10 Desi Vans In Delhi Where You Can The Most Awesome Punjabi Chinese Food Ever!

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India is a land of foodies. While many might often debate about deciding the street food capital of India, our capital city is undoubtedly amongst the top in this list. From mouthwatering chole kulchas to chaat, Punjabi food and the more recent wave of food trucks in the city, you will be spoilt for choice. However much before the craze of the fancy food trucks hit, for over a decade Chinese food vans have been ruling the hearts of the localities here.

Far from being authentic, they will however leave you craving for more with their spicy and tasty oily goodness. With a hint of tadka and loads of Punjabiness, this international cuisine has turned into a much-loved everyday affair for Delhiites. Being pocket friendly and with each dish having enough quantity for 3, these are the perfect go-to options for any time of the day. Here is a list of some of the most loved Chinese vans around the city.


Address: Main Market, Near Mother Dairy, Defence Colony Main Market, Defence Colony, New Delhi

Average cost: ₹300 for two people

Must try: A favourite with many, this van parked in Defence colony has people craving for its Singapuri and egg chowmein. For vegetarians the chilli paneer and special spring roll with seasoned veggies will have you polishing off every morsel on your plate. Other must try dishes are the momos and sweet corn soup.

Timings: 9 am-11 pm

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Address: Kalka Devi Marg, Near DDA Park, East of Kailash, New Delhi

Average cost: ₹300 for two people

Must try: A much loved food joint amongst the locals, this place is known for its burgers and tikkas, however the most loved dish here is their butter chicken chowmein! Other recommended dishes are their chilli potatoes, spring rolls ,veg fried rice, chilli paneer and vegetable chowmein.

Timing: 11am – 10pm

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Address: Near Archana Shopping Complex, Greater Kailash (GK) 1, New Delhi

Average cost: ₹300 for two people

Must try: Whether it’s an early breakfast post your all-night partying or an early dinner craving before the night gets started, this one is a go-to place for all. Along with the regular Chinese items available here, it is also famous for it’s fish curry and rajma rice. For a quick snack, stop over for their chai and pakodas. Running for over one decade, this is quite popular with the GK crowd. A must visit in this neighbourhood, this is much more than your regular tea shack.

Timing: 8am – 10pm

Garden Chef

Address: Opposite Lodhi Road Post Office, Lodhi Road, New Delhi

Average cost: ₹450 for two people

Must try: If you are near the Lodhi Gardens then this one is an easy find. With 3 outlets in the city , this is the most popular of the lot. From spicy momos to chilli garlic chicken, this one has people raving about the food and its quantity. Be prepared to dig into their other favourites as well like the egg spring roll, sweet corn soup and vegetable spring roll along.

Timings: 10am – 10pm

Address: Opposite FICCI Auditorium, Near Metro Station, Mandi House, New Delhi

Cost for two: ₹300 for two people

Must try: Mandi house is known for its Chinese vans. However, amongst them, this is one of the oldest and most popular options. While you may have tasted and loved your regular chicken biryani umpteen number of times, you will fall in love with their twist on this favourite called Chinese chicken biryani. You can also choose to order a full or half portion as per your appetite here. Other must try options are the Momos, burgers and chinese spring rolls.

Address: Opposite 3Cs Cinema Complex, Lajpat Nagar 2, New Delhi

Average cost: ₹200 for two people

Must try: Located just opposite the PVR 3Cs, this place is still unknown to many. Perfect for a quick fix, their crispy chilli potatoes are the most loved item on their menu. Perfectly stir-fried Noodles and Chicken Momos served with their red chutney make it the perfect desi chinese option in this locality. A must visit, you can’t go wrong with this one for sure!

Timings: 11:30am – 10pm

Address: Opposite Fine Home Apartments, Acharya Niketan, Mayur Vihar Phase 1, New Delhi

Average cost: ₹350 for two people

Must try: An old joint and a popular one amongst the locals in Mayur Vihar, this van is perfect for your spicy cravings. From popular dishes like the chowmein and momos to combos which are enough to fill you up when on a budget, this has all the options you can imagine. Must try dishes here are the chilli potatoes, noodles and spring rolls.

Timing: 11am – 11pm

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Address: Opposite Aurobindo Market, Hauz Khas, New Delhi

Average cost: ₹350 for two people

Must try: Located near one of the most popular hangout places in Delhi, this is a popular option with people visiting after a night of partying. Their fried momos are drool worthy and the kathi rolls a perfect fix for your late-night hunger pangs. Other must try options here are the chilli potatoes, sweet corn soup and noodles

Timings: 11am – 11pm

Address: AP Block Market, Near Corporation Bank ATM, Pitampura, New Delhi

Cost for two: ₹400 for two people

Must try: Their signature dish of chilli chicken burger is to die for. Filled with a huge stuffing and goodness of spicy chicken in it, this one will leave you craving for more. Other must try options are their chowmein, honey chilli potatoes, veg manchurian, chicken spring roll, rolls and chilli chicken.

Timings: 2pm – 11pm

Address: Opposite Anubhav Apartments, Sector 13, Rohini, New Delhi

Average cost: ₹250 for two people

Must try: Their golden fried chicken are the best you will have probably tasted anywhere. Spicy and crispy on the outside they go well with the sauce served alongside. Locals also swear by its thukpa soup and chowmein. This one is perfect to stop over for a quick meal if you are around this area.

Timings: 11am – 10pm

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