Want to take a mini-trip to China? If you’ve traveled before, chances are you have come across China Towns in major cities around the world, especially in America. You may think there is no China Town in Barcelona, but the fact is that there is one and it’s growing. The Barcelona China Town is a great place to visit whether you’re into exploring Chinese cuisine or if you are a Chinese citizen who needs support in all manners of business in your native tongue.
The easiest way to get to China Town is by taking Line 1 or FGC (local train) and getting off at Arc de Triomf, or by taking Line 2 and getting off at Tetuan.
For those of you looking for ingredients for a stir-fry or some other Asian dish, there are several Asian supermarkets you can explore. You’ll find most of the food labels in either English and/or Spanish. It’s also good to know that the products found here are often cheaper and more authentic than what you find at Carrefour, Mercadona, or similar food chains. Especially impressive are the assortments of exotic sauces and Jiaozi (Chinese dumplings). Three good options to start with are Yuen Tong (Carrer Napols 177), Honesto (Carrer de la Diputacio 342), and Yang Kuang (Passieg de Sant Joan 12).
If you want to go enjoy some fresh Chinese, there are dozens of restaurants to try. One of the best and most affordable is Chen Ji, where you can eat for under 10€ per meal. A popular dish there is the freshly made fried noodles! You can also find other Asian cuisine outside China Town here.
Other Chinese Services
If you’re Chinese and visiting Barcelona or just arriving to the city, there are a multitude of services waiting for you. There are services ranging from travel agencies, real-estate firms, insurance companies, hair dressers and more! Outside of China Town you’ll also find many bazars run by Chinese, where you can get affordable household goods and sometimes even clothing.