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Noodle Kingdom – High Street Preston July 18, 2010

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So I’ll set the scene. I read Epicure every Tuesday from front to back, and I am one of those readers that go “Oh there is another restaurant I need to try” when there is a review that is good…

Well… March comes by and there is a review by Nina Rousseau of a noodle place around the corner from home (seriously…. A 4 minute walk) and that just was too good an opportunity to miss…
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Arriving, the restaurant was fairly quiet and we started with some dumplings. We decided to go for the pan fried pork dumplings – one of my favourites. I should have become concerned when the menu’s included photographs for every single dish…
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They were fried beautifully on one side – the other sides had no browning on them, and were tasteless… There was no punch of ginger, or shallots… just pork that was slightly dry… thank god for the vinegar.

Moving on, we ordered a soup with Ma Po pork. The bowl was enormous… It was big enough for 3 people! While the sauce had a great balance of sweet, sour and chilli, it was just way too big!
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I think I ended up only eating about 1/5th of the dish!
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My partner ordered a stir fried noodle dish with beef. I am not sure how this dish was cold since it arrived last, but it was! The noodles were only half cooked, and the dish quite cold!
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Maybe we got them on a bad day, but for a restaurant reviewed in Melbourne premiere weekly food magazine – I don’t understand how they deserved the review! Sorry folks – not a restaurant I would recommend nor return to. The service was sloppy, the hygiene in the noodle area appeared to be poor, and cold noodles indeed!

Noodle Kingdom
469 High Street
Preston VIC 3072
Phone: 03 9478 8885

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