Milan’s Chinatown is getting more attractive by the day, and Trattoria Hua Cheng is one of the reasons I often visit this charming neighbourhood.
In the last few years Via Paolo Sarpi has become a very popular walking area always bustling with people, and anybody would recommend grabbing a bite at one of the street food restaurants while you’re at it. But where would you go to have a proper Chinese dinner in Milan’s Chinatown?
Trattoria Hua Cheng would be my #1 choice. First of all, they serve the freshest homemade Chinese noodles in Milan. Second, if it’s a synonym of quality at all, you will notice that the Chinese people living in the area dine at Hua Cheng too!
Hua Cheng borrows from Italian the term “trattoria”, that being a rustic restaurant that serves fresh and unassuming local food, and manages to create the vibe of a proper Chinese/Italian style family diner. In fact, you will have to share one of the few tables of the small, basic room with strangers and browse from the widest selection of meat and fish options, as well as many vegan options. I would order every item on the menu and spend hours in here, but unfortunately, they need to be quick and you will have to be too (prepare to queue up after 20:00).
So yeah, if you want to enjoy a tasty and abundant Chinese dinner and not spend a fortune, pop in at Hua Cheng. Don’t say I didn’t tell you!