"Boy Extracting Thorn" & Tea Leaves
|Chinese Noodle Restaurant|
Verdict: Fresh noodles and delicious dumplings! Go for dry noodles instead of soup :-)
Location: Thomas Street, Haymarket New South Wales, Australia
I didn't expect much food culture shock in Australia - other than being able to get wallaby, kangaroo, and paying $5 for Bowen mangoes of course. So I had to think: What am I missing out on in Toronto? What will they do better? Well, given the geography it was no surprise that Malaysian and Indonesian food made my to-eat list.
Before I left, a friend and I talked about Toronto's weak offering of hand-pulled noodles. Fell in love with them in Hong Kong, never found a great bowl in Toronto.
So...I was ecstatic when I heard that I could get a great bowl in Sydney! w00t! Minh and I hopped over from the Opera House to Chinese Noodle Restaurant (not to be mistaken for the Chinese Noodle House next door). You can watch the chef make noodles - win!! We ordered a bowl of seafood noodles as well as a plate of pork & chive dumplings!
Maangchi for a good recipe.
Crispy fresh dumplings were enjoyed along with noodles - a big bowl each. Oooh...I'm so glad that I can justify my Australian food baby with these pictures (which, by the way, was named Jack this Saturday!).
Kenzo, I savour the salty, porky goodness with a big King of Kings bowl.
Argh! I need to find great & fresh hand pulled noodles in Toronto! Or learn how to do it myself - definitely not an easy feat....
Whether or not you're heading to Sydney, I recommend checking out Eat, Show, & Tell - it's a fun blog run by a group of friends who travel and eat!