October 15, 2015 Chinese, Glasgow, noodles 1 Comment

Interior sign

Interior sign

Where Cafe Zeus used to trade on Bath Street, a completely different new eatery has arisen in the shape of Noodle. Where Zeus served pretty standard cafe fare, Noodle is home to hand-pulled noodles, prepared before your very eyes, and a menu of Chinese soupy favourites.

The target market looks to be the local Chinese population as the menu boards are more prominently listed in Chinese characters rather than English. This adds a really immersive feel to the experience with a sense of being transported somewhere quite different from city centre Glasgow.

The centrepiece of the offering is, unsurprisngly, the noodles. I chose to sample them in a soup served with beef shin. The wonderfully friendly waitress was soon delivering a generous steaming bowl of goodness.

Beef noodle soup

Beef noodle soup

It proved to be very satisfying eating with a good amount of flavourful sliced beef atop a mound of noodles in a light flavour-packed broth. I was very pleased with it.

The only slight quibble was that there’s a place in Edinburgh called Tasty Noodle that serves a very similar dish for £5.50, while this was a couple of quid more. I think it’s a case of Tasty Noodle being incredible value rather than this being over-priced, though

So overall, I can heartily recommend a trip to Noodle. It’s just the kind of place I wish there were more of in Edinburgh, as we’re still not brilliantly served for Chinese options. I look forward to visiting again when I’ll perhaps give one of their daily changing specials a try.

Blythe scores Noodle
4/5 for food
4/5 for presentation
3.5/5 for setting
4/5 for service
giving an overall 15.5/20

I ate: beef shin in broth

I drank: water

I wore: pink shirt

Total bill: £7.50

98 Bath St, Glasgow G2 2EN

Written by BKR