I don't usually travel to faraway suburbs on a Monday for dinner but last monday was an exception.. My dearest samsung camera phone decided to retire and so I need to temporarily find a replacement from Mr.US.. So I went to Burwood with some other friends to try out this Canton Noodle House Restaurant that I heard is pretty popular and always packed with diners!
Even though the name is Noodle House, I barely saw anyone ordering any noodle dishes from here so we decided to order dishes that we know our taste buds will like ;p
First, Green Beans with mince pork and X,O sauce can never be missed, cause I love Green Beans!
And the taste was exactly as my expectation! Full of flavour and they are quite generous with the mince pork even though it's not as obvious in the pic. The green beans was also crunchy and not too salty, which is good :)
Next, our usual go to dish is the Salt & Pepper Calamari. What I loveee from the dish is the freshness of the seafood and how it was cooked so perfectly that it still tender and yet got that chewiness to it. I would give this calamari 9/10!!
This dish comes under Chef's recommended dish - Chicken chop and Chinese sausage hotpot. It's hard to describe what it taste like, The onions makes it fragrance and the sauce was so delicious, again pretty generous with the chopped chicken but not so much on the chinese sausage ;p
Now, this is the dish of the night for me! Pork Chop with Peking style sauce. The pork chop was battered and deep fried to crunchiness and covered with this slightly sweet peking sauce. So scrumptious, Highly recommended! I would definitely drive all the way to Burwood for this ;p
Lastly, we ordered the Shantong chicken which is quite different from other shandong chicken I've had. I noticed that every Chinese restaurant has their own interpretation of Shandong chicken. In KCR, they serve it with the sour sauce full with garlic and spring onions, in some other places they serve it with a light brown sauce and crisp basil leaves on top, and this one here they deep fried the chicken and have the sauce on the side. The sauce has a strong black fermented bean taste that is not to our liking, so we ended up just eating the chicken. Unfortunately, some of the chicken was dry and some are still quite red?! So we don't dare to eat it ;p
Overall, it was a good dining experience, some dishes were great and some just not suited for our taste buds, but I will definitely try other dishes in this place. I don't remember the prices for the foods but I can say that they are reasonable and affordable :) And yes, the place was packed with diners even on a Monday night!!