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Bowltiful, Swanston Street

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  1. There is a bowl of beef noodles next to many small bowls of side dishes includes pickles vegetables and meats
    Photograph: GRIFFIN SIMM
  2. There is a bowl of beef noodles with someone picking up a large portion of noodles
    Photograph: GRIFFIN SIMM
  3. Someone pours broth into a bowl of beef noodles
    Photograph: GRIFFIN SIMM

Time Out says

The only thing better than these hand-pulled noodles is getting a bowl for free

Bowltiful Lanzhou Noodles is setting up a third shop at 249 Swanston Street, and it's celebrating by slinging 249 free bowls of noodles. 

Bowltiful needs no introduction, but for the uninitiated, it is one of the city's most popular noodle purveyors. Chewy hand-pulled noodles find their perfect home inside a bowl of rich broth, beside chunks of tender halal beef, which are topped with fresh, tingling chilli oil and herbs. All Bowltiful chefs train for at least six months to become experts in crafting the noodles, and each serve of noodles is hand-pulled to order. 

The menu boasts many tempting dishes alongside the popular braised brisket noodle soup, such as braised lamb flap noodle soup, dry noodles, stir-fried tomato, egg and soybean paste sauce, and minced beef with soybean paste and noodles. The Lanzhou-style lamb burger is stuffed with spicy three-hour braised beef brisket and makes the perfect side dish, and for only $8.80 is a real steal. There are also excellent vegetarian dishes available including dry noodles with stir-fried mixed vegetables or hot chilli oil spill dry noodles. 

What better way to celebrate the new opening than with oodles of FREE noodles. Over the course of three days, from February 18, Bowltiful will be handing out free noodle bowls to the first 249 customers from noon daily. Get in line to slurp up this unmissable deal. 

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Jade Solomon
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Jade Solomon


249 Swanston Street
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Opening hours:
Daily 10am-2am
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