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Boat Noodle Restaurant – how many empty bowls can you stack?

After seeing a few friends mentioned this new restaurant, we were determined to have a go.

The first time we went, it was already closed around 4pm so we ended up having Texas Chicken next door (btw, I love the spicy fried chickens). The following time, we made sure we reached about 1pm.

# – Boat Noodle.

The restaurant was already quite packed, but we got a small table almost immediately. Service was good, the waiting staff, a girl who seated us was very attentive and friendly.

The food menu was small – 2 types of dry noodles and 2 types of soup noodles, going for RM1.90 a bowl. Why so cheap? Cause each bowl has the portion of about two tablespoons of noodles and you’re supposed to order more than one bowl to fill you up.

On a bad day, I tend to think it’s a bit gimmicky, but on a good day why not? It’s fun!

# – How many can you take?

The restaurant’s interior is slightly cramped but not uncomfortable.

# – Small tables.

This is essentially a Thai-style restaurant selling the beef/chicken noodles we’re familiar with on the streets of Thailand. So, the condiments available are naturally very Thai too.

# – The condiments – reminiscent of Thailand’s restaurants.

As it’s our first time, we ordered a total of 10 bowls of both dry chicken and beef noodles.

# – Our first order.

Each bowl had about 2 tablespoon of rice noodles, with gravy heavily infused with spices, a couple of meatballs, bits of meat, fresh herbs and bean sprouts. I enjoyed it – simple, honest, delicious noodles.

Don’t expect any firework and you will be just fine. Also, I found sprinkling some chilli pepper flakes over gave the noodles an addictive kick!

# – Close-up.

Then we ordered more noodles.

# – Noms noms noms!

In the end, the hubs chalked up 11 bowls, while I managed a respectable 7 bowls.

# – Her vs him.

So, will we come back again? Yes. I enjoyed the noodles as what they were, simple Thai street food that is not easily available locally. I was quite skeptical about the mini bowl concept but eventually I found it fun and sociable.

Boat Noodle
G3A, Empire Damansara,
Jalan PJU 8/8, Damansara Perdana
Petaling Jaya
Tue – Fri: 12pm-9pm
Sat – Sun: 12pm-3pm, 6pm-9pm
Closed on Monday
019-4773119 / 016-3304762 / 019-6756138

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