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Dublin’s Chinese food scene

April 21, 2015 | By | One Comment

Want to know where to find the best Chinese food in Dublin? Kun Qian, an international student at National College of Ireland, knows the value of experiencing a different way of life—but she also knows what it’s like to miss her native cuisine. She’s made a list of ways to satisfy home cravings from China while living abroad…

Most international students from China tend to worry about the dramatic change in lifestyle (specifically the different food!) caused by moving to a far-away country. Worry no more if you are going to study in Ireland! You can get literally everything you need to make your transition as smooth as possible.

To my surprise, there are way more Chinese grocery stores than I expected. Here are a few popular ones.

Oriental Emporium (东方行) – 30/32 Upper Abbey Street, Dublin 1.
*Here you can bring your student card to get a 10% discount ☺
Peng Lai Supermarket (朋来超市) – 101 Parnell Street, Dublin 1.
Golden Beach Supermarket (金海湾) – 137 Parnell Street, Dublin 1.
Rongs Asian Supermarket (融兴行) – 157 Parnell Street, Dublin 1.
Asia Market – Drury Street, Dublin 2.

If you’re in Dublin and have an immediate craving for Chinese food, there are loads of Asian restaurants on and around Parnell Street on the north side of the city and Drury Street, south of the Liffey. Most restaurants do all styles, from hotpot to BBQ. In some of them, you can even enjoy karaoke!

Having said that, I encourage you to immerse yourself in the Irish culture and try the local food. Studying as an international student is all about experiencing a different lifestyle. However, it’s good to know that you can get your “home fix” while living abroad!

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