Adventures in Eating & Cooking
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And even more good news, Sang Kee Noodle House recently opened its second location in University City, which means a chance at eating legit Asian noodles at a decent price!
For a Chinese restaurant, the place was really clean and nice, not like the usual run-down places you’d find in Chinatown with great food but messy venues.
I ordered the Curry Chicken Noodle Soup w/Veg, with thin egg noodles. The noodle soup was sort of average… I thought the broth tasted weird because it had that exotic spice of curry flavor, but the taste was dampened by the blandness of the broth. It wasn’t strong enough be curry, but wasn’t weak enough to evoke the cleansing heartwarming feeling of noodle soup. In other words, it was a poor balance. I liked the crunchy Asian veggies inside the soup, and the chewy thin eggy noodles were definitely authentic. But everything else about it was…ehhh.
The better part of the meal was the Japanese seaweed roll appetizer I ordered. Surrounded with a sweet tangy sauce and drizzled with a green wasabi-resembling sauce, these rolls looked appealing, and tasted great too. Shrimp balls and a slice of asparagus neatly wrapped in crunchy-coated seaweed, a pretty good combination, although the shrimp overpowered the asparagus. They should have added a bit more flavor into the shrimp, or stuffed the roll with some other ingredients. Nevertheless, I really enjoyed these, as they reminded me of the classy Japanese appetizers served in NYC restaurants. I think the best part were the blend of sauces. The bit of seaweed salad on the side was refreshing too.
My roomie told me that her BBQ Eel Udon soup was amazing, and I thought it looked great too (although I did not take a picture). I think I’ll try that next time, because I love eel!
Conclusion: Overall, I would go again, because it’s so close to our dorm and serves decent Asian food. Not bad for a place in University City.