Naengmyeon

As much Korean food as I had consumed, I had never had these cold noodles. As I had arrived at The Wiltern early to see Deafheaven I decided to eat Korean fare before rocking out.

The proprietor was trying to convince me not to order the Naengmyeon, but I relented.

In the cold broth was vinegar, ginger, buckwheat noodles and slices of daikon.

There was also a hard boiled egg in the bowl. I enjoyed dinner and the concert.

Deafheaven concert

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Bold Ramen

That’s what is called on the menu at Tatsu Ramen .

It occurred to me that I hadn’t had ramen since I left Singapore in August 2016!

According to Yelp and Google, this is the best local ramen restaurant.

How was it?

The broth was delicious. I was very pleased with it. I ordered it with lots of garlic and a fair amount of chilies.

The onsen egg was slightly, ever so slightly overcooked. Instead of the yolk being like runny custard, it was merely soft.

Don’t get me wrong, I devoured it. The kurobota pork was fatty and intensely porky.

This place was fairly busy on the Saturday afternoon I visited.

I got my ramen fix and I left happy.

Singapore Style Rice Noodles

Only three blocks from my apartment is an outlet of a local noodle restaurant chain, Noodle World Jr.

I had it once before when I just moved in.

The portion was huge! There were decent sized shrimp, strips of pork, scallions tossed in rice noodles. Of course I added chili paste!

It was delicious and reminded me of my time in Singapore.

Singapore Noodles

For the three people who read this blog…huzzah!

Rejoice for I have moved to Hollywood and there are many interesting and inexpensive restaurants around. 


It’s close to kway teow, with plenty of bak kwah pork tossed with shrimp and scallions and mung bean sprouts. The shrimp was cooked perfectly. It was one of the best Asian dishes I’ve had in California.
It was very good.


I added all of that chili oil which wasn’t that fiery.


Now I know that los palillos means chopsticks (筷子). 


I started off with a huge seaweed salad. 


I recommend Noodle World.

http://noodleworld.com/nw/
It’s only two (!!!) blocks from my new apartment!

Pollo Tai Fideos 

I like the idea of fusion restaurants. Sometimes fusion can be amazing. I want to support establishments which do something different, however sometimes such efforts fail as was the case with these Thai noodles with chicken.

As I was strolling through Zona Roma in Mexico City a couple of weeks ago my curiosity was piqued by an interesting menu at a small cafe.


I deduced that nueces de la India were cashews. This bowl of noodles with soy sauce, cilantro, chilies and ginger could have been good. I couldn’t detect any noticeable Mexican influence in this dish as cilantro and chilies are used in both Thai and Mexican cookingz 

The bell peppers were mushy and I only found one sliver of a chili and two cashews. 

The menu looked good and I wanted to love the food.


The ginger soda was good.

Hong Kong Noodles

It was the last week for a number of students so I agreed to have lunch with them at Plaza Singapura. Not only was it a few minutes away, but the students took their time perusing the menu and I had to have my lunch much later in a to-go box.


Spicy and savory, there was squid, shrimp and chopped scallions in the noodles. Even warm, it was pretty good. 

Pork Meatball Noodle Soup (猪肉丸面汤)

Last Saturday I went to the food court on the fourth floor of 313 Somerset. It’s a Food Republic, a chain of food courts which usually have better stalls than the basic food court.

In the soup were meatballs, bok choy, noodles, an egg as well as fried leeks and anchovies. These made the sweetish broth much more savory. I added the chilies and it was pretty good. 
I ended up not eating the pickled vegetables as the soup was pretty filling.


I watched the Suicide Squad afterwards. It wasn’t very good. I just can empathize with mass murderers.