Hei Hing Cafe and Noodle Bar

Hei Hing Cafe and Noodle Bar South St, Isleworth TW7 7BG

Popped in to the Hei Hing recently with Harry and Holly after it was recommended by Carrie and we were not disappointed. The owner, who hails from Hong Kong really knows his flavours and his menu reflects this. He mixes it up a bit with starters such as Kimchi, which are Korean pickled vegetables with a sweet and sour taste, curried samosas and satay chicken. I loved their deep fried calamari with spiced salt which tasted divine and was perfectly balanced.

Harry, as is usual in any Asian restaurant will always try the miso soup and he certainly wasn’t complaining when a small bucket sized bowl arrived in front of him, packed with onions, tofu and seaweed, he set about the task with relish and, this was only the starters. Holly opted for the chicken satay and I managed to steal one, they were moist with a tangy sauce with just a hint of chilli.

Onto the mains, Harry went for yaki udon, stir fried noodles with chicken and he again made a pretty good attempt at it, but i think the litre of miso had had the desired effect and a doggy bag beckoned. I had Malaysian chicken curry which was fairly spicy but I like it hot so it wasn’t a problem and whilst it was hot you could still taste the different spices, the mark of a clever cook. Holly ordered teriyaki chicken which was sweet and perfectly cooked. The owner explained the menu and was very pleasant and efficient. There is also a BYO facility which I quite like as it allows you to take along your favourite tipple without paying an arm and leg for it and there’s something nostalgic about it.

Other great things include: Nasi goreng, pad thai, curry katsu and sweet chilli chicken.

Lunch time there is a smaller selection to keep the wait time to a minimum as it’s all cooked in front of you in the open kitchen. If you are going in the evening it’s advisable to book as it’s usually pretty busy. Since my visit I have also had a takeaway and it was just as good, so pay it a visit if you are in Isleworth, you won’t be disappointed. Another great tip is to follow them on Facebook here as they will keep you updated with the menu as it changes each day.

Harry’s good news: Keep space in your tummy for the main course
Harry’s bad news: Too much food

Daddy’s good news: Clever, varied menu using quality ingredients
Daddy’s bad news: Wish it was closer to my house

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