Happy Cook

156 Springvale Road Nunawading, VIC 3131

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Opening hours WedMon 5.30pm10pm,FriSun 11.30am2.30pm
Features BYO
Prices Moderate (mains $20-$40)
Payments eftpos
Phone 03 9894 1663

Chef Happy Cook knows his noodles. It’s been a while since his Chinatown heyday at upmarket Fortuna Village (not to mention his Guinness Book of Records title for pulling 4096 noodles in less than a minute), yet this nondescript suburban diner is a gem. Try sesame-seed-encrusted pastry pockets of finely minced onion, celery, pork and preserved cabbage; or sumptuous pork ribs that pack a flavour punch courtesy of spring onion, coriander and chilli. There’s a variety of noodles, thick or thin, slicked with oil and perhaps tossed with shredded beef, as well as masterful Peking duck.