There’s a noodle house located in the same commercial complex where MT Supermarket, the Asian supermarket we go to, is. We’ve been in Austin for almost a year now (except for hubby who has been here for a year!) and we always pass by that noodle house but never gave it much thought. I think it’s because we were suspicious of the place based solely on the fact that we don’t see very many people eating there. That’s the unspoken rule of restaurant dining: don’t eat at a place where there’s very few diners. Hee hee! I don’t know what came over us but 3 weeks ago, out of extreme craving for noodles I think, we finally gave that restaurant a try. The name, by the way, is TC Noodle House. And since then, we’ve been to the restaurant 4 times! *blush*
Here are photos of the different dishes (and drink!) we’ve tried on our first and second visit…two consecutive nights on one weekend. :D
Iced Milk Tea – It doesn’t rank high on presentation but it’s a very refreshing drink. The milk and tea do not overpower each other at all. This has been hubby’s and my official drink here.
Crab Puffs (with sweet & sour and mustard dipping sauces) – Oooh, oooh, oooh! We love this appetizer! My bad, I should have taken a photo of a cut piece. But anyway, it is crab and cheese. Big cheese fans that we are, this one was a runaway hit for the three of us. :)
Stir-fried Noodles with Seafood – This was hubby’s. Nothing spectacular about it. It’s a noodle dish that can be had at practically any Chinese restaurant. But don’t get me wrong, it’s good just not special.
Rice Noodle Soup with Seafood – Now this is something I’ll always come back here for. I’ve always loved noodle soup. Growing up, my favorite was and probably still is chicken noodle soup which I usually pair with steamed pork bun (siopao).
I forgot the exact name of this dish. But looking at the picture, I’ll take a wild guess: Stir-fried chicken with mushrooms and vegetables. ;) What do you think? Abby loved this. She was actually the one who requested for a chicken dish.
Noodles with Shrimps – This tastes exactly like the first stir-fried noodles we tried only this one had shrimps instead of assorted seafood. ;)
Shrimp Fried Rice – This is a meal in itself. In the Philippines, we always order Yang-chow fried rice. Here, we always order shrimp fried rice because Abby loves shrimps. :)