A few months back, I ate at Ramen Bar and did a review of them. The food was pretty awesome, and will certainly go back in the future. When I came out of the restaurant, I noticed there was another noodle bar across the street called Everyday Noodles. I never noticed this place before; so it must have been just new at the time. I’m sure Ramen Bar was “pleased” that another noodle shop opened up on their street. That’s not a bad thing of course because it forces both restaurants to be at their best since they are competing against one another. In my Ramen Bar post, I rated the restaurant a perfect 5 out of 5. Will I rate Everyday Noodles exactly the same?
Before I moved to Etna, I lived in East Liberty for over 3 years. It wasn’t the greatest neighborhood by any means, but I enjoyed my time living there and could walk to many places fairly easily. The Quiet Storm Vegetarian and Vegan Cafe was walking distance from my apartment, but I never went there during my stay in East Liberty. At the time, I had no desire to give the restaurant a shot because I wasn’t really into vegetarian food at the time. Fast forward to now, and I’m more open minded about vegetarian/vegan food thanks to a few friends. With that said I finally had the opportunity to go to the Quiet Storm.
I did a video feature on Station Street Hot Dogs last year. What makes the place unique is the unique hot dogs that they have and how they are very tasty. I overheard from different people the last few months that Station Street added some new items on the menu. Yesterday, I had the opportunity to come go back and see the additions that they have made.
My mom recently started working for a family friend as a chef at Kusuka Indonesian Cuisine at North Huntingdon, which is a suburb east of Pittsburgh. I’m glad she has the opportunity to be part of this restaurant because she enjoys cooking and has such a strong passion for Indonesian cuisine. I’ve been wanting to check the place since it opened last month, but have not had a chance to due to a busy schedule. This past Friday, I was off from work. With that said, my buddy D and I decided to make a trip down to Kusuka to try their Indonesian cuisine. My mom was off that day, which was a little disappointing because I always know that her cooking is good. Was the other chefs’ food just as good as my mom’s? The answer was definitely a yes. Read more
Recently I went out to Ramen Bar not too long ago and ate their tantanmen soup. If you want to check out my review of the restaurant, click here. I liked the soup so much that I decided that I wanted to make my own tantanmen soup. For those unfamiliar with the soup, it originated in China but the Japanese made it its own by making it a soup. Looking at the recipes on the internet, I found a recipe that was pretty good. The recipe was for two servings, but I doubled the ingredients to make it four servings. I did make some adjustments on the recipe since I couldn’t find the original ingredients at the Asian store I was at in the Strip District. Read more