Friday, January 29, 2010

Noodle Bowl - Abu Dhabi

There aren't many authentic Malaysian makan places in Abu Dhabi, besides Reem Island and Meena Cafe . But those two favourite makan places of ours can only, in the kindest way possible, be described as "canteens at construction sites (albeit super duper canteens!)", thus we are only left with Noodle Bowl and Al Wahda Mall's Noodle House !

Fried rice or CKT .. the choice is yours ;-)

KCL shared some of her Wantan Noodle soup with her ...

I couldn't resist trying their Nasi Lemak ... Alas it was slightly dissapointing, as the "triangle of taste" just didn't gel:-
1) Nasi - Not lemak-y
2) Sambal - Flavour hardly had any "kick"
3) Chicken - Average, but hardly impressive

The real reason why we got here ... XO Sauce
Steamed cod fish (Good) and Chiu Yim Squid (Really good!) , and stir fried veges too (Pricey!) ...
Hmmm ... more XO sauce!

A nice cincau dessert ... Complimentary :-)

A parting shot as we walked out ... Decent food, hit-and-miss on some dishes (Good char kuay teow, nice wantan, some nice dishes, but stay away from the nasi lemak) but pricey by Malaysian standards (Average by AD standards!) at RM30-40 per dish.


CUMI & CIKI said...

so nice! just saw kat yday, she sed you damn good for sniffing out good food. heard it's not easy in AD!

Babe said...

hey julian this is a nice makan blog. haha. louise told me about your blog last night.. love your char siew picture on the top! looks yummy..

Anonymous said...

hi Julian,

may i know how to get there? i heard this restaurant is located inside khalifah international bowling std.

JG said...

Anonymous: Go down West Road and get off just before the Sheik Zayed mosque - follow signs to Zayed Sports City.

Thanks for writing about this place - it is the best Southern Chinese food / Malayasian restaurant my wife and I have found in Abu Dhabi so far. Not necessarily saying much, but most of the dishes are tasty - esp. the dim sum.