Words by Gemma Kaczerepa
With the abundance of locals and minimal English on the menu, you’d almost think you were in a tiny noodle house in China. But you’re actually in the centre of Sydney’s CBD.
Chinese Noodle House in Haymarket serves up quick and delicious Chinese fare – think dumpling soups, steamed pork buns and an array of stir-fried dishes. It’s also ridiculously cheap, with most meals coming in at under $10.
There’s a vast array of options to choose from, ranging from the traditional to the more exotic. Highly recommended dishes include steamed pork and chive dumplings ($8.50 for 16), hot shredded potato ($9.80) and hand-made noodles ($8.50). You can even watch the chefs hard at work as they stretch, shape and cut the noodles by hand.
The interior of the restaurant evokes the feel of a badly decorated cafeteria. Artificial grapes hanging from the ceiling coupled with more traditional Chinese artworks make for a culturally confused décor. Diners are perched on rickety stools and you’re forced to squeeze yourself in a corner (probably at someone else’s table) to get a spot. But how can you make any complaints for such deliriously delicious and bank-breakingly friendly food?
Level Lower Ground, Shop TG2
8 Quay St
Haymarket NSW 2000
02 9281 4508