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If You Are the One Host Meng Fei Is Opening a Noodle Restaurant in Melbourne

We only hope his noodles are as spicy as his insults.
By Imogen Baker
May 19, 2017
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By Imogen Baker
May 19, 2017
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As if the hit Chinese dating show If You Are the One hasn't already brought enough glee into our dreary little lives, it's about to bring even more. And noodles. In almost inexplicable news, cheeky host Meng Fei is opening his own Chinese noodle restaurant in Melbourne, aptly named Mr Meng.

Although we know Grandpa Meng as a television host who asks tough questions ("The question is, whether the girls can tolerate your shortcomings?"), he's actually a Kim K level celeb in China thanks to his shenanigans on the cult dating show, which has been airing in Australia on SBS 2 (now SBS VICELAND) since 2013. He's teamed up with Guo Degang, a popular Chinese comedian and actor, to open the noodle restaurant, quite out of nowhere. Why? Literally dunno. His team were tight lipped on motivations — but stay tuned for a report on the opening.

In the meantime, get excited for some no-nonsense Chinese food and Chongqing-style noodle dishes. Mr Meng's is opening soon on Elizabeth Street and serving up 'delicious noodles for lunch and dinner, loved by everyone'. We only hope Meng's noodles are as spicy as his insults.

In other relevant and exciting news, after eight seasons of humiliating Chinese men on air, the show is undergoing a seismic shift and reboot. A brand new 'boys special' will air on SBS VICELAND on July 2, which will be a taste of things to come before the new series relaunches in December.

Mr Meng will open on Monday, May 22 at 382-384 Elizabeth Street. We'll report back on the opening. 

Published on May 19, 2017 by Imogen Baker

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