I was kindly invited to a complimentary tasting by PanPan Noodle Bar and chose to write a review. As always, all opinions are my own.
Last week I tried Wuhan cuisine for the first time at PanPan Noodle Bar.
I don’t know how I never knew different regions of China had different styles of cuisine!
Will, the owner of PanPan Noodle Bar, actually grew up in Wuhan, China and came to Toronto around 10 years ago, so the food is as authentic as it gets.
The restaurant is close to the AGO, and it’s a great place to warm up and have a tasty meal!
Here’s what you can expect on the menu at PanPan Noodle Bar, as well as all the best dishes to order!
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For appetizers, we got the Wuhan Style Sui Mai ($5.99) and Sticky Rice Crepe ($12.99).
Both the Sui Mai and Crepe were awesome!
Authentic Wuhan main dishes
The signature dish here is the Sesame Lover ($7.99), and it’s v good.
You pick your noodles, spiciness, and toppings.
It’s an additional $1 for meat sauce, $1 for shredded chicken breast, and $2 for sliced beef or beef brisket.
I ordered the Hot Dry Crab ($13.99), and it was 100% the best dry noodles I’ve ever had.
It was so flavourful and delicious and it had a good amount of spiciness.
It did get really spicy as I got deeper into the bowl, but it was worth it.
I didn’t try the Drowning Bull ($10.99), but it looked delicious.
For dessert, we tried the Deep Fried Purple Yam Donut ($4.99) and Soft Inside ($3.99).
And yes, the soft inside is really soft inside.
We didn’t get to try the Sago Soup ($4.99), so I definitely will need to try it when I come back!
PanPan is definitely one of my new favourite Chinese noodle spots in the city.
If you’re looking for authentic Wuhan noodles in Toronto, PanPan Noodle Bar is the spot to visit!
Have you been to PanPan Noodle Bar yet? Have you tried Wuhan cuisine before? What dish would you try? I’d love to know in the comments!
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