Premium Rice Noodles with a Sense of Home

04 Nov 2016

Tina’s Noodle Kitchen is a genuine Chongqing restaurant offering a wide range of rice noodle dishes. They are situated beside one of the entrances to Box Hill Central.

Historically, Sichuan Province has the reputation of being the ‘Land of Abundance’. It is the richness of soil, mildness of weather, and abundant rainfall that contribute to the advanced economic and food status of the region. For many Chinese migrants who have not returned to their home country for many years, a bowl of delicious, warm traditional food is enjoyed immensely.

Tina’s Noodle Kitchen features four main types of rice noodle dishes: thick stock soup, spicy, pickle or chilli. They use chicken stock which is carefully crafted through meticulous attention to detail. Every morning the Kitchen staff stew several kilograms of fresh produce in a huge pot for up to 6 hours. When it comes lunch time, the stewed produce is a thick and hearty stock. As for toppings, the Kitchen offers a wide range including roast chicken with mushroom, oxtail with tomato, fresh fish slices and vegetarian options to name a few. The Kitchen’s offerings are welcomed by discerning customers of all different ages and nationalities.

During lunch time, there is often a long queue at Tina’s Noodle Kitchen. Among those waiting to order are a diverse range of customers including pregnant women, young mothers and silver-haired elderlies. On weekends, whole families are often seen visiting. Mingxin, one of the waiters at the Kitchen, told us that Box Hill residents usually come to enjoy a bowl of noodle soup in the morning before they go to the shopping centre to buy daily necessities.

Tina’s Noodle Kitchen is uniquely decorated with a Chinese-style colour scheme, ornamental grids, and porcelains - all which represent a genuine eastern aesthetic. The adorable birdcage hanging from the ceiling adds a sense of liveliness. The attention to detail of the restaurants decor conveys the message of ‘low-key magnificence’, which results from the collaboration of the whole team. No wonder Tina’s Noodle Soup enjoys such popularity! 

If you enjoy the taste of traditional Chinese food, why not visit Tina’s and order a bowl?

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——天府李米线(Tinas’s Noodle Kitchen)

 熟悉博士山商场的朋友可能都知道这家天府李米线——开在商场侧门边,一家主营各式米线的地地道道的重庆小吃店。

四川有着“天府之国”的美誉,肥沃的土地、温和的气候、充沛的雨量造就了当地发达的社会经济和丰富的饮食文化。对于远离家乡多年的澳洲华人来说,时不时能够吃上一碗热气腾腾、口味地道的米线是一件再幸福不过的事了。天府李米线主打四个系列:三鲜浓汤、招牌麻辣、老坛酸菜和家乡泡椒。米线的汤底是精心熬制的鸡肉高汤,后厨于每日上午使用十几斤的原料开大火炖六个小时,然后到中午时将原料全部捞出更换新的,这样就确保了汤底一天下来依旧保持着浓郁鲜香的口感。米线的配料也是花样繁多,其中包括颇受老年人欢迎的香菇烧鸡、年轻人喜欢吃的番茄牛尾、注重保健的人群所青睐的养生菌菇等等等等。天府李米线的老板Tina是一位土生土长的重庆人,在她亲力亲为的操持和把关下,天府李米线的饮食品质一直维持在较高的水准上。

每天的午饭时分,都可以看到博士山商场的顾客们在天府李米线门口排起长队,其中不乏挺着大肚子的孕妇、推着婴儿车的妈妈和白发苍苍的老人,到了周末更经常有一家人组团前来惠顾。店员小伙子明鑫介绍说,居住在博士山的社区居民们习惯了到这里来吃一碗米线作为早餐,然后再顺道去菜市场买菜。天府李米线的生意高峰时段是从每天十一点钟起到下午两点半左右,但有时晚上九、十点钟临打烊前,还会有年轻人呼朋唤友的一起过来点东西吃,一天之中几乎是生意不断。

天府李米线的店面装修风格也非常独特:中国风的配色、花格、瓷器体现出东方传统的含蓄蕴藉之美,悬挂于店铺一侧的十几个“鸟笼”更是增添了一份别出心裁的俏皮生活气息,使这间店非常的“接地气”,惹人喜爱。店内的细节点滴处处流露着一种“低调的奢华”,这与老板、员工和所有团队成员的用心付出是分不开的。所以,怪不得这间店的人气会这么旺盛呢!

如果您也怀念家乡美食的味道,天府李米线就是您的最佳选择。

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