Happy New Year! Today, 16th February 2018, we are entering the Year of the Dog. Like man’s best friend, this coming year promises to be one of loyalty and relationships, and is also believed to be a lucky year for business.
The Noodle House, one of UAE’s best known contemporary chain of restaurants specializing in ‘soul food’ from a diverse range of Asian countries, pays homage to this special occasion with a limited edition ‘Chinese Noo Year’ menu.
The 3-item menu consists of a Lanzhou Beef Noodle Soup, Asian Lettuce Wraps and a Tangerine Beef served with rice.
The Lanzhou Beef Noodle Soup features authentic Ban Mein noodles that swim in a soulful beefy broth made of slow-cooked short ribs. Spring onion, fried onion, bean sprout, fresh mint leaves, Thai basil and coriander are added in for flavor dimension.
The Asian Lettuce Wraps are a DIY on the table where you are served lettuce leaves that act as the base for a stir-fried chicken stuffing. The chicken is doused in a sweet satay sauce that goes perfectly well with the contrasting freshness of the lettuce.
The Tangerine Beef was something new for me. It reminds me of Peking Duck for the use of caramelization and fresh orange. The beef is crisp and sticky-sweet, and finely grated rind is shaved in along with fresh, juicy mandarin wedges. You can choose to have it with white or brown rice. I went for the later, which helped to balance out the sweetness.
Sticking to their signature ‘stick, hands, spoon’ mantra, Noodle House encourages you to spoon up that soup, get your hands dirty with lettuce wrapping, and get the chopsticks a-clicking with the Tangerine Beef.
This limited edition menu is available across all Noodle House outlets till 23rd February only. Enjoy it while it lasts. Happy New Year!