Friday, 30 January 2009

20 Under $20 - Kulcha Cafe & Noodle House

The first restaurant Anh and I visited in our 20 Under $20 restaurant quest is Kulcha Cafe & Noodle House located in Boas Avenue, Joondalup.

We went on a friday afternoon when they had some cycling competition.

Our dining view included men riding tight tight pants

We got lost because I was following the GPS and all the roads were closed off.   Add to that my awesome sense of direction :P

We eventually found the place, albeit half an hour late.   

Kulcha Cafe does get packed so make sure you book!

We ordered the Kway Teow, Fried Squid and the Chicken Karaage.

The signature Karaage was not what we expected.  Its a different style of cooking. We were expecting big chunky orangey-browny-red fried chicken. But we got convoluted strips of chicken which was pilled on and served with Jap mayo and soy sauce.  

To me Jap mayo automatically makes it a winner.

The other dishes were tasty.  

In fact,  maybe toooooo tasty.  

Anh reckons its a bit salty.  I would agreed with her on that.  

We would categorise this as 'almost authentic' type of asian restaurant.  Its a little bit geared to cater for western tastes, where the flavours are rich and you get a lot for what you pay.

I gave it a thumbs up.  Anh gave it a 'no thumbs'.   
The Vibra-train sign made the Kulcha sign small.  Vibra train?!! WTFBQQ?!

The nice thing about Kulcha is that its close to Joondalup Library and a short stroll to Joondalup lake. The park there is quite nice.  Its inhabitted by kangaroos at night if you wanted to do drive by kangaroo (camera) shooting. 

So if you ever end up in Kulcha, head to the park to walk off excess seasame oil.
Duckies in the park.    Hmmm.. San cho bow...

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