Wednesday, 9 April 2008

Dickson Asian Noodle House

Jason Akamanis, not what it used to be. There was a time when Dickson Chinese Noodle House was Brownlow quality. The Hainan chicken rice was worth the stopover if driving through Canberra. It could have been used as a major attraction a la the mouth from Brisvegas. Chicken rice glistens under the spotlight, made with a true, homemade chicken stock. The generous chicken remains but is now a tad Simpson Desert, a bit dry. The rice replaced with an artificial yellow tinge not too far off Aka’s hair colour that is far inferior to its predecessor. You’ll need the garlic oyster sauce combo to save a parched eating hole. Failing to live up to the lofty high standards of the past, reeking of Aka since moving to the Bulldogs.

Char Kway Teow is an improvement, the flat noodles nicely smoked by a subtle charred flavour and a reasonable spicy kick. The laksa, which comes in diminutive half size right up to jumbo, is rich in flavour, hearty for a cold winter’s day, without destroying throat by chilli. Have it with chook, cow or things from the water.

Does bring a tear to the eye to see a former superstar in decline, you’d only hope that they can lift themselves off the turf and reclaim past glories.
2 / 5 yums!
Where? Shop 4, 29 Woolley Street, Dickson, ACT
What? Most mains under $12

Left to Right :
Char Kway Teow, Laksa, Hainan Chicken Rice

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