Victoria Noodle Restaurant – Chatswood, Sydney

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

Butter Roll
The bread roll smells so buttery and nice. The insides are pillowy soft and soak up the butter that you lather onto it. Try it with some soup, but I prefer eating it  straight up.

Borscht Soup
A chunky tomato based soup with beef and a variety of vegetables. It is quite light and warms up your body.

 

Pork Chop with B.B.Q. Sauce with Rice
It sounds like a weird combination but I love pork, and I love BBQ sauce. The BBQ sauce is not overly tangy but I’m not sure it goes well with the rice.

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.

Cold Coffee
I don’t drink coffee so I can’t really say much about the coffee.

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

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4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Sara @ Belly Rumbles
    Dec 02, 2010 @ 12:56:24

    Really great value for the set lunch. I love the look of the baked chicken, nice and crispy.

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  2. Eugene
    Dec 06, 2010 @ 21:19:00

    The best value dish on menu is omelette rice which is what is roughly translates in English can’t remember what was it on the menu. Its is one the few dishes with rice which is under $10!

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  3. happynomnomnom
    Dec 07, 2010 @ 08:12:36

    @Sara: The baked chicken was just right, not charred like many other places I’ve been to.

    @Eugene: Is the omelette rice like Japanese omurice? Or is it like a fried rice?

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  4. Eugene
    Dec 08, 2010 @ 20:59:55

    Not Japanese but Chinese style.

    Reply

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