Homi Noodle Bar

HOMI NOODLE BAR, MELBOURNE CBD: With Melbourne cuisine developing on an international scale at such a fast pace, Asian fusion is quickly becoming the next big target market – and Homi definitely does not fail to impress. Complete with Friday night social bar vibes, mouthwatering food, an extensive menu with certain specialties, and an easily affordable price tag. With a convenient CBD location, I definitely cannot wait to come here again!


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The good fat: The most sensational lamb ribs, or rather, any protein I’ve EVER had… the caramel lamb ribs were heavenly, and perfect in not only texture but also flavour. Sweet and sticky with an almost BBQ-like Asian styled sauce, they barely required a prod to fall off the bone. The best thing was the crispy outside, and the tender softness inside that preserved its moisture and juicy, undoubtedly helped by the dashes of fatty flesh encased within. Would rate 10/5!! Another highlight was the seafood soft shell crab udon, the broth was so rich in prawn and crab aroma, with the taste of the ocean highlighted by the generous helpings of fish cake, prawn and fish balls. The fried chicken bao was graced by a slightly sweet, yet fluffy and light bun, acting as a pillow for the juicy strips of fried chicken inside – complemented by a slightly sour, but refreshing purple lettuce-slaw.

Desserts did not let us down either – the matcha brownie was enriched with a slight bitterness of the authentic matcha flavour. The meringue and sponge cake-like pieces within the Eton mess gave it a delicious contrast, with each mouthful simply melting in the mouth as you worked your way through the layers of berry juiciness, coconut cream and the lightness of the meringue.


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The bad fat: The Fried Calamari was slightly bland and plain in flavour – with a unusually tougher batter similar to those that usually fish’n’chips, inside of the crumbly, salt and pepper calamari coatings we were used to – this seemed a little lacklustre in adding to texture. The Broken Rice Bao, whilst in theory sounded unique with its pork patty, burnt rice and egg, reminded me an Asian McMuffin. The pork patty was a simple meat patty without any outstanding flavours, and there were no remnants of burnt rice which would’ve perhaps given an interested charred feel. Each individual element was cooked well, but did not make anything special as a whole.

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YES – It’s rare to find an Asian fusion place with the creativity, vibes and affordability that Homi encompasses!

FAT-O-METER: 4.5/5

CHECK OUT HOMI NOODLE BAR HERE: https://www.hominoodlebar.com.au/

2wofatgirls would like to thank Homi Noodle Bar for the invitation to dine – these opinions are strictly unbiased and were influenced in no way by the collaboration

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