Au Bon Bol review
For the first time ever, Gastronomic travels is blogging about an establishment abroad, namely in Brussels!
It was good to revisit this old haunt! I used to eat here all the time when I lived here a couple of years ago. Fortunately, or unfortunately, they’re no longer the only noodle place offering homemade noodles. I discovered two more while walking in the tourist area, ie. Grand place so now I have a good excuse to visit the city again!
Back to Bon bol. The noodle master was a different lady and I didn’t think her noodles were as good as they were not uniformly sized, hence some were mushy. Also, they’ve gotten lazy and didn’t deep fry the duck. I really missed the crunchiness of the duck and I wished that I had ask them if this was a miss or if they’d changed the dish, for the worse I might add! Anyway, the soup this time was perfect and not too salty as it usually was so I could totally enjoy it. As I was suffering from a bad cold, I was longing for some comfort food and this fitted the bill! Note that the portion is huge here and I’ve only been able to polish off the whole dish once in the 20-odd times I’ve eaten here!
Would I come back here again? Not until I’ve tried the two new noodle places! And I really have to talk to them about deep-frying the duck!!! It was a genius idea and I really hope that this was a one time miss!
The service here is typically that of Asian fast food joints – casual and sometimes brusque but I didn’t mind.
The atmosphere – people come here for their noodle fix so the slurping noises were the predominant sound which was a very good sign!
The toilet is functional!
Au Bon bol, Rue Paul Devaux 9, Brussels, Belgium (metro: Bourse)