This is part of a set of reviews taken over a few days in which we gorged ourselves silly at the numerous Szechuan Chinese restaurants located near Central Market. The street is 136 and the best landmark I can give is they are just east of the KFC on Monivong. I have placed a map at the bottom of the review with the street highlighted in red
This restaurant lives up to it’s name and makes hand pulled noodles to order. The restaurant itself was pretty hot temperature wise as they didn’t turn on the air conditioning units until we walked in. Considering all the restaurants on the street keep their units on during lunchtime, it’s definitely something to take in consideration during the hot season.
For the meal, we ordered Spicy Pork Noodles ($2.00), Fried Pork Dumplings ($2.00) and Fried Cake with Onions ($1.00). The Spicy Pork Noodles was to say interesting.
Over the cooked noodles, there was a spicy hoisin based sauce which had pork, water chesnuts, chili, and onion. It was garnished with a large amount of julienned carrots and cucumber. I didn’t think I would care for the dish at first glance but I really enjoyed the flavors. It reminded me of Vietnamese dish Bun Thit Nuong which is never a bad thing.
The Fried Dumplings were well formed and had a more than generous portion of meat to onion.
All in all, the Chinese Pull Noodle Restaurant has some great food. Let’s hope they turn on the air conditioning before people arrive. — Vinh
One bite of these fried dumplings and Chinese Pull Noodle shot to the top of my list of spots on this street; if not in Phnom Penh. Maybe it was the disappointment of the boiled dumplings at the last place or maybe it was the unusually generous portion of pork in these guys but damn, these things are good.
The noodles were fine, a little weird to have fresh vegetables in a hot noodle dish but it was interesting. But between the dumplings and the spring onion cakes, I was very happy about this lunch. So much so that I went back for dinner a few days later. Which was great food wise but there was a table next to us of hammered Chinese guys yelling literally the entire time which got to be a bit much by the end of our meal. But nothing that will make me hesitate to go back. Two thumbs up sauces for Chinese Pull Noodle. — Bryse
Bryse: 4.5 out of 5 Nyamies