If you’re looking for a good way to keep warm this winter, some hot ‘n’ spicy noodly goodness might be just the ticket! Just picture a big bowl of slurptastic noodles swimming in a flavoursome soup that hits all the right notes… Have we got you drooling yet? Good! Because here are five awesome noodle bars to get you started.
Ramen is always a good place to start, and for us that means a jaunt to jolly old Hakataya. It’s widely agreed amongst noodle experts that this is the most authentic ramen spot in Brisbane, with techniques and flavours pulled straight from Japan’s traditional noodle bars. We’d recommend the extra-porky Charsiu-Men for first-timers. The broth has a beautifully deep flavour that manages to stay clean on the palette and the noodles are thick and deliciously chewy. Pure bliss.
“Good ramen! I’ve been to Japan and this is the most similar I’ve tasted in Australia yet!” – Swim Kim
Satay Club Noodle House is one of those humble, uncomplicated places that lets its food do all the talking. There’s nothing flash or gimmicky about it, but its popularity should tell you everything you need to know about the quality of its delectable Malaysian eats. The highly customisable laksa won’t be beaten anywhere but word on the street is that the Duck Laksa is the best in Brissy!
“Best laksa in Brisbane hands down. Always packed but fast service and turn over, never have to wait long. Food is fresh and authentic. Great prices. Highly recommended” – Kat2525
Fun, funky and buzzing with modern vibes, Little Saigon Grill brings the rich street food of Vietnam to Brisbane’s eager bellies. The service is warm, chirpy and super quick, and the place itself is decked out in a pleasing mix of colour and chrome. The house special Pho Dac Biet is our favourite dish here, made with grain-fed Angus beef sirloin that gently cooks in the steaming hot broth.
“My go-to place for lunch. I love their lemongrass pork noodle salad. Lots of variety.” – HAMBOB
Sono Japanese spares no expense in bring you an absolutely wonderful Japanese fine dining experience. From the tranquil rooftop garden to the kimono-clad waitresses to the gorgeous interior design, place is definitely designed to impress. All that, and we haven’t even got to the food! We’d heartily suggest the Nabeyaki Udon, with egg, fishcake, tempura prawn and eggplant. Every element of this dish is fresh and perfectly cooked – our only complaint is that there wasn’t more!
“A very nice and clean restaurant with polite staff. The food was well presented and tasty, with a large menu choice. We had a delightful culinary experience. I Would recommend.” – Northside Shutters
Thai-Style Hokkien Noodles
This much-loved Asian fusion joint prepares your meal entirely to order, with you selecting the cooking style (Hong Kong, Satay, Mongolia, Singapore, etc.), the type of noodles and the toppings you’d like to accompany them. If it’s your first trip, go for Thai-style Hokkien noodles. Just picture big, fat noodles dripping with chilli and soy! Delicious!