In the likely event that you've never been to a Chinese restaurant designed as a hunting lodge, here is your chance to do so. Momotaro Ramen's former occupant decorated the space with taxidermy and animal antlers redolent of a countryside estate's interior, and the current owner seems to find it a fitting theme to accent their Asian cuisine as well.
Momotaro is among the top-tier Chinese restaurants in Budapest. The long menu lists traditional dishes from all parts of China, but the specialty here is dim sum. Try the xiaolongbao, also known as soup dumplings, which are thin-layered steamed buns filled with soup and minced pork (€8). Another standout is the Taiwanese-stlye savory turnip cake (luo bo gao; €6), a spongy dim sum made of rice flour, daikon radish, and minced dried shrimp. Of the long list of soups, which are Chinese noodle soups rather than ramen, I liked the chicken noodle soup (€5).
Momotaro is currently the only restaurant in Budapest's downtown that serves authentic Chinese cuisine—for most of the others, you'd need to journey out to Budapest's Chinatown, a 15-minute cab ride from the city center—and it's also near several tourist attractions including the Parliament building and Liberty Square, so ideal for recharging your batteries.