DAINTY SICHUAN NOODLE EXPRESS: A quick, cheap dinner for a Sichuan chilli fix in Emporium with the whole package: the bustling, Asian vibes, quick food arrival but neglectful customer service. It’s a very fast-paced eating environment without table service as you line up and place your order immediately before being seated. The food came extremely rapidly but we had to ask for cups about 3 times and still had to resort to using water bottles.
Sichuan Cold Noodle – $4.5
The good fat: OMG this was amazingly tasty! I have no idea what sort of marinade or herby/spice they use in this, but there was this amazing zingy flavour to it (not spice) that just made the noodle super super tasty and delightful to the tongue. I enjoyed the lovely savouriness and the hint of spicy chilli that complemented the cold feeling of the soft noodles on the palate. The crunchy baked goodness of the peanuts were also a small, albeit necessary addition to perfect the whole dish. I would happily scull just this bowl of noodles by itself without anything else as the flavours really packed a punch without me needing to reach for water all the time! Also very cost-effective and a decent size for the price.
The bad fat: Nothing.
Spicy Chicken – $6.0
The good fat: The chicken was quite tender
The bad fat: I definitely won’t be ordering this again. I hated how bony the whole dish was – there was barely actual chicken flesh and rarely would there be a piece of chicken that didn’t have an annoying piece of bone on it. The chilli flavours were also extremely, extremely spicy to the extent that I really couldn’t taste anything else. There was also a puddle of oil at the bottom which didn’t really help me feel any better 😦 For the tiny amount of chicken and one-dimensionality of flavour that was there, I definitely found this overpriced and not worth…
SHOULD YOU GET FAT HERE?
YES – would definitely come back for the cheap as cold noodle and maybe even try the huge, warm bowls of soup noodle 🙂