When Second Sister suggested dinner at Noble House restaurant, the first thing our mother did was to ask her to make sure they would be serving their prawn noodles. The restaurant assured us that this dish is available everyday, and so it should, it is heaven in a bowl.
It combines one of my favourite noodles- the slippery smooth horfun, with an intensely prawn-enriched broth and a huge prawn full of gorgeous roe and plump sweet flesh. The aroma was amazing. Nobody said a word when they ate their noodles, we had to dedicate all our attention to inhaling the heady scents and enjoying every sensational bite. I gave it full marks, but my mother said it can sometimes get better!
The restaurant is one of the more upscale operations among the Oriental group of restaurants, as evidenced by touches such as a koi pond, valet parking, some attempts at landscaping and obviously reflected in their prices. On the night we visited, there was a company function in one section of the dining room upstairs, the emcee and their karaoke competition did bring the tone down and so did their closely spaced tables crammed full of hungry diners.
The food is the reason for their popularity, the dishes come fast and were consistently yummy, some more so than others, like tiny little birds deepfried whole and served with a well-balanced Thai pomelo salad. These birds are called Shatin chicken, my father explained that these are today's replacement for pigeons which are harder to come by. Asparagus sauteed with macadamia nuts and fresh lily bulbs was excellent, the portion being generous with lots of crunchy sweet lily bulbs which is an important criteria for me. I wanted char-siu, and it was super, being properly fatty and lean in good proportion with a sticky, charred glaze.
Oh dear, writing this is faraway Paris is torture, I will stop now....If you are in KL though, do yourself a favour and make time for a meal here.NOBLE HOUSE
No.19, Jalan Delima, Off Jalan Imbi, 55100 Kuala Lumpur T: 03- 2145 8822