Granny’s Noodle, Burwood

You know how you always give your partner a complete brief before dragging them to meet the extended family?

“Hey, don’t tell my second cousin Karen about the fact that you love Dubstep. She dated Skrillex briefly and it did NOT end well.”

Hey, don’t tell my Dad that you’re a PE teacher. I may have told him that you’re a neurosurgeon that graduated high school at 15 and went to Harvard on a scholarship. I might’ve also told him that you’re Chinese…and yes I know you’re from Sweden.” 

“Hey, don’t stare at Granny’s Noodle. She appreciates you looking her in the eye.”

Speaking of, let’s go stare at some noodles from Granny’s Noodle in Burwood.

There was one woman who was glaring at me like she knew I had her older daughter’s number on my phone

Serving a killer range of Chinese dishes and their signature Taiwanese beef noodles; Granny’s Noodle in Burwood is one of my favourite comfort restaurants.

What I mean by that is that it’s reliable, consistent and that the staff always greets me by name and starts playing Torn by Natalie Imbruglia as soon as I walk in so I feel like I’m at home.

Let’s have a look at some of this killer home cooking.

grannys noodle popcorn chicken
Taiwanese Popcorn Chicken

Taiwanese popcorn chicken for the kids, for the people who don’t want noodles and for the people who want noodles, dumplings and fried chicken all in the one go (aka me).

Not super crunchy but well seasoned and full of flavour; I would much rather take a bowl of these into the cinema than pay $200 for a medium-sized popcorn that I’m just going to spill over anyway.

Granny's Noodle pork and chive dumplings
Pork & Chive Dumplings

Hey girl, why don’t you dump Ling and get with me instead?

Sorry, I’m in a happy, committed, long-term relationship so I don’t get to bust out the pickup lines anymore.

Anywho, hey girl, these dumplings are really good and I really hope you find someone to take you there and sink your teeth into these juicy parcels of pork and chives goodness soon. Also, you can just go…you’re a strong independent woman that doesn’t need a washed up food blogger to tell you what you should or shouldn’t do.

grannys noodle beef noodles
Granny’s signature beef noodles with thin noodles

When ordering these noodles you get a choice of spice level (I always opt for medium because I’m soft like tissue paper), noodle type (thin, egg or yang chun noodles) and what type of beef you want (just beef or are you feeling game for some tripe as well).

The above is the classic variation with just tender cuts of beef and it’s absolutely great. The key to this dish is the amazing soup. A little spicy with a secret blend of herbs and spices; this is what KFC ‘s recipe claims to be even if it really is just a bunch of herbs and spices you can get from the condiment aisle at your favourite grocery store.

I am convinced this soup is what powers Soup-erman.

Granny's Noodle beef and tripe noodle soup
Granny’s Beef & Tripe Noodle Soup

The noodles are always cooked al dente and there’s always a handful of shallots thrown in there to cut up the fatty beef, tripe and spicy soup. Speaking of the tripe; I recommend getting them along with your beef wholeheartedly. Chewy, fatty and excellent at soaking up the soup; the tripe is a tripe-le threat.


Here’s the TL;DR for everyone that shoots free throws granny style

  • Get the beef noodles or I’ll have beef with you.
  • My top five restaurants right now? I’m glad you asked: a sushi spot I’m not allowed to tell you guys about because I made a pact with Miguel from I’m Still Hungry, Granny’s Noodle, Mister Gee Burger Truck, Monkey’s Corner and Belly Bao


Granny’s Noodle, Burwood

132 Burwood Road

Opening Hours:

Open 7 Days: 7:00 AM – 11:00 PM

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