Noodle Oodle: Queensway
DEEP FRIED IN SALTED EGG COATING
What else is there to say?
Where: Noodle Oodle in Bayswater
With: Fed + Birdy
Teh tarik (pulled tea) is commonly found in Malaysia and Singapore and is made by ‘pulling’ (pouring back and forth between two cups from a height) black tea and condensed/evaporated milk in order to give the drink a frothy top. Frothy top, Present. Teh tarik isn’t quite as life changing as the milk tea I had had in Hong Kong, and it has a strange rubbery aftertaste. But I found that I like it. Hot (£2) or cold (£2.20).
ROAST CHICKEN LA MAIN IN SOUP (£6.90).
Lamian noodles are typically made by folding, stretching and pulling dough. Before its recent renovation, the kitchen at Noodle Oodle used to be at the front (sadly it has now been banished to the back) which meant that both customers and passers by could see the chefs preparing those fresh, Fresh noodles. These noodles are amongst my favourites. They are so fresh and springy that I could probably eat them plain, maybe lightly fried in some chilli oil. The broth was also light and clean and flavoursome with soft, tender pieces of roast chicken and slightly charred skin. The kind of noodle soup that can bring you comfort, I eat it a lot. I’m not saying I constantly need comfort, I just like noodlesoup. (Don’t look at me).
WONTON LA MIAN IN SOUP (£6.90)
Same as my dish with the chicken swapped out for chicken and vegetable wontons. Try the DimSum version in chilli oil.
SPICY AUBERGINES + MINCED CHICKEN (£6.50)
Fed chose aubergines with minced chicken. This was really really nice, especially as I’m a big fan of aubergines cooked in many different ways. The aubergines, with skin intact, were soft and soaked up the ‘minced’ chicken sauce really well. I was expecting it to be a bit spicier but that is due to my (completely acceptable) personal taste and it was excellent nonetheless.
CHICKEN WINGS IN SALTED EGG COATING (£7)
I’ve never really eaten salted egg other than wrapped around these babies, however, as they taste so damn good I will definitely have to try eating them more often. Deep fried to order and so hot they could turn your mouth into an inferno, you might want to wait a while before attempting to eat one. Crunchy with pieces of shredded ginger and skin crackling around your incisors, yet still moist and tender. I’m getting palpitations just writing this.
Look at them. Look. At. Them.
Go, even if only for the wings.
Noodle Oodle (Bayswater)
106 Queensway, London W2 3RR