Thursday, January 24, 2013
Some nights just call for a quick, easy, and affordable dinner, but one that doesn’t lack in uniqueness or flavor. On those nights, go to Noodie’s in Hell’s Kitchen. It’s a casual Thai eatery, dimly lit and narrow, with just a few tables. Although the décor is simple, the conversation piece is the wall opposite the seating, covered in a rainbow of bowls and plates of all sizes.
The cuisine matches the wall—colorful and bright. I recommend starting with the rock shrimp, served with spicy mayo and black sesame seeds. They are just the right amount of crispy. Next, enjoy one of Noodie’s noodle bowls like the Kwaytiew Puk, or vegetable noodle soup, thin rice noodles, assorted steamed vegetables and ear wood mushrooms, scallions and crispy tofu with floating mushroom dumplings. The noodle bowl is comforting, warm, and rich in flavor, so you won’t even notice it’s vegetarian.
Just don’t forget to wash it down with a Thai iced tea.
(post by Caitlin Heikkila)