I have to admit it. I am a terrible restaurant reviewer, see, I’ve eaten here many times, I know exactly where it is and what my favourite dish is, yet I can’t remember its name. It is just across from the Chinese Noodle Restaurant in Chinatown, and I think that some of the dishes on the menu are actually cooked over there.
Pan fried pork dumplings (from the Chinese Noodle Restaurant)
That favourite dish are the knife sliced noodles.
The texture of these noodles is unique, and totally different to the hand pulled noodles which are also available. They are sliced from a ball of dough, thick and chewy in the centre and thiny and silky at the edge, with an uncanny ability to hold the flavour of the sauce. I remember them from China and have been searching all over Chinatown for this dish.
This version, served with bok choy and braised pork is wonderful. The restaurant is full of Chinese people, slurping and happily chewing and chatting over plates of northern chinese food.
Cumin Lamb ‘hamburger’
Next time, I promise I will remember the name of this place.
This restaurant is named Chinese Noodle House, as opposed to Chinese Noodle Restaurant which is just across the way.