April issue 2013
Soy, Spice and Everything Nice
A welcoming staff and the aroma of South East Asian spices greeted guests at the media night inauguration of The Noodle House at Dolmen Mall. The UAE-based franchise which has branches in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Muscat, Doha, Riyadh, Rabat, Limassol, Manama, Kuwait and Lahore launched their second eatery in Karachi, the first being at the Pearl Continental. With the Dolmen Mall addition, the restaurant has become much more accessible to the general public.
Many recognisable faces were present at the opening including Ayesha Tammy Haq, Hina Bayat Khan, Adil Murad, Mathira, Schaz Khan, Angie Marshall, Peng Qureshi and Nazia Malik amongst a host of other big names from the industry.
Situated next to Fat Burger, and sharing the same wood-panelled floors, faux leather seats and red and yellow dÃ©cor, the restaurant is slightly more upscale than a fast food joint. A glass panel kitchen allows diners to watch the chefs work their magic in preparing the meals. And the food was delicious. Guests were treated to samples of wasabi prawns, spicy lemongrass crab cakes and the best-selling Bakmi Goreng: Indonesian stir-fried noodles mixed in a sweet soy sauce, with chicken and vegetables.
If you like your food to have lots of flavour, spice and zest, The Noodle House is definitely worth a trip.
The writer is a journalist and former assistant editor at Newsline.