Saturday, 1 August 2009

The Best Noodle Bar in Bournemouth !!

Today it was pissing down with rain. The glorious sunshine from yesterday was a long forgotten history. After Steve and I had finished running some errands, we thought there was only one thing that could cheer us up on a day like today ~~ Noodles.

We drove past our usual Noodle Bar two weeks ago and it was shut till further notice. So we ended up having to go elsewhere to satisfy our noodle-craving and we weren't satisfied at all because it wasn't a patch to what we were spoilt with at our usual noodle haunt. Since then we were left hanging on limbo with unsatisfied minds and mouths, craving some really good home-made noodles in pure, delicious home-brewed broth, the kind that only Bournemouth Train Station Noodle Bar can do.

So we decided to try our luck again today and from far far away I could read the sign that says 'Open' and I would have done a backflip in the car if there was space for it. Even before Steve had properly parked the car, I was jumping out and making my way into the shop.

As soon as we went in, we were greeted by the friendly and nice cook/owner, Richard, from Hong Kong, who we had gotten really friendly with through our weekly visits to the noodle bar. It's good to see both him and his wife back at the shop running the place because at one point they had let someone else run the place and it wasn't a roaring success so he's decided to come back and take over.

Although they have lots and lots of different things to try out on their menu including Korean and Japanese food, I always ended up ordering the House Special Noodle Soup because it's my favourite. Today, however, we saw some newly added items on the menu and we decided to be adventurous and try something different. Steve ordered a 'Japanese Pork Bone Noodle Soup' and I ordered a 'Singapore Pork Bone Noodle Soup' which I was told slightly resembling the Malaysian 'Bak Kut Teh'.

Our noodles came quite quickly and we both dived in with our spoons and chopsticks, having a taste of the noodles and broth which we both craved badly for so long. And we were not disappointed at all, as usual. That heavenly taste of pure, home-brewed broth boiled for hours with bones, accompanied by really nice home-made noodles.

The pictures were taken with my mobile camera so weren't great but the noodles were absolutely delicious and within minutes, there were just two empty bowls in front of us and we were finally, and truly SATISFIED.

We both agree that the Bournemouth Train Station Noodle Bar on Holden Hurst Road (opposite Staples) is no doubt THE BEST noodles we've ever had in the UK and it's truly a gem that not many people know about. When you see that the place is usually packed with Chinese customers, you know that it's good. Even Steve's brother who lives in London and who has frequented many different Asian eateries, would agree that they do the best noodle soups simply because they make their own noodles and cook the broth from bones rather than use packet seasoning. That make all the difference !!

While I was enjoying my noodle-fix, I vowed that I would write a blog about it and make sure as many people as possible know about this place because good things are meant for sharing and I definitely would like people to try this fantastic little place which does the best noodle soup.

So it's Bournemouth Train Station Noodle Bar on Holden Hurst Road and they do the usual Chinese Takeaway as well.

To think that two weeks ago I was feeling really depressed thinking that the noodle bar had gone bust because workmen were taking out the shop fixtures.... and today we found out that it's still very much open with the REAL cook back on duty .... a truly fantastic day !!!

We shall resume our usual weekly noodle activity now and that makes me the happiest !!!


Fely said...

Yummmmmm....that looks like it would make a great breakfast!! hhmmmmm....

PengPeng彬彬 said...

breakfast, lunch and dinner. haha. i loveeeeee noodles.

Miss Mathew said...

NOOO!!!! FOOD everywhr!!! lol! every1 seems to blog abt food :) no wonder I've been craving so many food nowadays! d noodles do look delish!

PengPeng彬彬 said...

Miss Mathew, they are delish !! It's my cure to my many Malaysian food cravings..

PengPeng彬彬 said...

but nothing can satisfy my durian craving though :(

Pete said...

Somehow, I always crave for noodles whenever I travelled to western countries in my younger days! They sure look yummy!

PengPeng彬彬 said...

Pete: they are absolutely yummylicious and we know the boss so well that sometimes we ask him to cook something special and surprise us !!

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