Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Congee & Noodle House - Chatswood

We were in Chatswood wondering around looking for a place to eat. Hubby felt like Chinese cafe-type food so that eliminated all the Jap, Korean and dumpling places in the area. At the end, I chose to eat at Congee & Noodle House purely because the decor looked more modern than the BBQ place next door.

Hubby couldn't decide between the seafood fried noodles and the baked portugese chicken rice and so we ordered both. The seafood fried noodles offered a good balance of seafood to vege to noodles ratio. It had the right amount of seasoning on things and the noodles were crispy on the edges and nice and soft in the middle. However, a big down-fall to the dish is the oiliness of it. It was glistening!
Seafood fried noodles
The baked portugese chicken rice came with again, a good propotion of sauce to rice ratio. I think we both expected actual chicken-on-the-bone pieces but fillets were offered in this yellow concoction instead. The sauce was mild yet addictive and a simple egg fried rice was used to buffer the sauce.
baked portugese chicken rice
Throughout our meal, we eyed some waiters taking whole plates of food and whole bowls of congee outside (with dockets). Were they delivering takeaway? or delivering food to next door? Mystery is yet to be solved.

Nonetheless, this is your average honky cafe-style food. Nothing too spectacular, not too bad either.

Food - 7/10
Service - 6/10
Ambiance - 7/10
Value for money - 6.5/10
Overall - 26.5/40

Congee & Noodle House
375 Victoria Ave
NSW 2067
Tel: (02)9884 8233

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