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Noodle Alcove (menu translation)


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Noodle Alcove (menu translation)

The Hungry Traveler | May 12, 2003 02:20 PM

I, too, had to run to Chinatown to try the noodles asap.

What a wonderful addition; the staff is clearly very proud of their food, and mentioned repeatedly that their chef is the ONLY person who makes handmade noodles in Boston. Everyone in the place asked me multiple times whether or not I liked what I ordered: "Do you like the noodles?" "Yes?, oh, great!" "How do you like the soup?" "Do you like the fish, the tofu, the duck?" It's nice to be greeted with enthusiasm, and steered towards the more unusual menu items, instead of being automatically pushed towards standard, run-of-the-mill stuff.

Anyway, one of the waitesses sat down with us and (very loosely) translated the "Special Dishes" section for us; she said they would try to have the menus reprinted with english soon.

Here goes (from top to bottom):

Jellyfish and vegetables
Jellyfish, kidney, and cold beef
Pork stomach
Pork kidney
Tofu and vegetables
Sweet and sour cucumber
Jellyfish with garlic or sesame oil
Peppers with hot oil
Mixed vegetables with wasabi
Pork leg with bean noodles
Jellyfish with garlic
Five flavor fish
Cold pork leg
Cold beef
Tofu with peppers, onions and baby shrimp
Cold tofu with mixed vegetables

Obviously, the translations describe only the ingredients, and not the preparations, so please, please post if you try anything!!


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