Seafood Noodle Soup @ Wonder Bowl @ Sunday, May 13, 2018
Charlie dined as a guest.
Wednesday 9th May
With winter rapidly approaching, hello wet windy, hail & thundery days on the forecast, it's the perfect time to get those coats to the cleaners, condition those gloves, and go out for a hot comforting bowl of soup.
Introducing Wonder Bowl with their fresh and quality noodle soups at affordable prices in the city (do I have to reference that? it's from their site, and it's true). Located opposite DonDon we've been curious though hesitant to drop by because there isn't much English other than the name, and the sign pointing up stairs. This is why we have jas, he encourages us to try new things that we wouldn't have gone near without him.
How cool is this? It's like noodles hanging off a chopstick!
The interior designers of Zumbo South Yarra and Vue de Monde, did Wonder Bowl too. A 120-seater eatery, minimalist with clean white spaces, high ceilings and bright lights it sets a lovely backdrop to the food - especially if you order the spicy soup.
I love anything in a jar! And here we have some fun drinks, including iced matcha lattes, and things we haven't heard of before. On the next page there's coke & all that, if you prefer to play it safe.
But know that if you're going to get something spicy, that matcha latte is the way to go. *sorry something strange happened with the camera for the lighting, just had it serviced*
Sides to share? Ticking that deep fried box, though there's also the eggs which aren't deep fried :P Yes these are all the entrees on offer, I love the clean bright very visual menu.
Herbal Tea Leaf Eggs - Hope you got your wet wipes, cause this one's a hands on dish. The flavour is quite nice and light, with a lovely cracked pattern from the tea infusing through the cracked egg shell.
Deep Fried Fish Cake - Yum! could use more pepper but otherwise I really liked these, esp with the sweet chili sauce. This one's my favourite entree, other than the chicken.
Deep Fried Fish Ball - A bit chewy, wasn't really a fan but you can't say
it doesn't look fun. What if we popped these in the soup instead?
Deep Fried Tofu Puffs - Clouds of tofu, this is tofu but as you've
never known what it could be, @2wofatgirls loved these.
Deep Fried Chicken Spare Ribs - A crispy skin with a little spice, full of flavour,
definitely get this, comes with a sweet chili mayo + chili sauce.
Wonder Bowl is unlike any other soup place in that unlike traditional noodle soups which has a pork/beef/stock, while WB's superior soup uses a seafood base. With thick vermicelli noodles and Chinese rice wine to create something special.
Created by Malaysian-born co-owner and noodle aficionado Steve Tan and friends, inspired by a noodle soup with a seafood base in China’s Guangzhou province, light and delicate yet full of rich seafood flavour. They was inspired and created their own version of the dish
combining thick vermicelli noodles with a home-style seafood broth and Chinese rice wine, the latter being the secret ingredient (and came the creation of the superior broth!).
If you're not feeling like soup there's also dry noodles.
Signature Seafood Combination in Superior Soup
The best selling dishes include 'superior noodle soup with drunken chicken' and the
'signature seafood combination with superior soup'. With so many options it was a challenge to pick one, cheated and went with the recommended seafood combo. The noodles were the perfect chewiness and the broth was light though still had flavour. Gawd how do you peel prawns though? With time and two forks, no fingers was my answer. I'll get the chicken next time. :P
How do you like your noodles? Are you a spicy fan?
Strawberry Winterland Ice Cream
We didn't get a picture of the dessert menu, though like entrees there's only a few, a mix of asian desserts and... ice cream. Strawberry toppings and vanilla, surprised there isn't matcha ice cream on the menu as it's the new salted caramel. We had the strawberry one, which was a berry, (boysenberry?) ice cream with strawberry sauce and pistachios.
We do like the seafood soup here, and can't wait to return to try the chicken one.
Have you been to Wonder Bowl? Next week's the perfect time to check them out! ;)
Wonder Bowl - A Taste of Wonder. A Bowl of Perfection!
Level 1, 267 Little Lonsdale Street, Melbourne VIC 3000
Opening hours: Monday – Sunday 11:00am – 10:00pm
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