Back in the day this little restaurant was a 2 person show; the owner would do all the cooking and spend every spare moment making hand made noodles by the window. His wife stood outside taking orders, clearing dishes and collecting money.
Fast forward 14 years the reputation of this place has exploded – SMH, Good Food Guide, you name it! The owner no longer works in the kitchen (you can see him standing at the door in the photo above). Instead he now employs 5 people in the kitchen and a further 4 on the floor (all in the same tiny space).
I’d have to say that the quality of food isn't as good as it use to be, but when the lines outside is a few metres long that is to be expected.
This place is a great place for a cheap eat with dishes no more than $10. Be warned that the restaurant is squashy (you may even find yourself sharing a table with strangers) however, this is only a small price to pay for great food.
Chinese Noodle Restaurant
Shop TG7, Prince Centre
8 Quay Street Haymarket
Ph: 02 9281 9051
After dinner Jacky and I rushed off to Town Hall to watch Eminence - A night in Fantasia. Eminence is basically a full orchestra that attempts to change people's perceptions of symphonic music by playing music from popular anime (i.e. Japanese Cartoons) and video games. This is also an attempt to encourage young people to move away from their computers and watch music being played live.
To be honest I was a bit skeptical at first, I've never been to a concert like this and I was worried that I would get really bored. Jacky on the other hand was extremely excited especially when he found out that music from his beloved World of War Craft was to be performed.
In all the years that I have lived in Sydney I've never been inside the Town Hall, upon entering I was astounded by it's beauty. We sat right in the middle and had a great view of the performers.
Composers and guest musicians from Japan was also introduced to the audience throughout the night. Their speeches were very cute!
I thought that the concert was wonderful and enjoyed every moment. I have a new found appreciation for all the talented musicians and their instruments and secretly wish that I knew how to play something too. My favourite piece of the night had to be Super Mario brothers, it brought back so many memories!
I just wanted to say a big thank you to Bonnie and Friends for the free tickets, it was very generous of you all especially for such a small favour - Thank you!