Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Noodle Talk--Sunnyvale, CA

Stewed beef noodle soup
Noodle Talk is one of those overcrowded restaurants that left us wondering, "Why?" We just couldn't understand the popularity when we went there last weekend. I'll get to the point: Noodle talk: is expensive (the cheapest of the bowls shown here is $10), will leave you hungry with their small portions, is skimpy on the meat (what you see is what you get--all of maybe four pieces of beef in the stew above) and prepared ribs bowls for the kids that were too oily and salty for one of them finish (the other twin had a different reason, which I'll get to later). This last point isn't something to trivialize. Tyler LOVES grease and salt. For him to push the bowl away with the nauseated look on his face because of its being too oily and salty was impossible for me to fathom. To make matters worse, Dylan found a hair in his soup. We knew it couldn't have been ours since it was long and brown. 

Stewed pork rib noodle soup
It was the first time in memory my wife and both twins would not finish their meals because of distaste. I felt bad for everyone.

Stir fried pork with green pepper and noodle

From the look of things, though, Noodle Talk will thrive. At least for a while. Prepare to stand in line if you go. And, if you've never been to Noodle Talk before and don't know what to expect, the waiting will be the best part.

Noodle Talk