18 January 2011
Asian Express ~ Chinese - Broadway/Central [CLOSED]
Asian Express on Broadway at Central is one of those eat'n'run joints that's easy to overlook. Don't be deterred by the six lanes of traffic right outside, just pretend you're in Shanghai, or be drunk.
[Closed early\mid 2014 - replaced by Mr Noodle - same owners with new menu and fitout]
We often raid the wonderful warming trays of gold outside Asian Express for Chinese street food snacks. These are cheap, tasty and filling, perfect for pre-pub stomach-liners, see our other post. Tonight however we're after post-pub grub. Alison does the ordering for she still has the power of speech.
Shredded duck with salted vegetables & rice noodle $9.80. I vaguely remember this as being sensational, with a texture like Singapore noodles, it was amazing at the time. Even more amazing is that we actually managed to take photos vaguely in focus while the world was so very very blury.
Fried rice cake with chinese spinach and something else indecipherable from Alison's drunken note-taking, but tasty. $8.80. This also seemed food cooked for a royal court at the time.
Cabbage noodle soup - $6.80. We remember forgetting we ordered soup, and being very happy to find it on the corner of our table.
HJL Asian Express is at 849 George Street, Sydney, across from Central Station, see other Asian Express post.
In the future we plan to return to see if these dishes taste just as good sober, the 'kebab test' we call it.