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Olympic Noodle - PK's Review

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Olympic Noodle - PK's Review

PoetKitty | Dec 20, 2005 12:51 PM

Hound alert! I have found the greatest bowl of chicken noodle soup EVER MADE! :)

Place: Olympic Noodle, Saturday, 12/17 - 2:30 PM
Myself + 1 guest (The Very Best Friend)


Ratings in brief:

Ambiance - C-
This is the proverbial hole-in-the-wall that we all flock to if/when it has the goods. Ambiance, no. But you won't notice when the steamy goodness sails your way.
Service - C-
Really bad - we had to chase down someone to order, and chase down someone to pay - but again, I didn't care. It's all about the noodles.
Food (Taste) - A
Wow. Wow wow wow wow wow. This is my new favorite sicky/comfort food.
Food (Presentation) - C
No special presentation.
Wine/Drinks - D
No special drinks - just tea/soda.
Value - A-
A whole lot of really fresh and delicious food at super cheap prices.
Overall Experience - B
For noodle soup, it's the absolute best location I've ever found.

Me and The Very Best Friend had just emerged from a 2 hour Thai massage with grumbly bellies. She invited me to try her favorite asian noodle spot, and as I felt a cold kicking in, I could think of nothing tastier.

Olympic Noodle is on Olympic, near Norton - with a barely noticeable store front. We ducked in and the smells were wafting our direction - I felt a little vertigo. Yum. After much ado over ordering/finding a table (they were HOPPING - another fab sign) - we settled in to wait. We had to order the drinks twice. Oh well. Everything swooped our way and all was forgiven.

KIMCHI

Some of the best. Great crunchy texture, with just the right amount of kick, and a lovely burst of sweetness that made my toes curl.

SOUP

They are famous for this - and have beef, chicken, mushrooms, and a few other varieties. TVBF said it's all about the chicken, so that's what we both had. The chicken itself was moist and buttery, and the NOODLES - clearly hand-pulled, the perfect density and texture, and there were oooooodles of them. The broth was rich and flavorful, loaded with scallions and other goodies - man, I can't say enough. I just adored this soup.

Total for 2 bowls of soup, kimchi, 2 teas, and a soda - $16. I kid you not.

Olympic Noodle
4008 W. Olympic Blvd.
ph 213.931.0007

Happy noodling,
pk

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