I have an entire kitchen rack of spices and hot sauces, and coming from Melbourne and having lived over 4 years in a predominantly Chinese/ Korean suburb, getting my noodles fix in Europe was for the longest time restricted to generic “noodle box” imbiss that throws all Asian culture into one, not really doing any of them justice.
Well, if you’re a fellow spice lover who misses the taste of a unique Chinese dish, then “The Panda Noodle” is your ticket to flavour town!
The Panda Noodle has a small menu, but what it does, it does DAMN well. The hero of the store is undoubtedly their Dan Dan noodles, a Sichuan noodle dish with a kick. Foods from Sichuan are renowned for their spice so if your tastebuds stop off at mustard, you’re missing the main show. BUT, the small store also delivers in kitsch charm, with its modest layout and colourful design.
You can also build your own noodle dish with a selection of toppings if you feel like mixing and matching.
The Panda Noodle is in regular rotation of my go-to places to eat, and if Thaipark or the Don Xuan centre is not in your kiez, this place can definitely scratch that spicy noodle itch.