Sunday, December 23, 2012

Noodle Bar, Phoenix Market City, Bangalore

For a long time I have been waiting for it. I have heard very good reviews about its other branches but it still eluded me. Finally I made it 2-3 weeks back. By the time I am writing this, I have been there twice and both times it was good experience.

Wondering what am I talking about. ? Its Noodle Bar which opened in Phoenix Market City Bangalore.

 Noodle Bar, owned by Pan India Solutions has opened its door in namma Bengaluru at Phoenix Market City.A true Oriental restaurant that caters to foodies from the exotic corners of Asia, it perfectly suits the palate of the new age Indian gourmand.

I have been there courtesy PRPundit for a review and also went back when I had guests over. First time It was special 3 course lunch with bloggers & friends. Perfect ambience and good service and tantalizing dishes  surely made the day. Starting with a variety of starters like onion pancakes, corn curd, wasabi cottage cheese(the chef assured its not panner or tofu,but actual cottage cheese) along with the usual spring rolls and wontons we attacked the 3 course menu.

 Each starter held on its own and was happily devoured along with the spicy fresh tomato dip, caramelized onion dip and a spring onion dip. Of the three dips, the third was the clear winner.Here I had a small complaint.I didnot notice it then, but going through the menu, I found that corn curd which is a deep fried ground corn fritter is usually served topped with a spiced black bean dip(this is as per the menu) which was missing when it was served to my vegetarian table but was miraculously present on the other. A case of missing beans!?

Anyway what matters was it was good but could have been better if its topping was present. We stopped the starters when we thought we would all burst and ordered the mains. And  we waited and we waited and we waited..... When we had digested most of our starters we got hot steamed jasmine rice with Thai Penang curry, Pad Thai Noodles and burnt chilli hakka noodles.The sides were Chinese Stirfried Greens and also Lion heart cottage cheese dumplings. My personal favourite was Penang curry with rice whereas others  along with me preferred Burnt Chilli garlic noodles. No worries, order both. You wont be disappointed. By the way the burnt chilli garlic noodles also come in a meatier version with lamb.Perfectly suited for non vegetarian.

Unfortunately I couldnot wait for desserts though I had definitely wanted to try the Lime n Lemon Creme Brulee.Clearly lemongrass in a sugary custard is a perfect winner. I would give the second place to coconut jaggery dragon rolls and sizzling nut & fruit brownie which comes with banana spring rolls topped with caramel icecream and caramel sauce.

To give them their due, it seems there is a waiting time between courses. No worries though. It was a time well spent. In between courses we went and talked to chef who showed us around the kitchen or the organized Chinese Kitchen.

Also there is a 'Toss it Up' menu which offers the gourmands space for experimentation & creativity. You can pair your choice of noodles with your choice of veggies, meats and sauces. You can check out few pics here or also on facebook.

Make sure you check out the Noodle Bar this holiday and festive season .

Meal for two would cost:
Rs 1000/- without tax
Rs1300/- with tax

No 27 First floor,
Phoenix Market City,
White field road Mahadevpura
Bangalore 48

Phone No – 67266466


Thanks for visiting my Blog

/*TYNT script starts here */ /*TYNT ends */