I first heard about Pot O Noodles when their outlet opened in Indiranagar. Soham had some lovely pictures of noodle bowls. But it wasn’t until the opening of their second outlet on Lavelle Road that I actually made it there. A large almost roof top area above the Coffee Day at the Lavelle Road junction, overlooking Biere Club and the works – brightly set up, yet delightfully simple. The basket converted into lamps were home made ideas put into motion, much like the rest of the concepts. The place is inspired from Ramen bars in Japan, serving non-pretentious comfort food at very competitive prices. Their menu has expanded from the other outlet, hence a large selection of appetizers, ramens, dim sums, soups, donburis, roujiamos and the newest addition – the Ramen Burgers.
We were invited for a quiet little meet up at Pot O Noodles, and had a pre-decided menu. We had heard good things about the pork, so yes, the menu was a pork lover’s delight! Roast Chili Pork and Chicken Pot Stickers started us off. The pork was deliciously done, spicy and saucy – we had to order a repeat and we did! The pot stickers were nicely crisped up, and comfort dim sums as any.
The Ramen Burgers came next – ah you have to see them to believe them! The ramen had a neat bun shape, but wasn’t hard. The fillings have variants like Tofu and Mushroom, Teriyaki Chicken and Roast Pork, spicy patties making the burger juicy and delicious to bite into!
I was fast running out of space, but didn’t want to give up before I tried their Ramen bowls. Like I mentioned, they have a host of options, 4 vegetarian and 7 non vegetarian selections on the menu. But if you like sea food, the one you absolutely cannot miss is – [dramatic pause] – well, the Ramen with Rice Noodles and Sea Food in Spicy Coconut Broth, flavorsome, loaded with shrimps, squids and more. Another must try is their Donburi – meal in a bowl dishes. I find those best for take away, we tried the Orange Chicken on Stir Fried Rice topped with wilted bok choy and eggs. I absolutely enjoyed the sweet tangy sauce of the chicken, and was quite a filling portion.
Firstly, food at Pot O Noodles is lip-smacking delicious. Simple food, made very well, spot on with flavors and taste. We liked the variety of dishes that we tried, each was quite distinct, and not the same sauce, a problem I often have with Asian places. Also, the portion sizes are good, most of them share-able. And this new outlet is young and vibrant, airy and bright. I will definitely be back, and strongly recommend it as well!