Tag Archives: Noodles

Taiwanese Beef Noodle Soup Has a New Home at Ho Foods

Source: Grub Street NY

It is peak soup season. The time of year for broccoli-cheddar, chicken-noodle, you name it. But then, there are also soups that you want to eat all year, hot weather be damned. One of these is Taiwanese beef noodle soup, among the island nation’s most famous and popular dishes. Until …

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15 Comforting Dishes to Help New Yorkers Cope With the Cold

Source: Grub Street NY

It is cold outside right now. As in, wear-three-layers-and-still-not-want-to-walk-to-the-bodega cold. Fun news: The East Coast is now braced for a storm that the Washington Post says resembles “a winter hurricane.” In New York, that means snow today, a forecast high of 18 degrees on Friday and 15 on Saturday. …

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The Absolute Best Pad Thai in New York

Source: Grub Street NY

The paradox of pad thai in this city is that, generally speaking, the better the Thai restaurant, the worse the classic dish will be. In our experience, ordering pad thai at a great Thai restaurant is a bit like ordering General Tso’s chicken at a great Sichuan place: Kitchens seem …

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Bored with salads? Try cold Asian noodles for lunch.

Source: Atlanta Magazine

The cold Sichuan noodles at Yummy SpicyPhotograph by Ted Golden I often find myself torn between eating big salads or Asian noodles for lunch. As fall and winter arrive, warm bowls of spicy noodles and broth will become more of a necessity than an option, but considering how long it actually takes for autumn to arrive in Atlanta (temperatures are predicted to be in the 80s for at least the next week), chilled noodles seem to be a more fitting option right now. The five Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese dishes below are on my permanent rotation—even when it’s 40 degrees ...

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This East Village Rice Noodle Shop Has Your New Hangover Cure

Source: Grub Street NY

Among the legacies of the Qin dynasty: popularizing mi fen, or rice noodles. Jacob Ding, owner of Yuan, a new East Village mi-fen restaurant, explains: The story goes that Qin soldiers, accustomed to abundant wheat in northern China, were dismayed to find that the South had little of the grain …

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There’s truth in advertising at Yummy Spicy on Buford Highway

Source: Atlanta Magazine

The Yummy Spicy chicken at Yummy SpicyPhotograph by Ted Golden. Once upon a time in a little house across from Pine Tree Plaza on Buford Highway sat one of my favorite foot massage spots. I frequented the Vietnamese-owned spa for many years, even after a particularly rough massage session left me with bruises all over my back way too close to my wedding day. Today, the once dark space crowded with black leather massage chairs is home to an exciting new Chinese restaurant that has some of the best Sichuan food I have found inside the perimeter in recent memory. ...

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Navigating New York’s New Wave of Asian Chain Restaurants

Source: Grub Street NY

A guide to the long lines, often-kooky concepts, and oodles of noodles.

Ikinari Steak
90 E. 10th St.

Low-budget beefsteak.

Established: Tokyo, 2013; over 100 branches in Japan.

Best known for: No seats: quick turnover (and presumably all that money saved on chair upkeep) equals discounted rib eyes, sirloins, …

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Lan Zhou Ramen brings first-class hand-pulled noodles to Buford Highway

Source: Atlanta Magazine

The master at work making hand-pulled noodles at Lan Zhou RamenPhotograph by Jennifer Zyman. For any noodle lover, finding fresh hand-pulled and knife-cut noodles is a true treasure. When the sign for Lan Zhou Ramen, a new Chinese restaurant on Buford Highway, went up, many assumed it must have been related to New Lan Zhou Noodle in Chinatown Food Court, but the two are completely separate concepts (Lan Zhou Ramen’s owners recently relocated here from New York). The names instead simply reference the same place—Lan Zhou is widely considered the noodle capital of China, best known for its beef noodle ...

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Two Great New Noodle Shops Shine a Light on the Seldom-Seen Yunnanese Rice Variety

Source: Grub Street NY

New York’s noodle slurpers have long descended on the East Village block of First Avenue between 10th and 11th Streets, where any night of the week, you’ll see them pacing the sidewalk outside David Chang’s pioneering Momofuku Noodle Bar. These folks have been joined, recently, by starchy-food aficionados …

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12 Impressive New Noodle Dishes That Will at Least Make You Feel a Little Better

Source: Grub Street NY

Winter is right around the corner, both literally and metaphorically, which means: It is noodle season. New York’s ramen obsession hasn’t abated yet, and new shops continue to open, while some of the city’s top spots introduce new and often very creative bowls. But there’s a good chance you’re going …

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This Video Explains What It Takes to Make Some of the World’s Best, Most-Labor-Intensive Noodles

Source: Grub Street NY

China is a land of innumerable noodles, from the hand-pulled to the knife-cut to the chewy mung-bean-based. One of the country’s great traditions is found in Nanshan Village in the eastern Zhejiang Province, where they have made a version of suomian, or stretched noodles, for 300 years. Called Nanshan noodles, …

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