Tuesday, January 29, 2013

I ♥ Noodles! (Noodle Bowl Fest)

A couple friends of mine have organized the very first Noodle Bowl Fest, taking place this year in Santa Monica, CA.

What is the Noodle Bowl Fest? It's a three-hour feast at the Viceroy Santa Monica featuring Asian soup noodles crafted by seven of L.A.’s hottest restaurants on Sunday, February 10th from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm.

(My mouth waters just thinking about it. I really, seriously, truly, and deeply ♥ noodle soups!)

Here's what's on the menu:
  • Din Tai Fung, the iconic San Gabriel Valley branch of the world-famous Taipei restaurant, is making Niu Rou Mian, otherwise known as Taiwan’s most popular Beef Noodle Soup.
  • Rodded, a 40-year family-run restaurant in Thai Town, will offer the Komenkul family's signature Duck Noodle Soup, made with stewed duck and bean sprouts in a cinnamon-tinged soy broth.
  • Tsujita LA head Chef Kenta Ikehata of Little Osaka's famed ramen shop is creating his popular Tsukemen noodles, a dipping-style ramen simmered for 60 hours served with a Tonkotsu soup.
  • Maximiliano’s Chef and Owner Andre Guerrero is showcasing a dish inspired by his mom, Filipino Chicken Noodle Soup (Sotanghon Manok), a chicken broth seasoned with Southeast Asian flavors and bean-thread noodles.
  • Chef David LeFevre of M.B. Post, a 2012 James Beard Award Semifinalist, Best New Restaurant and Best Chef (Pacific), is featuring Oxtail and Beef Brisket Pho, a popular Vietnamese noodle dish.
  • Seoul Sausage Co., the winners of the third season of The Food Network's Great Food Truck Race, will preview an exclusive dish for the event: Korean Army Noodles called “Budae Jigae.” But their version has a gourmet twist on this classic dish; spicy pork Seoul Sausage, braised pork belly, rice cake, ramen noodles, and roasted corn.
  • Whist at Viceroy Santa Monica’s Executive Chef Tony DiSalvo is preparing Kimchi Sujebi, a traditional Korean noodle soup made with handmade dough.

Also on the menu at Noodle Bowl Fest will be Singha Beer and a delicious craft cocktail courtesy of Karlsson’s Gold Vodka. The cocktail, called “La La Land,” is a tasty liquid treat comprised of Karlsson's Vodka, Aperol, raspberry and white pepper syrup, fresh lemon juice, fresh cucumber juice, fresh mint, and Bitter Truth celery bitters.

Street Symphony will be performing, and a percentage of the proceeds from the event will be donated directly to My Friend’s Place; a Hollywood-based charity dedicated to assisting and inspiring homeless youth to build self-sufficient lives.

The DH and I will be attending, so if you decide to go (I really hope you do!), shoot me an email and let me know. I'd love to meet you in person. Hope you can make it! 

Tickets are already close to selling out, so get yours here.

Hope to see you there!


  1. Ohhh this sounds like such a fun event! It falls right on Chinese New Year too!


  2. Sold out already!

  3. this sounds delish!! i heart noodles! thanks for the info!

  4. Your pictures always look amazing and your recipes are so easy to follow. Can’t wait to try these.

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