150 Little Bourke Street, Melbourne, CBD
03 9662 1000
- ChongQing Noodles with Minced Pork
- ChongQing Noodles with Minced Pork and Peas (Spicy)
The noodles were universally silky smooth. Cooked to just the right softness, the noodles gave a slight chew in texture and was well complemented by the flavoursome and full-bodied broth.
Within the soup, we found minced pork that was plentiful and cooked to great tenderness. A good mix of fat and protein that ensured juiciness and no coarseness throughout, with a god pork flavour complementing the broth.
Our spicy bowl of noodles also pleasantly surprised us. Without being overbearing, the chilli had good depth in flavour and the spiciness didn’t mask the taste of the ingredients within the bowl.
We would’ve liked more vegetables to provide a more balanced meal, though what we received was fresh and had great crunch.
While the menu was incredibly simple and the options are limited, the noodles served here were tasty and overall done rather well. By no means was the meal spectacular or amazing, but it was thoroughly satisfying and uncomplicated.
Would Penguin Eat Again?
Sure. I know where to go next time if I were craving some affordable, Chinese noodles!