Okay so I started out with this blog being about recommended ‘things’ to entertain people commuting on public transport. It’s a lame disguise for the fact that when I love something I want to rant on and on about it quite possibly boring myself and anyone in a five metre radius. I thought if I put it in a blog under the guise of something that might be, you know, useful then that might stop my 'out-loud' blathering on about how I loved Freedom and isn’t Alice Munro the bestest and gosh that new Belle and Sebastian album was great. And you know, I think it's working for me.
But I also have a terrible habit of going on about my favourite Melbourne things to do and my favourite cheap dinners out. Hence, the repertoire of beautcommute is extending to cheap food places. I guess I’ll tie in the Public Transport aspect by noting what tram, train and bus lines will get you there.
Food Rant Number One.
One Noodle Friendship.
If there is only going to be one noodle in your friendship I suggest you make it this one.
All I can say about their vegetarian dumplings is that when my teeth cut through the soft green dumpling skin and the rush of lemongrassy flavour hits my tongue I find the universe just that much more aligned.
One Noodle is run by a man with a truly superb moustache who makes all his own organic noodles. The vegetarian dumplings are an essential but noodle soups, spring onion pancakes and the pork & prawn dumplings are killer as well. Steer clear of the ‘Wine Chicken’ though. It’s just odd.
One Noodle Friendship is cheap as chips (probably cheaper than some chips) and is frequented by locals Chinese and bobos (‘bobo’ is the French word for hipster, it’s short for ‘bohemian bourgeois’. Now slap me if that is not the best thing you have learnt today).
Catch a train on the Epping Line to Preston Station and walk through the market or get the 86 up to Murray Road and walk down to 417-419 High St. Closed Sundays.