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Luke Nguyen Serves Up a Gastronomic Journey Through East Asia at Fat Noodle

Luke Nguyen

If you are looking for things to do in Sydney, then dining at Fat Noodle at The Star is a must visit. Last week I was lucky enough to experience a "Gastronomic Journey Through East Asia" as a guest of, Fat Noodle at The Star, together with celebrated chef Luke Nguyen. This special event had us eating a colourful selection of dishes inspired by the culinary diversity of Asia.

Luke Nguyen, one of Australia’s leading celebrity chefs and owner of award-winning Red Lantern restaurant in Sydney, brings a dynamic mix of Vietnamese, sprinkled with Chinese, Thai and Malay menu.

Photo: Sydney Chic Instagram (Deb Carr, Raf Raf Taboada, Luke Nguyen)

The food was sensational and chatting with Luke was a highlight. He's a warm, funny and intriguing character. The atmosphere, as you can imagine, is vibrant and noisy; exactly what you would expect being inside a Casino. Fat Noodle was full of happy guests enjoying this amazing menu as you can see below.


Pacific Oysters Pacific Oysters with Spicy Chilli Jam and Lime Dressing

Someone at our table mentioned these were the best oysters she's ever had. I'd have to agree with that, this combination of flavours was sensational.

Barramundi Rice Paper Rolls Crispy Barramundi and Green Apple Rice Paper Rolls

A delightful, light combination.

Entrée (Sharing Platter)

Salmon Sashimi Atlantic Salmon Sashimi with Wasabi and Yuzu Citrus Dressing

This was one of the stand outs for me, a zesty dish with very fresh Salmon.

Cinnamon Prawns Grilled Cinnamon Prawns with Dill and Cabbage Coleslaw

I would never have thought of prawns with Cinnamon, but it works!

Wagyu Wagyu with Kaffir Lime Leaf, Mint, Asian Shallots, Bean Shoots and Cucumber

Another light and refreshing combination of flavours. The Wagyu was tender (as expected). I enjoy sharing plates because you get to taste so many different flavours and combinations.

Salt & Pepper Squid Salt & Pepper Squid Salt & Pepper Squid with Toasted Garlic, Chilli, Lettuce and Pork Floss

A very different version of your usual 'salt and pepper squid'. The squid was tender and I enjoyed the different flavours that added more bite to the dish.

Sprinkle Main (Sharing Platter)

Pad Kee Mao Thai Drunken Rice Noodle Stir Fried with Seafood Combination, Bamboo Shoots and Kachai

I'm a bit partial to Drunken Rice Noodles and this dish did not disappoint.

Prawns Thai Green Curry Prawns with Bamboo Shoots, Beans and Thai Eggplant

I confess I never tried this dish as I'm not a Thai Green Curry fan, but I can assure you my colleagues were raving about it.

Saigon Chicken Roasted Saigon Chicken Thigh Marinated in Kaffir Lime, Lemongrass and Galangal

Lemongrass is a flavour I adore and this dish was another of my favourites. A lovely combination of flavours.

Beef Ribs Slow Simmered Beef Ribs with Rich Coconut Jus

Extremely tender and flavoursome, and by the end of this dining experience I still managed to eat a couple of these.

Bok Choy Sautéed Baby Moon Bok

Perfect side dish.

The menu was extensive however when you are sharing it's such a great way to try everything. If you get a chance go and try Fat Noodle, but be warned it's very popular so you may have a little wait.

Photo Credit: Belinda Rolland (supplied).

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