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NY Noodletown Report

jenniebnyc | Sep 13, 2006 12:14 AM

Hi All:

I am bummed to say we tried Noodletown on Sunday and didn't think it was that great at all.

We ordered the Wonton Soup (hold the noodles) and roast pork. The wontons were delicious as was the roast pork, but the broth had an old foot/fishy smell and didn't taste so great.

The duck rolls were great if you like almost burnt rolls that when bit into oozed oil all over your face.

Next up the baby pig over rice. It was good...crispy, flavorful, but the white rice was cold and old.

Next the beef with flowering chives. Pretty much over the top salty beef in a glippy gloppy brown sauce...heavy on the chives and light on the beef.

The chow fun with roast pork was flavorless and oily.

And the sauteed green beans which were supposed to be in a garlic sauce were in a white gelatinized sauce. Yuck.

Lastly was the salt baked shrimp. The shrimp were hot and large and flavorful, but really just tasted like fried salt shrinp. I don't know what all the hype is about them. Is there some sauce that I dont know about?

Could this have been an off day? I know some of you have this place in your Top 5. I kept waiting for the next dish to be great and by the end of the dinner each one of us said this place is very "average".

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