With the ongoing popularity of ramen stores, a recent trend I have noticed is the gradual uprise of Chinese Rice Noodle Bars, which have slowly gained traction in Sunnybank. One of the first stores which I saw go up was Fen Ku Guilin Rice Noodle, situated at Market Square.
During the main meal times, the restaurant is quite popular and we waited in line a while to get in. The operation is akin to a ramen bar, with a simple and limited menu filled with popular staple dishes.
Akin to Hakataya, we order at the counter and are given a number.
This was the Beef Brisket rice noodle. The soup was mild but quite nourishing, and the noodles were soft and delicious. On the other hand though, having gotten so used to semi done ramen eggs, I was suddenly caught off guard with this well cooked egg, the beef was a bit too tough still, and the dish was garnished with fried peanuts. Nevertheless, I still enjoyed it more than my companion enjoyed his Buddy Rice Noodle.
This was the Buddy Rice Noodle. It was a very spicy but sour concoction of pork mince, chilli and preserved and fresh veges, also garnished with egg and peanuts. He found it very very spicy and sour, to the extent where he had to drink copious amounts of water during the meal, but he did really appreciate the soft texture of the noodles. Whilst the meal didn't really suit our palate, we do appreciate that it was very authentic due to the popularity with the Chinese population.
Price Range: $10 - $15pp