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