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So noodles on Irving

Aaron Cohn | Jul 15, 200501:10 AM

Stopped by So tonight (Irving between 23rd and 24th). Had a pork with Chinese pickles noodle soup. The soup came with shredded pork, cabbage and other vegetables, and the pickles in question on top of plenty of thin noodles in a light brown, somewhat cloudy broth. Everything was quite good, except that the broth was, to me, way too salty to the point of being one-dimensional. I normally like my salt and am rarely bothered by something being too salty, but I could tell that there was more complexity to the broth than I could taste through the overwhelming salt. My mouth still feels parched a good hour or more later.

Other than this, I have to say the noodles were excellent--served al dente with a very good texture. The other ingredients left little to be desired. The bowl of noodles was a good deal, too, at 6.35 or so for a huge bowl in an environment a few steps up from the ubiquitous hole-in-the-walls in the surrounding area, with complimentary edamame to start. Anyone else have any experiences with the place?--I suppose I should try something without Chinese pickles in it before I definitively write the broth off as too salty.

On another positive note, they serve 22 oz bottles of Arrogant Bastard and Ruination ales from Stone brewing.

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