Noodle Bar turned out to be my favorite eating joint in Oxford. One, the place was not too heavy on the pocket and two, if given a choice, I invariably end up eating Chinese. A few of the dinners and lunches were hosted by the university, so it felt quite strange when one day my colleague asked me what should we have for dinner? I have said this before, I am quite indifferent to food. So, I tried hard to make him decide but he would not budge. We were walking around the city and as I am vegetarian my options are just a little bit limited. I think I looked at every restaurant in the two hour walk as a potential eating place. We had ruled out the Indian fare, as we thought we anyway get a lot of it back home. And some places where ruled out because a single dish would cost more than 20 pounds (don’t you think it is a neat idea to display the price list outside the restaurants? I wonder why we often don’t do it in India).
After walking round and round I remembered the Noodle Bar near the Gloucester Green bus station. So, we decided to head there. I think almost the entire crowd (the waiting staff and the customers) consisted of students, only we and a few others were the odd people out (read older :).
Then the next day, we had the same question. Where to go for dinner? And you guessed it, we went to the noodle bar again. And this time we realized that out of the three vegetarian dishes we had already ordered two the previous day! Still, it was fun to have dinner at the Noodle Bar in a typical student environment but where none of the students knew me 🙂
6 thoughts on “The Noodle Bar- Oxford, Gloucester Green”
Udon is Japanese noodle. However, I am sure its origin must be somewhere in China. Did you know that Marco Polo brought ‘noodles’ to Italy from China – and, Italians started calling it spaghetti.
Just reading this post has made my mouth water…Now I’m going to have to go and find myself something to eat…:P
Quite agree with you. It helps to have the prices put up outside the restaurant. The only place I’ve seen in India that displays the menu and prices outside is Cafe Churchill in Colaba, Bombay if my memory serves right.
Atul, thanks for sharing. No, I did not know any of these.Sidhu, has happened to me many many times :)Anil, thanks for stopping by.
Just looking at the noodle pic compels me to throw all the caution about weight reducing at winds and I want to simply devour it at any cost. Its good that its only a pic not a dish at my table.
I agree Alka, and there is a lot of Maggie at home today.