23 May 2010

Chinese Noodle House ~ North Chinese - Quay Street Chinatown


Chinese Noodle House, how did they think up that name? (Says somebody with a blog called 'Street Food').



China Noodle House North Chinese Restaurant Quay Street Harymarket Sydney Australia

Out to lunch with friends, Jack and Hilary, at their regular haunt, Chinese Noodle House in Quay Street Chinatown\Haymarket. It's nice to try somebody else's fave. Chinese Noodle House does good, cheap North Chinese fare: dumplings, handmade noodles, soups and stir fries with a northern touch. It's a friendly, basic little place with the obligatory plastic vines on the ceiling and smiley service.

Dumplings: pork & chive. Is there any dumpling better than pork and chive? $8.50 for 12. Halfway through the meal we discovered another layer under this one, doh!

China Noodle House North Chinese Restaurant Quay Street Harymarket Sydney Australia

Serving suggestion.

China Noodle House North Chinese Restaurant Quay Street Harymarket Sydney Australia

Pan fried pork mince pancake\pastry. $8.50.

China Noodle House North Chinese Restaurant Quay Street Harymarket Sydney Australia

Delicious, saucy, porky, pancake innards with light crispy crust. Yum.

China Noodle House North Chinese Restaurant Quay Street Harymarket Sydney Australia

Special braised eggplant was a hit. One can never go wrong with eggplant.

China Noodle House North Chinese Restaurant Quay Street Harymarket Sydney Australia

Dumpling soup, one of the most underappreciated of Chinese foods. Simple, rehydrating, refreshing, near medicinal.

China Noodle House North Chinese Restaurant Quay Street Harymarket Sydney Australia

Porky, chivey dumpling innards. Dumplings were handmade on the premises.

China Noodle House North Chinese Restaurant Quay Street Harymarket Sydney Australia

Soup with handmade noodles and beef or pork, I can't remember which, neither can Jack who ordered it, he's such a hipster dufus.

China Noodle House North Chinese Restaurant Quay Street Harymarket Sydney Australia

A mystery punt: noodles with fragrant spice sauce. Not as exotic as it sounds,a good plain noodle dish.

China Noodle House North Chinese Restaurant Quay Street Harymarket Sydney Australia

Knife sliced noodles in braised pork sauce, nice big hunks of tender pork, lovely handmade noodles, boiled not fried.

China Noodle House North Chinese Restaurant Quay Street Harymarket Sydney Australia

There's plenty more interesting choices on the menu here such as Xinjiang BBQ lamb, pork with pancakes, Manchurian crispy pork, sweet corn & pine nut stir fry, just to name a few...

Chinese Noodle House is at 8 Quay Street, Chinatown\Haymarket. There is a great little enclave of North Chinese restaurants here, they are all excellent, the Japanese Noodle bar is popular as well. Upstairs is a newly opened a $10 all-you-can-eat Korean buffet, hmmmm....

Chinese Noodle House on Urbanspoon

7 comments:

  1. After spending the day with Alison I realised I was long over due to check out your blog. Great stuff and so many places I want to try! And of course I then did a vanity search to see if this place made it. :) Hilary x

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  2. Nobody models dumplings like you Hilary :-)

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  3. Nice blog post. Like the french wench, I think you guys also got the locations mixed up. The one you're reviewing is this one. I just reviewed both and the Urbanspoon tagged one is the one that isn't as good.

    http://www.urbanspoon.com/r/70/750541/restaurant/Sydney/Chinatown/Chinese-Noodle-Restaurant-Haymarket

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  4. actually I think you got it right. Lol. I mixed up.

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  5. There's a new Singaporean BBQ joint located next door to this one, it's tiny but there is a table or two on there. Would have eaten there myself when I was there last had I not already had a feed at Cafe Joy up the road.

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    1. Is that Pinangsia? They do great bakso there. If not, will have to investigate!

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    2. Or is it the BBQ pork joint? - http://www.streetfood.com.au/2010/03/singapore-famous-bbq-pork-review.html

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