February 9, 2015 Chinese, noodles, Old Town, soup 1 Comment



Buccleuch Street is quite a little haven of interesting Asian restaurants, with Korean options at Kim’s and Sodaeng, fusion at Cafe Andamiro, and an intriguing looking noodle shop, fantastically named Tasty Noodle, which is where I lunched, today.

In basic surroundings which can hold around fifteen people, as long as everyone budges up, there’s only a minimal divide between the kitchen and the dining area. It all feels quite exciting, as if there’s the potential for some down-at-heel magic to take place.

The menu is printed on the wall and holds some unusual whatnots. Whelk dumplings were new to me; as was jellyfish in chilli oil. I was feeling in more conservative mood, though, so stuck with a classic bowl of chicken noodle soup. I’d sampled a rather tasty version at Spit/Fire just the day before, so the bar was set high.

Chicken noodle soup

Chicken noodle soup

My dish was soon with me looking very generous in terms of portion size. There was also a profusion of tasty looking chicken in evidence. It proved to be very good eating. The broth was light yet full of meaty flavour and the thick noodles were delicious, too.

Inevitably, I made a gargantuan mess of myself, eating with both chopsticks and a soup spoon. My tie took a total bashing.

So overall, Tasty Noodle does what its name suggests. It’s a lovely little hideaway serving delicious and well-priced dishes. I look forward to visiting again and would recommend you give it a try.

Blythe scores Tasty Noodle
4/5 for food
3.5/5 for presentation
3/5 for setting
3.5/5 for service
giving an overall 14/20

I ate: chicken noodle soup

I wore: brown noodle suit

Total bill: £5.50

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Written by BKR