An Asian feast in Spain at Run in Los Belones

So, I clearly love Spanish food (more recipes to come later), but the time does come when you simply feel like sampling a different cuisine. Luckily there’s a lovely Asian restaurant just down the road in the busy little town of Los Belones. Time for a feast.

The restaurant seems to be run by mainly Chinese staff, our waitress could speak fluent Mandarin, English and Spanish! And the food is a mix of Chinese, Thai and Japanese. Of course, there’s also the bonus of the beautiful, fresh Spanish ingredients they can use when cooking all their dishes.

Like these prawns in one of our starters. Butterflied, lightly coated in breadcrumbs and sesame seeds, they were sweet and melt-in-the-mouth.

Fantastically sweet, lightly battered prawns

Fantastically sweet, lightly battered prawns

There’s also quite a selection of dim sum. We chose the prawn and meat combo which were light with authentic flavours.

Tasty, juicy dumplings

Tasty, juicy dumplings

On to mains. I remember having the Mongolian lamb dish on my last visit there – about five years ago! What can I say, I have an elephant memory when it comes to menus. I always wish I could harness it to remembering more vital things in my life but try as I might that’s never going to happen. It’s a lovely dish, tender lamb, a sweet and spicy sauce and plenty of sesame seeds.

Mongolian lamb with sesame

Mongolian lamb with sesame

I also remembered the prawn and chicken dish (of course). Big juicy prawns and minced chicken in a spicy sauce served on crisp lettuce leaves. Yummy.

Spicy prawns and chicken served with lettuce leaves

Spicy prawns and chicken served with lettuce leaves

For our carb accompaniment we chose an all-time favourite, Singapore noodles. They were light and flavoursome, if not quite as spicy as we usually like them.

An overview of our main courses

An overview of our main courses

Portions are pretty substantial and all good value. And the service is welcoming, friendly and efficient. The perfect place for something of a change in cuisine.

The restaurant is set in the corner of a lovely square at the entrance to the town. We sat outside after dinner to finish off our delicious wine and enjoy the last of the summer evening (the below photo was taken around 9.30 pm).

The beautiful square outside Run, perfect for al fresco dining

The beautiful square outside Run, perfect for al fresco dining

Run is in Los Belones, Murcia, just outside the La Manga Resort

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