Last Saturday night M and I decided to park in Northbridge and have a wonder around to find somewhere that looks good. Then, after deciding against The Red Teapot and Lido, we saw Big Bowl Noodle house. At first I wasn’t impressed and it was actually M who pushed to go inside to see what it was like.
One of the first things I noticed was the big machines right behind the counter which looked full of flour. We quickly realised that this was how they made the fresh noodles they spoke about in the menu!
After weighing up our options on the menu, we decided to order one Combination Stir Fried Noodle ($13.80) and one King Prawn Noodle Soup (12.80). The most expensive dishes on the menu were only $13.90. When placing the order the cashier asked us if we wanted thick, thin or wholemeal noodles and we choose thick for both meals.
We planned on sharing both meals as we normally do and the Combination Stir Fried Noodle came out first. I found this dish the nicer of the two as the noodles had quite a nice flavour and they were cooked perfectly. I really could taste the difference between the fresh noodles and what we normally have. There were big pieces of chicken, spring onion and bean sprouts throughout.
The King Prawn Noodle Soup came out next and looked delicious with the big prawns and bok choy floating on the top. Unfortunately it didn’t taste as good as it looked. I felt like it was lacking something, maybe some chilli would have helped it? The noodles were cooked so well though.
I ended up leaving M to finish the King Prawn Noodle Soup (after I sneakily stole the majority of the prawns) and I had the Combination Stir Fried Noodle.
After a while I noticed that that they had cut out the carrot in the shape of a bird which was quite cut but I was not impressed that my plate had a big chip on the side (see the picture above, left hand side).
It was nice to have some fresh noodles though and after seeing the baked noodles with cheese came out of the kitchen, I think we will be going back there.