WA is spoilt for choice when it comes to noodles, with a wealth of offers across a broad range of cuisines. Whether you want to know where to start, or need just one more place on your hitlist, our guide will put you on the right path.
With WA’s noodles coming in so many forms, the real question is which noodles? If it’s laksa you’re after, the fiery curry version at Bull Creek Hawker delivers. But then how about the sweet- sour Penang assam style at Fugu 8 Asian Cafe in West Leederville? Or a bowl of Kuching’s famed Sarawak version at North Perth’s KCH?
Want something spicy? Ramp up the heat with warm, fragrant dan dan noodles from Victoria Park’s 806 Noodle House or the spicy beef soup with chewy, silky belt noodles at Mr Bun in the city.
Malaysian-style dry wonton noodles shine at Hong Kei in Willetton, where the char siu is fatty and delicious. D’Big Mama, in Morley, specialises in rich home-style wonton noodle soup, while Como’s Two Hands Noodles Shop sets the benchmark for kolo mee and mee pok with ample spring and bite.
The pork ramen game is led by the tonkotsu at Bari-Uma in the city and Hakata Gensuke in Victoria Park, but Northbridge’s Tosaka excels with chicken, dishing up landmark tori paitan. Craving udon? Hifumiya makes Perth’s finest from scratch every day.
Still hungry? Try wok-charred char kway teow at Hawkers Delight Malaysian Cuisine in Wangara, fragrant khao soi at Ma Kin in Crawley, and Myanmar’s national dish, mohinga – a hot and sour fish-based rice- noodle soup – at Mango Cafe in Armadale. Slurp.