I attended a Media Launch for Bakmi Lim Noodle Project a couple of weeks ago and I was so impressed. Located on Waymouth street in the city, Bakmi Lim specialises in handmade Indonesian inspired noodles and sides with a takeaway style approach and authenticity.
Owner and chef, David Lim developed his love for Noodles from his upbringing in Indonesia and learning to make Noodles with his father at an early age. He is now continuing on his father’s legacy with making noodles from scratch, in house everyday for his customers at Bakmi Lim. The restaurant is small but cosy, with a general focus on tasty takeaway style food and drinks.
I ordered the Spinach Infused Noodles with BBQ and Roast Pork served with Choy Sum, Spring Onion, Shallots and Chilli on the side. The Roast Pork was crispy and tender and the BBQ Pork had an amazing flavour. The noodles themself definitely set this dish apart from any other noodles I have tried before. You can taste the love and care that goes into making these noodles. They were coated in a Chicken Broth, which gave it a subtle yet tasty flavour, allowing the noodles to shine without being over powered with a heavy sauce. These noodles will make you want to eat them everyday, maybe even for breakfast as David says he and his family enjoy back in Indonesia.
New to Bakmi Lim’s menu are Lim’s Baos. These are hot steamed buns filled with either Roast Pork, BBQ Pork or Chicken and served with fresh Cucumber and Pickled Carrot. These are absolutely delicious. I tried the BBQ Pork Bao and it was so tasty I wanted more. The bun is perfectly soft and slightly sweet the way it should be, and they had a generous amount of filling. Next time I visit I would love to try the Chicken and Roast Pork options. They also offer Mushroom and Tofu as Vegan/Vegetarian alternatives.
As Chef David Lim says himself: ‘Everything is made from scratch with Passion, Dedication and Love.’ You can really tell that a lot of love and care goes into the food at Bakmi Lim, which is their point of difference to any other restaurant in Adelaide. Bakmi Lim is hoping to expand in the future and even try out new menu options such as desserts so watch this space. In the meantime though do yourself a favour and head down to Waymouth Street to try Bakmi Lim’s amazing Noodles because they are sure to knock your socks off!
Until next time x