MELBOURNE | Eku Noodle is a small noodle spot hidden inside 208 Bourke Street arcade, specialising in noodles and dumplings, made fresh on site each day. I recently visited for What’s On Melbourne.
There are a lot of different noodle dishes to try, falling into one of three categories – soup, pan-fried, and dry. The most popular option is the “Chef’s Special: Eku Noodle”. This gets you six small bowls of Eku’s most popular noodles. It includes things like kung pao chicken noodles, noodle soup with blackfish, and noodle soup with vegetables.
As well as noodles, there’s also things like pan-fried scallion pancakes; spring rolls stuffed with shredded pork, mushroom, and Chinese cabbage; and xiaolongbao. Dishes at Eku are mildly spicy, with a house chilli oil and hot sauce available to adjust to your preference.
For a sweet and interesting treat, be sure to try the deep fried milk. It’s a Cantonese specialty of milk that has been thickened with flour, corn starch and eggs, and then covered with breadcrumbs and deep fried.
206 Bourke Street, Shop 6
Wed – Mon: 11:00am to 9:00pm