Located at the bottom level food court of the oddly sparse Lemon Grove Shopping Centre off that main strip of Chatswood, Grape Garden is a bit of a tough place to find unless you have a guide or happen to pass by on your way to the New Shanghai restaurant, strangely one of two in Chatswood.
|Chef 'pulling' noodles at Grape Garden Beijing Cuisine, Lemon Grove |
Shopping Centre, Chatswood
|Grape Garden Beijing Cuisine, Lemon Grove Shopping Centre, Chatswood|
|Noodle dough ready for stretching|
|Pulling the noodles|
The chicken noodles come with choy sum, shallots and also some kind of nori like seaweed, which reconstitutes to briney, sloppy, green-black pieces. There's also an abundance of shredded skinless chicken - breast and thigh - submerged in the stock, also chicken, I think.
|My hand pulled noodles|
|Spicy pork noodles|
The pork mince is dotted with chilli and makes a nice textural contrast to the noodles and choy sum. It has bags of flavour in every mouthful, and makes up in taste every drop of sweat it draws from your brow. Next time, I'm ordering this, although hopefully they do a slightly less spicy version. Best noodles? Pretty darn good.