Seattle: Boom Noodle

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The BF and I stumbled upon Boom Noodle on accident Saturday night for dinner. We were actually trying to look for another restaurant, but passed by it and couldn’t resist after looking at the menu. (Actually, I couldn’t resist the cucumber gimlet in the drinks section.)

It was too bad that I forgot my close-up lens in LA ; I couldn’t take any good pictures of the food.

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We started off with an edamame puree, which is a bit like humus made out of edamame. The puree was smooth, nutty and flavored well and went perfectly with the chips provided. I just wish there was more puree and chips because I was left wanting more after we finished off the dollop we were given.
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Dinner: Naengmyun

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I made naengmyun, a Korean dish featuring cold noodles in a cold broth, for dinner the other night. It was refreshing, but unfortunately the heatwave in LA had passed by then. Toppings include: cucumber ribbons, kimchi, baked tofu, and pan-fried king oyster mushrooms.

Malan Noodles

On our never-ending quest to try hand-made noodles, the BF and I drove to Hacienda Heights to try out Malan Noodles. When we walked in, the woman who worked there grabbed an order sheet, some water in styrofoam cups and pointed us to an empty table.

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At the front of the restaurant is a refrigerated case with assorted cold appetizers like slices of beef, Chinese salads, and tofu salads. We chose the baked tofu and cilantro (vegetarian) and the woman promptly brought it out. The dish was decent, fresh tasting and with the addition of the chili-sauce and vinegar they provided on the table, very satisfying.
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