Red Ant Noodle Bar, Barcelona

I have a new favourite Asian restaurant in Barcelona, Red Ant Noodle Bar. It’s not that it’s new nor new to me, but simply because it’s the restaurant I’ve been coming back to over and over again in the last few months.

Red Ant is part of a group that have a few Asian restaurants in the Born district in Barcelona. I think they’ve chosen cool names: Red Ant, Mosquito and Grasshopper. I haven’t been to Grasshopper but Mosquito Bar was the first, the classic. They specialise in homemade organic dumplings with Belgian and German beers to accompany. Before they opened the other two restaurants, (or at least before my knowledge of them anyway) I remember they used to declare on their website: Life without dumpling is not worth living.

Yep, life should include dumplings.



Anyway, Red Ant is a sister of Mosquito, and they specialise in noodles, both in soup or not, and artisanal beers. For the beer and alcohol haters, like my latest companions that came with me, they also have a great selection of fancy fruit infused waters.



My beer hating friend said the Belvoir Pomegranate and Raspberry Presse was great. My alcohol-in-general hating friend told me to specifically please point out that the Belvoir Lime and Lemongrass Presse was tasteless. I quality controlled it and indeed it was tasteless.


The food is fantastic. The bowl way up there at the beginning of my post is a mango and salmon salad. It’s the typical dish I fall in love with and later inspires me in my kitchen. You can bet I’ll make something similar soon.



The noodles pictured here were pork belly and chicken noodles. I recommend both!


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  1. Guillermina Bósquez Stover 2015-10-23 at 04:27

    Yea (pronounced yay) for the fixed tooth!!! And for the lovely noodles…yum…

    1. Sofia 2015-10-23 at 14:28

      Thanks Guillermina. The fixed tooth is not so fixed apparently. The saga continues. Oh yes, lovely noodles, can’t wait to be back there!

  2. annascuisine 2015-10-23 at 06:25

    I love dumpling, especially organic. I love all the food you mentioned. They sound delicious! I’m glad you got a new filling. It’s no fun to have a toothache. I hope you feel better when you wake up today (it’s now past midnight approaching 1:00 a.m.). I’m going to hit the sack as well. Have a beautiful Friday, Sofia. 🙂

    1. Sofia 2015-10-23 at 14:29

      Hey Anna thanks, unfortunately the worst of my tooth was not over and I was back at the dentist this morning 🙁 I can’t wait to be able to eat noodles again 😉 Have a beautiful Friday and weekend xx

      1. annascuisine 2015-10-23 at 15:30

        I’m sorry to hear you still having trouble with your tooth. Yes, noodles (esp. noodle soup) this time of year is definitely delightful. Enjoy this lovely day as well as the weekend. Take care.I hope you feel better soon. 😀

  3. Kiss & Make-up 2015-10-24 at 12:16

    I love a good noodle dish! This looks like a great place.

    1. Sofia 2015-10-26 at 10:02

      What “flavour” do you have in your noodles?

    1. Sofia 2015-10-26 at 10:02

      They are Bonnie! I wish you could come and try!

  4. chef mimi 2015-10-26 at 15:06

    What a fun looking place! Hope you get to feeling better soon!

    1. Sofia 2015-11-04 at 11:29

      I hope so too 😉 (the tooth saga has still not finished!)

  5. Dalo 2013 2015-11-05 at 12:37

    I am going to quote you forever on this “Yep, life should include dumplings.” My past few weeks in China were made glorious by my almost daily trips to my little dumpling restaurant…unbelievable how good they taste and how great I feel after eating 🙂 Always think of you when I am there, thinking “I bet Sofia wishes she was here…”

    Their little daughter is 9 yrs old now and starting to study English so it is always fun when she is around, as she will join me and ask curious questions about English. Cheers to a great day Sofia.

    1. Sofia 2015-11-05 at 12:49

      Awww thank you for thinking about me, ofcourse I’d like to eat them every day there. I hope you’re a good English teacher then. Enjoy your evening Randy.

      1. Dalo 2013 2015-11-05 at 15:39

        I’m a great English teacher…except the dumplings are so good I often talk with my mouth full 🙂


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