After running a restaurant in Johannesburg for 26 years, Emma Chen decided to go back to her roots and serve food that she grew up with and the People’s Republic of Noodles (PRON) was opened.
Her parents came from the North of China (while rice grows in the south) and she was brought up on noodles and bread, instead of rice. Other than the occasional wedding banquets that she and her whole family attended, most of the time they would frequent eateries that serve a few tapas type dishes (literally called “small dishes”- some hot, often cold) To her, these are the food for the people and what PRON serves its customers.
The abundant use of spring onion, coriander, garlic, chilli and Sichuan peppercorns in the northern food means that dishes are strong in flavour, yet refreshing at the same time.
All of PRON’s noodles are fresh, made every day on the premises. To see the full menu, click here.
Address: PRON, 69 Seventh St, Linden, Johannesburg
Times: Monday to Friday 9am to 10pm | Saturday 9am to 5pm