Crispy chicken noodles, dry style
Workmate J and I went to Munch Terrace (Shop 6, 230 Hay St, Corner Bennett St, East Perth) for lunch a couple of Thursdays ago. My blogging and eating friend C (thank you again for a great food lead, C!) told me recently that you can order Munch’s crispy chicken with wantan mee-style noodles instead of the usual rice, and I was very keen to do this. I love the crispy deep-fried chicken and I love love love those springy thin wantan noodles.
So what do you get when you cross wantan mee dry style (this is an old photo)…
…with crispy chicken rice (and another old photo)?
You get crispy chicken noodles, dry style (AU$7.50)! It’s not listed on the lunch menu, but just ask for crispy chicken noodle, dry style, and this is what you’ll get. J and I both ordered the same.
We were sitting at the table for two closest to the front counter. A woman coming up to the front counter saw that we’d noticed her staring at our food – she apologised for staring (not that we cared, I know our food looked delicious!) and shyly asked what we’d ordered. We happily told her, and a few minutes later, saw two more plates of crispy chicken noodles, dry style being delivered to that woman and her lunching pal. I’m all for spreading the happiness around. :)
The chicken really is super crispy, and tastes delicious dipped in the sweet chilli sauce. The noodles aren’t as saucy as how they are in char siu wantan mee, but that’s probably a good thing – the chicken doesn’t get too soggy. Personally, I’d have liked more noodles in the serve, maybe as much as double the noodles (!), but that’s probably just me being a pig for noodles. If you like deep-fried crispy battered chicken and wantan noodles, this is definitely worth trying. But be warned – if you’re not comfortable eating fatty, deep-fried food (and believe me, you can taste how bad the chicken is for you!), this dish may not be for you!
Last weekend was very busy, and I fell behind with posts – I usually draft up the week’s blog posts on the weekend, but didn’t get a chance to finish it all. During the week there’s not a lot of time to write posts from scratch, you see. Anyway, there’s a lot of catching up to do this weekend/coming week.