Recently opened on Hindley Street in Adelaide CBD, Honki Tonki serves Asian noodle and dumpling dishes. Compared to similar restaurants, their portion sizes are a bit smaller, making them ideal for those without big appetites or for trying multiple dishes.
One of our favourite Asian street foods, the Coconut Laksa Soup here had a potent spicy flavour with a hint of sourness identifying it as the variety known as Assam Laksa. The Asian greens and baby corn added some extra texture with the chicken and tofu complementing the dish well.
Coconut Laksa Soup (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)
The noodles of the Handmade Egg Noodles were cooked to al dente with their flavour brought out by the store's special sauce. The char siu (barbequed pork), minced pork and quail eggs were good partners to the noodles, with a bit of crunch provided by a scattering of fried shallots.
Handmade Egg Noodles (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)
Great for vegetarians, their Glass Noodles had a distinct flavour from the use of three different types of mushrooms in the dish. The glass noodles were tossed in a ginger soy sauce.
Glass Noodles (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)
One of the dumpling options on their menu, the Pork and Chives Dumplings had a skin that was not too tough and filling that was meaty and juicy. Served with the dish was a dipping sauce for enhancing the flavour of the dumplings. If you prefer, a smaller portion of this dish can be ordered as a side dish to one of their noodles.
Pork and Chives Dumplings (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)
We like our noodles to be served piping hot and were disappointed that they came out lukewarm. However the taste and flavour of the dishes were still good. Although small, this place has a clean, spacious feel to it. The pictures hanging on the walls and decor gave the restaurant a different look to that of other small Asian cafes.