Xi’an restaurant Murger Han Han are offering free Pork Murgers with every order of Biang Biang Noodles from 4th February until the Lantern Festival on the 15th to celebrate Chinese New Year.
The majority of London’s Chinese New Year celebrations will take place on Murger HanHan’s doorstep on the 10th February. Guests may enjoy their Biang Biang noodles and take their Murger to go as they stroll down to Trafalgar Square or Shaftesbury Avenue to take part in the various live activities and festivities taking place there.
Murger HanHan are best known for their 12 foot freshly made Biang Biang noodles that are hand-pulled in front of guests and were featured on ITV This Morning earlier today. Mina Holland wrote of their 12 foot Biang Biang noodles for The Guardian:
“Imagine my excitement at the promise of Chinese restaurant Murger Hanhan’s 12-foot noodles….it’s as tactile as I’d hoped, the thick, doughy belts of noodle hugging my tongue alongside the pak choi’s crunch, the egg and tomato’s velvet sweetness, the sauce’s umami piquancy”.
Further praise by Deborah Arthurs for The Metro:
“Murger HanHan…is sensational.We would go as far as to say the noodles are the best in London (that we have tried – fight us) and you really SHOULD go out of your way to try them”
Chinese New Year Special
Free Pork Murger (pan-baked flatbread filled with spiced pork belly slow-cooked in a soup containing over 20 spices and seasonings) when you order Murger HanHan’s renowned Biang Biang Noodles with Pork and a drink that includes Xi’an drinks Tsingtao 360 and Ice Peak (both unavailable elsewhere in Europe), Rice Wine or Prosecco.
Chinese New Year Special Availability
4th to 15th of February
“Imagine my excitement at the promise of Chinese restaurant Murger Hanhan’s 12-foot noodles….it’s as tactile as I’d hoped, the thick, doughy belts of noodle hugging my tongue alongside the pak choi’s crunch, the egg and tomato’s velvet sweetness, the sauce’s umami piquancy.” The Guardian (Mina Holland )
“Murger HanHan…is sensational.” The Metro (Deborah Arthurs)
About the Murger
The snack originated during the Qin dynasty (221 BC to 206 BC) of Shanxi Province, home of both the legendary Terracotta Warriors and the family who own Murger HanHan, London’s first authentic Xi’an restaurant.
The Murger, or rou jia mo in Chinese, is a pan-baked flatbread filled with spiced pork belly slow-cooked in a soup containing over 20 spices and seasonings and, like a burger, it is picked up in one or two hands and eaten whole, never cut into half. When you take a bite firstly there is a crunchy ‘crust’ followed by a little doughiness on the inside of the flatbread before the juicy and succulent slow-cooked meat. Extras such as chilli, vegetables, or any other condiments are not customary because the flavour of the meat is so rich and satisfying.
The family make the dish daily using a secret recipe that has been passed down through the generations from their ancestors meaning diners can take a bite of history and experience the very same taste that as has been enjoyed by millions of Shanxi habitants spanning centuries.
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