Ever since Noodle N Ice opened a couple of months ago, I have wanted to give it a punt. There seems to be a wee spring of new restaurants opening up in South Bridge at the moment, but this one in particular looked promising. Ever since it opened its doors I have seen a steady stream of punters munching away at delicious looking food through its window, so I thought it was high time I got in on the action.
I visited with Sab-Bug to get a quick dinner before we took part in the annual torchlight procession (another post for another day!). With the starting line quite close by, the place was fairly busy but the increasingly popular noodle bar setup meant we both got sat down without too much of a problem.
I would have loved to get a seat at the cool noodle box shaped table in the window, but unfortunately I think that was more for show than anything else. 🙁
Anyway, once we had settled down in our more conventional seats, we took a look at the menu. There are a wide variety of noodle dishes available and most come with your choice of vegetables, tofu, chicken, beef or prawn. It was also quite reasonably priced, with main dishes ranging between £5 to £8 or thereabouts.
I had the satay noodles with vegetables (above). I don’t know what I was expecting, but I found myself being really pleasantly surprised with my dish. The noodles were okay, but I really enjoyed the rich, nutty and slightly sweet satay sauce that my vegetables were generously doused with.
Sab-Bug went for yellow noodles with chicken, which were prepared in soy sauce and tossed with spring onions and beansprouts. She found them pretty tasty, but the saltiness of the soy sauce left her pretty thirsty afterwards. Even though she made short work of the water at our table, overall she really enjoyed it.
Unfortunately we didn’t have the time or the appetite to try the “ice” element of the establishment, however it does have an impressive selection of ice cream from Luca’s, a local manufacturer from Musselburgh. I definitely intend to pop in when I fancy a wee dessert or a cheeky milkshake – it’s not quite warm enough for that though. Is it summer yet?!
You can find Noodle N Ice at 24-25 South Bridge, EH1 1LL. It’s a short walk up from Princes Street, or you can hop there on the 3, 5, 7, 8, 29, 30, 31, 33, 35, 37, 47 and 49.