On a small street in a residential area lies Åsö Noodles, a tiny Chinese restaurant serving food from the Sichuan kitchen. It is all worth the travel to visit this part of Stockholm, on the island of Södermalm. Åsö Noodles make all noodles in-house. People come here for the excellent dishes, and it is all very genuine.
The friendly staff speaks just a bit of English and a few words of Swedish. My favorite dish here is the Dandan Mian, a spicy semi soup served with wonderful thin noodles, shredded chicken and veggies. The Kung Pao Chicken is very tasty and savoury, topped with cashews. I can also recommend the Spicy Miso Soup, their take on ramen. A different dish to share is the potato, sliced to look like noodles, marinated in Sichuan oil, soy and a touch of sesame oil. Also, the cucumber salad is hot and yummy to share.
Åsö Noodles is very popular among expats, a good sign that the food is yummy. Lunchtime Åsö Noodles is packed with people working in the area and during weekends it is a popular place to visit and not only by locals in the area. Åsö Noodles is still a hidden gem to discover.