Variety and Spice
Posted on 12 / 02 / 2009
Don't feel like you have to like noodles to go here. The menu is filled, actually, it's overflowing, with so many non-noodle options that just about anyone can find something tasty here.
There is fake meat that will satiate most non-veg*ns and will certainly satisfy veg*ns! Nice texture, well-prepared.
Brown rice galore! Lots of stir fry dishes, veering slightly closer to Chinese food in this area.
The soups and noodle options are outstanding! So often, veg*ns can't have soup and noodles at Asian restaurants because of the broth. Here, you can go wild! Not only are there a huge number of options on the menu, you can then choose what type of noodle and what type of protein you'd like with these noodle dishes. If you do the math, it might come out to a bazillion permutations of yumminess.
As others have noted, please beware of the spiciness. They warn you on the wall with a few notes, so the patrons are forewarned. All of us chose the middle ground and were certainly surprised that the middle ground was far from the "normal" medium spice. Still, the flavors are extraordinary.
The portions are plenty for anyone who's hungry. If you have a truly insatiable appetite, you could opt for adding on an appetizer and still stay in a very reasonable price range.
The service is unbelievably fast, so no need to ponder if you should've ordered something else! By the time you might consider whether your option wasn't the best, your food comes out and you are assured that any option would've been wonderful!
The only real down-sides are the imbalances in carbohydrates and veggies (the protein amount seems just right). If you choose a veggie dish, you might not get enough carbs. If you choose a noodle dish, you might not get enough veggies. I'd like to see a happier balance to bump this place to 5 stars.
Portions, Spices, Speed
Carbs, Space constraints