Doha, Qatar – After a tiring shopping spree, we stumbled on Three Peppers Restaurant after checking Zomato for a recommendation on where to eat nearby and found good reviews on it. This small, unassuming restaurant in the Old Airport Road is a hidden gem for Chinese food aficionados.
Thre Peppers Restaurant: Ambiance
Located in a dimly lit street, the green signboard and red Chinese characters in LED was a real help for us to reach this place. The red Chinese lanterns outside and the picture frames on the walls served as the only decorations on this simple restaurant.
There were only less than 10 tables but seating does not make you feel so cramped. When we got there, the restaurant was almost full so we felt lucky that we got a table immediately.
Even though the ACs were all turned on, it was a bit hot during the time we dined there. What it lacked for decorations though, it made up for cleanliness as one will notice that the place is kept tidy even if it is always busy.
Three Peppers Restaurant: Food
Famished and tired from our shopping trip, we had a hard time choosing what with the countless dishes listed on the menu. The paradox of choice.
Turning to the other tables for inspiration, we ordered the Fried Chinese Noodles with vegetables (20 QAR), Vegetable Steamed Dumplings (25 QAR), Yang Zhou fried rice (25 QAR), and Sweet and Sour fish cubes (30 QAR).
I was used to eating Chinese food back home in the Philippines so I had high hopes for this one since it’s also run by the Chinese.
The Fried Chinese Noodles was clearly the winner, also gracing the tables of other customers. You can tell that the noodles were handmade and even though we only ordered the vegetable option, it was still tasty and you can eat it as a standalone dish.
The dumplings come as a close second, which is wrapped nicely but I would have loved a shrimp variant. Almost tie with the dumplings is the Sweet and Sour fish, which was served very hot and fresh. With the batter having the right amount of thickness, although for me the sauce was on the sweeter side and needs more of the “sour” for balance.
The fried rice was nothing remarkable and we even joked that our home version is even better.
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Three Peppers Restaurant: Service
The staff was all Chinese and we had no problem with communicating our orders and requests. Even though it was a busy time, the serving time was surprisingly fast. Our very hungry tummies were very happy in that regard.
So if you’re looking for authentic, affordable, and unpretentious Chinese food to satisfy your craving, Three Peppers Restaurant is your best bet.
Quick Guide: Three Peppers Restaurant
Address: Old Airport Area
Offers: Dine-in, Takeaway, Home Delivery
Contact numbers: +974 6649 2626; +974 6643 2828
Payment options: Cash
*UPDATE NOVEMBER 2017: There is a new branch in Muntazah along Hiteen Street.