NooshiPosted: December 6, 2011
The Supreme FoodCourt kicked off its Asian noodle soup term with a very successful first case. Nooshi served up a delicious array of Japanese, Thai, Vietnamese, and Chinese influenced noodle soups. Results below.
Overall: 3.9 (Devan: 3.5 Joe: 3.5, Margaret: 4.5, Isaiah: 4 Mira: 4, Ashley: 4.5, Eva: 3, Julie: 4, Timothy: 3.5, Danielle: 4)
Taste: 4.3 (Devan: 4, Joe: 4, Margaret: 4.5, Isaiah: 4 Mira: 4.5, Ashley: 5, Eva: 4.5, Julie: 4, Timothy: 4, Danielle: 4.5)
Proximity: About 4 blocks, ten minute walk.
Menu: A ton of delicious Asian noodle soups. Excellent variety.
Price/Value: Pretty good. Most of the soups were $9.50 and you get a very filling lunch for the price!
Service: Good, though the food took quite a while to come out.
Freshness/Quality of Ingredients: Very good. The shrimp and BBQ pork were both very fresh and high quality. The ramen noodles were just the right amount of chewy.
Taste/Flavor: Delicious! The Phuket noodles were incredibly spicy, but well-balanced with the sour lime flavors. The wonton noodle soup was a favorite – it came with egg noodles in a soy based broth, shrimp wontons, and barbecued pork (tip: the group decided that this delicious meal might even have been made more delicious if one asked to substitute the ramen noodles). The seafood ramen was also delicious and came with a variety of seafood – shrimp, fish cake, squid, and snow crab. The Chang Mai noodles were also very popular – egg noodles and eggplant served in a mildly spicy curry-coconut broth, with crispy noodles on top that provided a nice change in texture. Finally, the Siam noodles came with wide rice noodles, squid, shrimp, and minced chicken served in a tart broth balanced out with lime and fish sauce.
Pros: Soup came with very cool slurpy soup spoons that were crafted with a hook at the end, ensuring that the spoon could not slip into the giant soup bowl. A good spicy chili sauce was available on the side if one desired to spice it up.
Cons: Water came in small cups, which was problematic if one ordered a very spicy soup. The food took quite a while to come out, though this might be excused by the fact that we were a group of ten. Complaints that lunch came with no extras, but this may be true of all restaurants in the ‘noodle soup’ genre.