I want to kick off this blog with one of my all time favorite foods, noodles! I was just traveling around Asia with some of my friends from high school and we visited one of my favorite noodle shops in the world, the Noodle Bar in Beijing.
It's basically a bar that seats 14 people or so, where you show up, sit down and treat yourself to nice hearty bowl of wheat noodles. I've always gotten the same thing when I'm there, I get this mixed noodle where they give you the a little bit of everything: brisket, tripe and tendon! It's amazing. What I really like about this restaurant, is that unlike a lot of other restaurants in China, they don't flood you with choices. In fact, they basically only have three types of soup noodles. There's a beef one, where you can select what cut of beef you want, there's usually a vegetarian option, and then there's a rotating monthly special. Though you don't have much of a choice, what they do, they do damn well! As an added flair, they'll freshly prepare each order of noodles and will "pull" each bowl to order. It's pretty fun watching the chef effortlessly prepare your noodles.
We arrived in Beijing when the government decided to send missiles into the atmosphere to make it snow! So it was freezing outside. There's nothing better than coming in from the cold and having a nice steaming bowl of delicious soup noodles. It just hits the spot.
Noodle Bar, gong ti bei lu, chao yang district, Beijing, (behind pacific century place)