The Noodle Story

The Noodle Story is a chain of kiosks I’ve been seeing around town. Created around the idea of customization, the brand offers the users the choice of making their own noodle box, with an array of sauces and additions. The customer creates his/her own noodle dish by mixing and matching between noodles, vegetables and protein, and then can add their their choice of sauce. You can find their menu updated regularly here.

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Apart from noodles, they also have rice as another option. In noodles, some interesting variations were Udon, Spinach, Soba, and Tomato noodles. I was curious about the Malaysian Chili Sauce, and decided to make it with rice, chicken, plenty of vegetables, and an egg on top. The result was quite spicy and sweet, and while not exactly Malaysian, it was a rather interesting combination.

Chicken Bao

Chicken Bao

There are also different kinds of Baos on offer. They don’t serve pork, but the Mushroom and Cheese Bao, as well as the Char Siu Chicken Bao are both quite decent, where my vote would go to the Mushroom one over Chicken, simply because of the strands of stringy cheese which is clearly visible after cutting into one.  The concept of The Noodle Story has got a very South-East Asian vibe, but the sauces are quite generic (i.e. The Vietnamese isn’t really Vietnamese, if you know what I mean), which basically means a bit of a bastardisation of a cuisine.

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I did order a second bowl with some Flat Rice Noodles, plenty of vegetables, and a Spicy Hot Garlic Sauce (supposedly Indonesian), with some fried garlic thrown on top. I liked the slippery yet chewy texture of the noodle – not overcooked, with the vegetables cooked but still retaining their crunch. They also were kind enough to pack the leftovers, which is also a part of their anti-wastage policy. I found the packaging to be quite fun – very similar to American Chinatown packages, complete with pairs of Chopsticks (again, something I like). An average meal for two at The Noodle Story is going to be roughly 350-500 INR (plus tax), so not a bad deal for a rainy afternoon when you’re craving noodles. Plus, they deliver (via Swiggy in my area).
The Noodle Story Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Disclaimer: Poorna Banerjee was invited to The Noodle Story for a tasting by the brand.

Written by Poorna Banerjee

    11 Comments

  1. Kalyan Panja 2017-07-23 at 5:31 am Reply

    Your photos are definitely inviting me to join you.

    • Poorna Banerjee 2017-07-23 at 6:42 am Reply

      That is so nice! Please do!

  2. Liberty 2017-07-22 at 9:23 am Reply

    mmmm your noodle photos are making me so hungry! 🙂 🙂

    • Poorna Banerjee 2017-07-23 at 6:42 am Reply

      Ah yes, those are my favorite stuff to eat!

  3. Kayhdj De Jesus 2017-07-22 at 2:36 am Reply

    Yummmmmmmmmy, love noodles.

  4. Li Chuen 2017-07-21 at 1:39 pm Reply

    Interesting concept they have there! I wonder how the Malaysian chili sauce there taste since I am Malaysian..haha

    • Poorna Banerjee 2017-07-21 at 2:04 pm Reply

      Hi Li, Seriously speaking, I love Malay food (just came back from a vacation here), and this wasn’t really malay (had a faint Sambal flavor though), but it was quite tasty.

  5. JM Kayne 2017-07-21 at 12:23 pm Reply

    Nice presentation and photos you got here Poorna! It entices me to try it out… Hopefully when I get the chance to visit your place. These array of food looks so yummy!

    God bless!
    JM Kayne | #InMyHeart♥

    • Poorna Banerjee 2017-07-21 at 2:03 pm Reply

      Please come to Kolkata. I would be more than happy to show you around. 🙂

  6. Globejamun 2017-07-21 at 11:38 am Reply

    This just looks so delicious… next time in Kolkata m gonna try this out!

    • Poorna Banerjee 2017-07-21 at 11:38 am Reply

      Please do!

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