WAITING IN THE CAR – We got up late and went on a weekend, so except for coffee, we were famished! We ended up getting there a few minutes before opening and were surprised to see that we were one of three cars waiting for the place to open. The car closest to us was from Ohio. Did they really come all that way for noodles and broth? We didn’t want to get our hopes up, but this could either be a good sign, or just a random coincidence. (Good thing we are much closer!)
ALL ATMOSPHERE – The booths are comfortable and each table has chopsticks, soy sauce, vinegar, S&B chili pepper and chili paste. The special of the day was on the chalk board on the counter-side. There was a TV screen with rotating black & white photos of Detroit on the wall facing the entrance. I had already reviewed the menu on line while we were in the car, so I had an idea of what I wanted.
IT’S IN THE MEAT – Seared on one side and delicious! After reading the reviews on Yelp, I was leaning toward ordering the pork stomach, but when we got inside, I changed my mind and ordered the shredded pork. WOW! It was really good. Nice flavor and texture. I wasn’t disappointed. In fact, I was awesomely surprised.
(I tried to think of a title for this section that didn’t have too much innuendo. Boy, was that difficult! And funny!)
UMM…BROTH…. – Enough said, right? It’s nice to go out in February and have something broth-y like this. True, our February wasn’t the bone chilling one of last year, but nothing is nicer than warming up with soup in the winter months. We ordered Shoyu and the Red Curry. Both had their own distinct flavor and were delish.
REPEATS? – We are planning to go back soon. This time we will definitely try the pork stomach and the daily special. To quote Arnold: “I’ll be back!” (You gotta say it with the accent too!)