For our April couple’s date, we decided to have a massage at Dreamworks Spa in Jumeirah 1 and dine somewhere near.
Noodle Bowl is an Asian restaurant located in 2nd December street (previously Al Diyafa) and has been there for a 10 years, TEN YEARS!
Strange that we never tried this place when we were stay in Satwa for half a decade.
To be honest, I don’t even know their cuisine.
I thought it’s Chinese or Indonesian.
But a quick Google search shows that they’re specializing in Malaysian dishes.
We’re lucky to find parking space just in front of the restaurant.
And since it’s only 11am, we were the only customers inside.
We were greeted by the smiling Buddha and with this board showing their special menu
They were displaying their Time Out Award in 2008
We sat near the window and and enjoyed the bright and sunny weather (which is 95% of the time in UAE 😃 )
Here are their menu
We only ordered from the ‘MALAYSIAN’ menu choices.
I was surprised to see some of the dishes on the menu.
I thought Nasi Goreng is Indonesian? As it turned out, they are offering Malaysian version of Nasi Goreng. Why not!
The serving was as big as his face. For 36 dhs, it’s not bad.
This is called Nasi Goreng Kampong. This version is with anchovies and kangkong and I truly like it.
Another dish I ordered is the roti canai with chicken curry. AMAZING!
Gibson said it’s his first time to see me ate a dish without interruption.
I usually jump from one food to another but I managed to eat a full roti without saying a word.
I also ordered Hainanese chicken. I am searching high and low to find a Hainanese chicken meal in Dubai and to see this available in Noodle Bowl is a very pleasant surprise.
It comes with this nice chicken soup. Simple and oily but I like it.
I didn’t manage to finish it as I was so full with my chicken curry and roti. I also can’t tell if this is a good version as it’s only my 2nd time trying this dish. The first one was in Singapore airport (Changi) and I didn’t like that. It was malansa (is it fishy in English? But it’s not a fish right? Well…) So Noodle Bowl’s version is way better than my first experience.
With the 3 dishes we ordered shared by just the two of us, I am so full. But Gibson wanted to try their desert. I let him choose, and he settled with mango with tapioca.
I don’t have sweet tooth and desert doesn’t excite me. This mango with tapioca was too sweet but Gibson managed to finish it.
Overall, we only paid a little over 100 dhs. Such a good value for money. We already planned of going back there with some of our family members.