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Takeaway Review: New Century

472623_mee_hoon_gorengI live in the arse end of nowhere in Wicklow which suits me down to the ground because I hate humans and love cows, fields and sheep. One thing I do miss about living in Dublin is the luxury of being able to order a takeaway: a simple act that I once took for granted.  Oh what a fool I was.

When I do get the opportunity to order in, I usually go for an Indian because Chinese takeaway is often very disappointing. Well, I found myself in Glasnevin during the week and ordered the Singapore Noodles fromthe New Century Thai and Chinese on Harts Corner. Although the dish is neither Thai nor Chinese; it was really amazing and had the perfect blend of Malay, Chinese and Indian flavours that is often missing from this delicious dish. At €8.80, it wasn’t the cheapest take away but it was one of the best Chinese/Thai take-outs I’ve had in the city.

I am now wondering if there are other little gems like this one dotted around the city. Who gets your vote for the best Chinese/Thai take-away?


  1. Have recently discovered Kanum just off Baggot Street (Mespil Road, I think).
    Great Thai food – like Saba but not as dry, like Diep but not as ‘sauce-y’ and hotter than an obese man’s undies after a session in a bouncy castle in the Sahara.
    They do a noodle soup for 6.50 that is the size of a dinner. Lovely place.

  2. The hotter the better please. Nice analogy too; really makes me want to eat, yum.

  3. The price of singapore noodles doesn’t sound that high, especially when compared to the prices the late, great Pete McCarthy paid for this dish as he travelled around Ireland about 10 years ago!

  4. I’ll second Kanum – it has replaced Diep at Home for us as place of choice for takeaway thai food. Their house noodles cost €2.50 and are a meal in themselves, also their aromatic duck pancakes are delicious!