Craving noodles on a Sunday night, we bumped into one of the eating places in Albany. The place was quaint and dainty. Generous serving of noodles came quickly one by one. Very affordable on your pockets, come check this out.
Butch Jaca Rafols
the food? heavenly. a true gem for handmade noodles that are filled with flavour & spice. their scallion pancake and dumplings were also delish, the best i’ve found in auckland, and the prices surely can’t be beat for their portions. an added bonus was their lovely customer service! a few uncles and aunties greet you in mandarin when you enter, and say goodbye happily when you leave. worry not, english-only speakers, one of their top chefs will help uncle take your order. generous with their tea and cold water, self service for sauce plates, cups, and extra utensils for whatever you need. the toilet, while you may have to wait to use it, is very clean and tidy and they even have a little extra sanitary station for customers to use. overall, an awesome experience and will
definitely hit up again.
What a great spot! Full with Asian people, so you know it’s legit, this is for Monday lunch. And it totally delivers. Minimal service here so be proactive in ordering, just get up and go to the counter to order, they are busy, help them make their work easier. I wanted pork and went with their recommendation of pork belly braised in spiced - insane! The soup is perfectly flavoursome, the pork is fall apart next level juicy umami and delicious smokiness and noodles are perfectly cooked. I order small and it was big man! I also got seasoned cucumbers that came peeled and smothered with in peanut sauce - just wow! And they aren’t shy on the sauce. No alcohol but help yourself to the ice cold water.
I just have to come back and try more.
Tried a stewed chicken noodle, the taste is not bad, the chicken is quite fragrant. Staff are friendly. recommend.
Great service, lovely smiles from staffs! Very welcoming, clean environment, self service station for cutleries, hot tea and chilled water. Hand sanitizer & tissue box available on each table. Ordered at the counter & paid prior food delivery. GENEROUS portion of noodles & cold dishes! Reasonable price with volume. Taste soooooooo goooood, highly satisfied for a cold Winter night, a lazy Sunday!! Will definitely be back!!