Saturday, January 3, 2015

Noodle Doodle @ New World Park, Georgetown, Penang.

Another new Thai Boat Noodle establishment has invaded New World Park, drawing a huge crowd to the food court; a result of the continuation of the Boat Noodle-craze. Noodle Doodle occupies a prominent spot at New World Park, within walking distance from the food court and right next to Mizi Bistro (opposite Passion of Kerala). Similarly to its competitor at Summerton, the interior decor is simple and minimalist but Noodle Doodle has a better ventilation system and ample seating space. The menu, however, is quite restricted.

Thai Soup Boat Noodle (Rm 1.90)

A better version to its competitor- Thai Hao Chi, Noodle Doodle's comes with a stronger herbaceous aroma, jam-packed with meat-sweetness. It was also reasonably seasoned with an agreeable amount of spices. Additional Chili Flakes are also available for those with higher chili-heat tolerance. The addition of Water Spinach/ Kangkung and Bean Sprouts gives the dish a juicy crunch and a more layered dimension. Noodle Doodle serves their Boat Noodles in Pork only if you must know.

 Tom Yum Soup Kway Teow (Rm 1.90)

Tom Yum Dry Kway Teow (Rm 1.90)

 Dry Boat Noodle (Rm 1.90)

The other options paled in comparison with the Soup Boat Noodle, probably lacked of the herbaceous aroma. Noodle Doodle plays a nice twist by adding rendered Pork Lards to the Dry Boat Noodle, could be a better option for those who favor the unique smoky and porky notes. The Tom Yum, on the other hand, was rather a disappointment. I was told that no Tom Yum Paste was being added to the soup, the flavors were purely extracted from the meat and Herbs. It might work for others but not me, I would prefer my Tom Yum with bolder flavors.

A side order, Tofu-Tofu (Rm 5.50) was basically Deep Fried Beancurds served on a bed of julienned Jicama and Cucumbers, completed with Thai Chili sauce. Eat the crunchy greens and crispy Deep Fried Beancurds lest they turn into moist, damp Tofu. A pretty straight-forward addition to your Thai Boat Noodle experience.

For those who prefer a more solid order, go for their Signature Tom Yum Goong (Rm 10.90). It comes in a slightly larger portion (still very small though); the broth was totally different from the Tom Yum Boat Noodle I had. The broth has a strong seafood-sweetness extracted from the crustacean and Lemongrass aroma with a gentle acidic tilt. I would agree this version over the Boat Noodle's.

Taste: 7/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Service: 7.5/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Price: 7/10 (1-3 expensive, 4-7 average, 8-10 cheap)
Ambiance: 7.5/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Parking: 7/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Service Charge: No
Government Tax: No

Additional Information:
Address: 102-D-05, New World Park, Jalan Burmah, 10050, Georgetown, Penang.
Business Hours:12 pm to 3 pm, 6 pm to 10 pm. Closed on every Monday.
Contact Number: 6016- 457 5145

Map of New World Park

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