30 August 2010
New Taste ~ Chinese - King Street Newtown
Tears turn to joy as Newtown's beloved Wonton Noodle Inn closes, and New Taste opens in it's place.
Yes folks, the much loved Wonton Noodle Inn, that tiny little hole in the wall restaurant next to the Marlborough Hotel is no more. Those folks did one of the best noodle soups in town and they were so dang friendly. We hope they are well.
New owners have moved into the premises and called the place "New Taste". They've given it a lick of paint, installed a 'hanging duck' rack at the front and made a couple of additions to the menu. And that's about it. The venue is still wonderfully ramshackle, however the tv has been removed from the wee back room, we will miss watching Chinese soap operas as we slurp on our noodles.
[UPDATE - We think this joint has changed hands again and it was pretty shabby on our last visit, October 2011, the folks were nice as pie but our noodle soups were yech.]
New Taste is so new they still have price stickers on the teapots. The boss bloke tells us they have just opened today.
Chicken wonton noodle soup $7.50. Fantastically cheap and a great soup too: a nice clean, refreshing broth, gorgeous pork wontons with a bonus prawn inside, lovely noodles.
Chicken Laksa $7.50. A Chinese made laksa is never as good as a Thai or Malaysian made laksa, but it is still tasty and certainly a bargain.
New Taste is at 153 King Street Newtown, ph 9550 1922, open 11am-11pm Monday to Sunday.
On the way to New Taste we visit our pal Barrington in his secret bunny hideout in a front yard in Enmore.