Taiwanese Express Meal in Kingsord blipped onto our food-nerd radar after our visits to the wonderful Fajar Indonesian Chinese a couple of doors down. A hangover inspired noodle soup craving lures us in for Sunday lunch.
Taiwanese Express Meal is your basic hole-in-the-wall student joint, though modern and clean. Google tells us some of the snacks on the menu are Taiwanese street food classics. We particularly enjoyed the rice cakes which went well with their simple style of noodle soups. We must return for sausage-in-a-sausage, and the Taiwanese bento boxes look great too.
Shaken ice black tea - $3. Super strong tea with just the right amount of sugar to cut the bitterness without over-sweetening. Yum.
Taiwanese sticky rice sausage - $3.50, little deep fried parcels of stodgy yum.
House noodle soup - $7. A plain simple broth with a couple of slithers of meat. It seemed overly plain at first but it gained in flavour towards the end, it's funny how noodle soups do that. The noodles had a really nice chew to them.
Taiwanese sausage rice cake - plain in flavour, fried (or steamed) and dusted with salt and white pepper. These are plain in flavour but somehow just right. An excellent partner to the plain soups. We think these are made with blood and rice, whatever they are they taste great.
Deep fried pork chop noodle soup - $9.50. A perfect Sunday hangover feed: the penultimate mix of deep fried greasy goodness and soupy rehydration. Like the house soup above, the broth is plain but gets nice towards the bottom of the bowl. Lovely chewy noodles.
Taiwanese Express Meal is at 396 Anzac Parade Kingsford. Phone 02 9662 7772