June 7th, 2013

Does My Bomb Look Big In This?

Review - Noodle Inn

Alex Harmon found the Randwick sister restaurant to Kingsford's Niji Sushi very much to her taste...

Sometimes you just want to keep it simple without compromising on flavour, and that’s where the good folk at Noodle Inn come in. While the restaurant is more like a waiting room, the prices are the cheapest I’ve seen this side of Bangkok. Take the Steamed Pork Gyoza ($5/3 pieces) – it was cheaper than my bus fare to Randwick! The pork parcels are soft, hot and inviting.

It’s the team behind the popular Niji Sushi Bar in Kingsford, so they know all about bringing authentic cuisine to the ‘burbs. There’s the usual ‘choose your own adventure’ of noodles, sauce and meat but the standout has to be the Marinated Duck Salad ($13.90) – for this price it’s shocking how much duck you get, and how much flavour they manage to dress it up in. The chilli-lime sauce is a dreamboat.

A good litmus test of Thai food is the ol’ Pad Thai Chicken ($10.90), and it passes with flying colours – the right amount of sweetness and salty peanut goodness.

If you do create your own dish, Prawn with Lime Leaf and Peppercorn ($13.90) is a stellar combination. If you’re a regular to Belmore Road and even these prices exceed your student/hospital staff lifestyle, grab a loyalty card and get discounts as you dine.

Noodle Inn
150 Belmore Road, Randwick
Ph: (02) 9399 5888

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Does My Bomb Look Big In This?


Readers of this blog are invited to enter the code word BOMB on the Sydney Film Festival buy tickets page to receive $10 tickets to The Moo Man this Sunday 9th June at midday.

It's about a gentle farmer and his happy cows...

Sunday 9 June
The Moo Man 12pm Events Cinemas George Street

Just like a farmer in a children's picture book, all the Moo Man's cows have names and they live long contented lives. Farming in the 21st century is rarely this idyllic, but Stephen Hook is bucking the trend. On his farm in southern England he lovingly cares for his Friesian herd, believing that happy cows make for better milk - which he hand delivers in glass bottles. This approach may be charming, but it doesn't pay the bills and he's forced to reassess.

His new marketing campaign kicks off when he takes Ida, the Queen of the Herd, to Eastbourne, where she poses by the beach lapping up the attention - in fact, she's more than reluctant to leave. Directors Andy Heathcote and Heike Bachelier followed this gentle farmer for four years, and the result is a heartwarming tale of quiet resistance and resilience.