The Noodle Box – Victoria0
If you’ve never been to The Noodle Box in Victoria get ready for an upbeat, funky and fast paced place where, as they say on their website, you get filled up without emptying your wallet.
When you come here you can expect to wait in a line, but I have yet to meet anyone who said the food wasn’t worth it.
I have been to this particular Noodle Box in Victoria (on Douglas St.) several times and have yet to be disappointed.
Though many people get take out here, most times there’s enough room for you to sit and eat your lunch or dinner if you like.
As the place wasn’t entirely full, Mark and I decided to eat in this time. We sat right next to the open kitchen as we like to watch the Noodle Box chefs at work.
Even at their busiest times, these guys are calm and cool and work like machines!
The Noodle Box has a wide variety of South East Asian dishes, including spring rolls, fried dumplings, soups, curries and stir-fries.
Most dishes are available with your choice of chicken, beef, pork, prawns or tofu.
This time out I ordered one of my favourites, the “Teriyaki Box” ($10.50). I got it with chicken and asked it to be made mild.
Depending on how hot you like your food, you can order it anywhere from “Mild” to “Suicide Hot”. They have a guide to spiciness on the wall if you aren’t sure how to order your dish.
Mark ordered the “Spicy Peanut Box” ($11), and also got his with chicken. He got his spiced “Hot” though, as he likes the heat factor way more than I do.
After he finished he said next time he would order his dish “Extra Hot” as he said for him the heat factor on the “Hot” was only 6 out of 10.
Before I forget, I have to tell you about the portion sizes here. They are HUGE!
When I picked up my box of noodles, it was so heavy I swore it weighed 2 pounds….Well it actually did!
When I asked what their standard portion size was, they said 32 ounces, which is 2 pounds.
With all that food you may want to share your dish or order a “split box” so you can eat half now and save the other half for later.
Depending on my appetite, sometimes I’m able to finish my box and sometimes I’m not.
I have to tell you the food is so good though that even when I’m full, it’s hard for me to stop putting those yummy noodles in my mouth!
When you look at the picture of my box of noodles, it may not look like that much food but trust me, there’s lots in there.
You will see how much there is if you order it in a bowl instead like Mark did.
He was also very satisfied with his meal and managed to finish it all without too much trouble.
In general I would say that The Noodle Box in Victoria is a great restaurant when it comes to value, and I can’t imagine anyone being disappointed with the amount of food you get for the amount you pay.
As far as service goes, because you order your dishes cafeteria style, it just depends on how long the line is as to how long it takes for you to get your food.
Once you order, the chefs are quite efficient at getting the food out, and I have yet to wait more than 15 – 20 minutes for my food.
Overall I would recommend The Noodle Box for good quality Asian food, and will continue to dine here.