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Los Tres Cerditos: an adorable no-frills Chinese empanadería

5 April 2018
Veg gyoza (dumplings)

You’ll absolutely love this place. It’s no-frills, and they’ve got the best gyoza I’ve had in Madrid. But don’t tell anyone else about it!

Sorry, Rubén, this secret can be contained no longer. Los Tres Cerditos (the three little pigs) is a real gem and, despite the meaty name, caters well for the vegetarians and vegans among us. So, without further ado…

THE FOOD

We started off with fried veg gyoza. The pastry had a gorgeous sticky texture and was packed full of fresh vegetables and tofu. Other varieties of gyoza are white, yolk yellow or deep purple depending on if they’re meat, pork or prawn – an adorable touch.

Veg gyoza (dumplings)

Veg gyoza (dumplings)

Then came the tallarines hecho en mano with an egg on top, and we realised that this was where our order should have ended…

Handmade veg noodles

Handmade veg noodles

As we tucked into our handmade noodles, we were able to watch our (gigantic) next order being assembled at the crepe station and quickly began preparing ourselves for some mind-over-matter eating…

A view of the crepe station from our table

A view of the crepe station from our table

The crepe station

The crepe station

Here it is, the veg crepe with a fresh egg folded in: the densest, crispiest, most delicious crepe around…

Veg crepe

Veg crepe

TOP TIP…

There are only three tables in this miniature restaurant and a few stools up at the bar. The prices are slightly higher if you want to eat in, with a good 90% of their customers opting for takeout. In fact, as Los Tres Cerditos don’t do delivery, you might be sat next to a long queue of hungry customers, so head there for an early lunch or dinner and grab the more intimate table tucked into the window nook on the left.

INFO

  • Address: Paseo de las Delicias, 73
  • Nearest metro: Delicias, L3 and C1, C7, C10
  • Opening hours: 12-4.30 pm / 7.30-11.30 pm every day

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