Sunday, 8 May 2016

Espresso and Matcha's Foodie Odyessy - Melbourne Day 6 Dinner : Hills Chinese

Having finished our road trip very late at night (approximately 9pm), we weighed up our options and headed to Box Hill for some late night Chinese food. Friends have told me that Box Hill in Melbourne is the equivalent of Sunnybank in Brisbane. With that assurance in mind, we went to have our dinner at Hills Chinese.

We were promptly seated at a table near a tv which was showing some Hong Kong soaps, and a menu with basic rice, congee and noodles was provided. It did indeed feel like Sunnybank.

My confidante ordered his usual, Wanton Noodles Soup. Without caring much for presentation, it was served in quite a big bowl with around six large dumplings and copious amounts of noodles, sprinkled with shallots quite carelessly. In the spirit of proper Hong Kong style wanton noodle soup, what it lacked in appearance, it made up for in taste. The noodles had a nice springy texture, 

With our friend's recommendation, I ordered the fish ball noodle soup, which came with fish cake, and was garnished with a piece of deep fried fish skin and shallots. Rather than egg noodles, it came with flat rice noodles. The noodles were fresh and soft, and soaked a lot of the flavours from the soup. Whilst I have little doubt that the fish cake and fish balls were store bought, they were soft, generously portioned, and went well with the dish.

Price Range: $10 - $20pp

Taste: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Service: 7/10
Environment: 6/10

Hills BBQ Noodle Shop Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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