When March in Merivale rolled around again, the Mongolian asked which restaurant I wanted to go to. I said none cos I couldn’t be bothered to join the hype and he could do with a diet. So none of the Merivale restaurants were mentioned for most of March.
But then these delectable photos of fried chicken and noodles started clogging up my newsfeed on Instagram and I drooled a little on my phone screen.
So with a girly drinks night coming up I made sure the venue would be WIP.
And of course I tried to keep my escapade a secret from the Mongolian which is easy in a way because he doesn’t have Instagram. But then he found a review on Good Food and was determined to go. My ruse started to unravel from there because I can’t protect him from when he knows already – and what he knows is fried chicken. He ended up going by himself one night and ordered the duck noodles and Pnomh Penh chicken wings. He wasn’t impressed with the noodles because he doesn’t take spicy food too well and as he described it, it was like the noodles was mixed with a bottle of Old Aunty Gan chilli sauce through it.
WIP is meant to be a pop up store and close at the end of March, but as far as I know, it’s still open due to public demand. I hope I will be back to try that curry brisket noodle again.