The Noodle Man

The Noodle Man
6870 S Rainbow Blvd #101
Las Vegas, NV 89101
(702) 823-3333

Chinese noodles and dumplings. I can live off of Chinese noodles and dumplings all day every day. That’s why literally workings steps away from The Noodle Man makes me giddy. Combine those said noodles and dumplings with some spiciness, even better! I think for our generation the flavors here are delicious and just enough flavor and the price isn’t too bad. For people my parent’s age, it might be the opposite, so be careful when you bring your parents.


spicy pork wontons hot & spicy noodle pork potstickers

4/5 beeps!

Mak’s Noodles: “Song”

Mak’s Noodle
7 Wellington Street Hong Kong
(On north side of the street, 2 minutes east of Cochrane St)

Another famous noodle place for dumplings, noodles and beef brisket, but since we already had tender brisket at Kau Kee, we went with dumplings and wontons. “Song, Song, Song!” So, in Cantonese, the adjective “song” to describe the food consistency that is bouncy/chewy and possibly almost crunchy depending on the item (i.e. noodles, shrimp, dumplings, etc.), and the items at Mak’s were just that. The noodles here were cooked just right – not soggy. The dumplings and wontons were tasty.

Mak's Noodles

Sui Jiao (Dumplings) Egg Noodles and Oyster Sauce Wonton Noodles

Menu

$ to Value Ratio: 5/5 Beeps, around 50 HKD.
Yummy Factor: 4.75/5 Beeps
Texture Satisfaction: 5/5 Beeps
Average beeps: 4.92 Beeps

Conclusion: Good noodles. Good dumplings.

[CFG Hong Kong Dining Tips: 1. Be ready to share a table with strangers. 2. Don’t expect to make “small talk” with the stranger – they might look at you weirdly. 3. Don’t idle. Make your decision quickly. 4. Be ready to pay up and get out. Most casual restaurants you pay at the cashier when you’re done, unless you’re somewhere fancy. In that case, once the check is delivered, they will stand there and wait for you to pay, so be ready to pay as they stare at you (yes, awkward for us Gui Lo’s). 5. Don’t expect friendly service. Just efficient Service. They might just bark at you, but don’t take it personally. The cashier might throw change at you, but I wouldn’t take that personally either. They’re just trying to get you out the door for more business to come in. “Mo Juo Zhu Sai lah!!” – Don’t get in the way.]

Sydney’s Opera Kitchen

Opera Kitchen
Lower Concourse Level, Sydney Opera House/Bennelong Point Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
0450 099 888
www.operakitchen.com.au/

Sign

On our visit to Sydney, of course we had to visit the historical landmark – the Opera House! The Opera House was awesome because we saw the forward thinking architectural design for when it was built (and I think even to this day), and the tour guide was very informative on the history of the place. It is gorgeous on the inside and out.

The Opera House has it’s own restaurant/cafe cleverly named The Opera Kitchen, so when we booked our tour, we booked the tour and the tasting plate with the Opera Kitchen. We thoroughly enjoyed eating oceanside and devouring every single item except for the one burger that the darn birds swooped in and stole from us! Gosh, why didn’t our server warn us?

Anyhoo, here you have it. The list of deliciousness.
1. THE WAGYU BURGER Wagyu Burger – burger with beetroot relish, pickled gherkin and aged cheddar on a toasted potato sesame bun with a side of fries
2. PLANK ROASTED SALMON Burger – King salmon from Marlborough, marinated with lemon and herbs, roasted on a cedar plank.
3. CLASSIC PRAWN COCKTAIL Freshly cooked king prawns dressed in a light cocktail sauce and served with a watercress salad.
4. Vietnamese inspired CRAB EGGROLL
5. MISSCHU Dumplings
6. Assorted sushi
7. Oysters

Tour + Tasting Menu 1 set tasting menu Wagyu and chicken sliders Homemade chips, classic prawn cocktail and plank roasted salmon salad Crab egg rolls, dumplings and sushi

Conclusion: Definitely, choose the tasting plate to go with your tour. A must do.