant on Eversholt street. The menu is very cute in the shape of a jiamo (murger) and with illustrations on every page. The menu is a little confusing as the dishes are authentic to shanxi but doesn't come with much explanation. The murgers are priced for 1 each - and 1 is almost enough for a meal!

I loved the biang Biang mian. This flavourful bowl with handmade noodles really packs a punch of spice, savouriness and tanginess. The murgers in soup were a little bland, but good on a wet day or if i'm down with the flu. The sides were good too though it depends on whether you are keen on cold Chinese starters. We love them so the chicken claws and pigs ear went down very well.

There are many more dishes on that menu which I'd love to try, and I look forward to going back there!

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