I'll never forget the day James brought over a DVD of "Tampopo". Not knowing what it was about, and knowing that James was all about watching it, I sat on my couch and took it all in. Basically, the movie is about how a woman is coached into making her noodle-based restaurant a bigger success (with a romantic side-story, of course). It wasn't a terrible movie at all, and it was kind of uplifting.
Almost makes you want to start a noodle business.
Noodles, all of a sudden, are becoming huge in Pittsburgh, thanks to ramen at Salt of the Earth, then Station Street Hot Dogs, then at Fukuda. For whatever reason, the craze is hitting Squirrel Hill - Ramen Bar just opened on Forbes Avenue, as well as Everyday Noodles...which seems to be making an even bigger impact on noodle-lovers in Pittsburgh.
James went to Everyday Noodles for lunch last Saturday, and while dining there, he sent me a text, "We're coming here tomorrow." It's unusual for James to want to eat at the same place two days in a row, so I knew this place had to be exceptionally good.
|Taro Bubble Tea with Mango Custard and Coconut Lychee Jelly|
I had no idea what to order, and James suggested the Jellyfish Salad. Of course, I'll try anything that sounds out-of-the-ordinary, so I went for it:
I had to get some sort of noodles, so I chose the Dan Dan Noodles, Szechuan Style:
|Dan Dan Noodles, Szechuan-style|
The soup dumplings have been all the rage at this restaurant, but almost all of them have pork in them (which I can't eat). I chose the Vegetable Dumplings:
The owner came around to each table to deliver food, ask how things were, etc. James engaged him in some conversation - his name was Mike Chen, and his son, Allen Chen, is the owner of Tamari. I LOVE TAMARI!
This family sure does know how to please Pittsburghers.
Get yourselves to Everyday Noodles. Everyone else is. And get a taro bubble tea while you wait for your table (I'm positive there will be a wait).
|Bubble Teas are available while you wait.|
5875 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15217 (Squirrel Hill)