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by Jonathan Phoon (subscribe)
I love trying new food and new restaurants. My other passions are Origami www.weekendnotes.com/origami-classes-japan-australia-friendship-association/ and Pokémon www.weekendnotes.com/pokemon-center-tokyo/
Published September 8th 2016
Asian street food in the suburb
Recently opened, Jack's Noodles in Mawson Lakes is a great place to enjoy a variety of Asian street food. It is quite popular with the locals, attracting a decent-sized crowd both during lunch and dinner hours.

The beef brisket in their Beef Brisket & Dumplings Noodles was tender and the dumplings had a juicy filling and a skin that was not too thick. The egg noodles we chose for the dish were cooked to al dente and the soup subtly enhanced the flavour of the ingredients. You can choose from various other types of noodles instead of the egg noodles. The dish can also be ordered without dumplings.

Jack's Noodles, Beef Brisket & Dumplings Noodles, Adelaide
Beef Brisket & Dumplings Noodles (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)


A good choice for those desiring a rice dish, the portion size of their Pineapple, Seafood & Chicken Fried Rice is pretty generous. This dish had what Asians called "Wok Hei - breath of the wok", which made it very delectable. The chunks of pineapple gave the dish a subtle sweetness that complemented the savoury taste of the other ingredients well.

Jack's Noodles, Pineapple, Seafood & Chicken Fried Rice, Adelaide
Pineapple, Seafood & Chicken Fried Rice (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)


While my mother thought the sauce of the Szechuan Hot & Spicy Noodles was a bit thick, the level of spiciness was sufficient to make it enjoyable for people who like spicy food. The minced meat in the sauce gave it a meaty texture that partnered well with the noodles.

Jack's Noodles, Szechuan Hot & Spicy Noodles, Adelaide
Szechuan Hot & Spicy Noodles (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)


One of our favourite Asian street foods is Laksa. Jack's Noodles Laksa did not disappoint. The soup had the level of heat we like and was not too thick. The fish cake, prawns and tofu were cooked just right and partnered well with the perfectly cooked noodles.

Jack's Noodles, Laksa, Adelaide
Laksa (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)


Somewhat similar to the Beef Brisket & Dumplings Noodles, the dumplings in their Seafood, Meat & Veggie Dumpling Noodles were juicy with the bok choy having the right amount of bite to it. The soup helped to heighten the flavour of the dumplings without overwhelming them.

Jack's Noodles, Seafood, Meat & Vegi Noodles, Adelaide
Seafood, Meat & Vegi Noodles (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)


For dessert, you can choose from a selection of crepes and various Asian dessert dishes. The Sago Pudding had a jiggly texture similar to the one from Market Plaza Food Court, with the coconut milk and Gula Melaka syrup having the right amount of sweetness. The complex, rich and smoky caramel-like taste of the Gula Melaka (Malacca sugar) syrup makes this dessert a must have for our future visits. A scattering of shavings of coconut helped to complete the dish.

Jack's Noodles, Sago Pudding, Adelaide
Sago Pudding (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)


This restaurant had the cosy atmosphere of a small cafe. Plenty of off-street parking is available in the car park near the restaurant. We are happy that we can now enjoy Asian street food without having to travel all the way to Adelaide Central Market.

Jack's Noodles, Adelaide
(Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)
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When: Mon-Fri: 10.30am-9pm, Sat: 11am-9pm, Sun: 12pm-9pm
Phone: 08 8260 4637
Where: Shop 8B, 1-7 Main Street, Mawson Lakes, SA
Cost: About $9 per main dish
Your Comment
I never would have thought pineapple and seafood would go together, but the rice does look excellent.
by Bryony Harrison (score: 4|12410) 1047 days ago
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