This family-owned establishment is a top pick among the locals in Hurstville. Known especially for its fresh noodle soups, Like Noodle is a fantastic spot to recharge with a hot and filling meal after a morning of shopping. It's excellent value for money, with big portions coming in at around $12 a dish. Service is speedy and the seating ample — even during the lunchtime rush — so don't worry about getting too 'hangry' while you wait.
You can't go wrong with the signature meatball noodle soup or fresh xiao long bao, but if you're looking for something a tad more adventurous, try the pork intestine soup — it's a favourite of Shanghai natives.
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