Want to feel like you’re in Hong Kong without the long plane ride? Just head down the stairs of Victoria Plaza, past the seafood and meat shop and tada! Tucked away in a little corner is Victoria Noodle Restaurant.
Through the glass you can see the ‘car seats’ along the side of the restaurant. These are quickly filled up as asians have this thing about sitting in the car spaces. They always seem to be the table of choice. I guess it feels like you’re in your own little private booth away from the rest of the restaurant. My cousin and I quickly made a bee-line to a ‘car seat’.
We slide into our seats and are immediately presented with menus and a glass of tea for me, and hot water for my cousin (NB: They give all children hot water instead of tea). I don’t even need to pick up the menu and I’ve already made up my mind. On the wall there is their daily special set lunch menu. It’s a good deal for what you get and what they’re offering looks good. If you do choose to look through the menu, be prepared to be faced with endless possibilities. My eyes begin to spin at the many choices. I am given to task to search out a dish that my cousin loves but she doesn’t know the name of. She tries to describe it to me and after minutes of searching, success. My mum arrives and is like me, she decides to just order the set lunch. Like mother, like daughter right?
The set lunch come in at a steal at $13.50 and comes with the following:
- Butter Roll
- Boscht Soup
- Your choice of Grilled Chicken with Garlic Cream Sauce or Pork Chop with B.B.Q. Sauce with Spaghetti or Rice
- Coffee Or Tea, cold options are an extra 50 cents
Grilled Chicken with Garlic Cream Sauce with Rice
The creaminess of the sauce is absolutely delightful. It isn’t overpowered by the garlic, I didn’t even realise it was a garlic sauce until I looked back on the menu. The chicken is nice and moist and best of all, it’s boneless. I think this would be great with spaghetti as well.
Cold Milk Tea
This ice tea doesn’t just taste a cold glass of English Breakfast that you’ve just left on the bench. I think they use like condensed milk to give it a very smooth and silky texture. It’s just very nice.
Mushroom Cream Soup $7.50
The soup is very thick and creamy as expected. The mushroom flavour however seems to be overpowered by all the cream in the soup. Although, having said that, it was still a very enjoyable soup.
Baked Chicken with Portuguese Sauce $13.00
The smell of this dish is just wonderful. The crisp crust from being baked makes it seem like you’re eating fried chicken, but not. The portuguese sauce is flavourful and plentiful, there is enough to coat all the rice given to you.
Overall I enjoyed my meal here. The servings are generous and the dishes are reasonably priced. As it is called Victoria Noodle Restaurant, there is obviously something unique about their noodles. Although I didn’t order it, the restaurant does offer ‘Self Choose Cart Noodles’ (they have these all over Hong Kong). You get to choose four toppings ranging from dumplings to vegetables and you choose the types of noodles or rice. All this only comes to $11 which is not too bad. I heard from my cousin that although it may not look that big, it is in fact quite filling. I must return to try this ‘Self Choose Cart Noodles’ again, it suits me as I’m always picky about the things I want in my noodles.
Happy nom nom nom-ing!
Victoria Noodle Restaurant
Shop A8, Lower Level, Victoria Plaza
369 Victoria Avenue
Chatswood NSW 2068
T: (02) 9410 1822