Head down the stairs into a cave of Thai deliciousness.
Style Weekly dines at My Noodle and spends a whole paragraph about how friendly Joe Kiatsuranon the owner is to patrons. Every word of that paragraph is gospel. I’ve only been once but he came out of the kitchen to talk about the food and what was our favorite. For me it was the Asian Taco although I had zero complaints about the Drunken Noodles and right now would plow through some Thai Sun Dried Beef. Mention of the Asian Taco brings up another reason I’m a fan of My Noodle.
Just last week fellow RVANewser, Scotti was dreaming of creating a Pad Thai Taco. After some friendly conversation on Twitter she went in, met with Joe and the Pad Thai Taco was created. I’ve been told that it was a 90% success just some tweaking needs to be done on a wonton shell. The point is that the Joe and the rest of the staff love sharing and creating food with folks and that goes a long way in my book.
Descending the steep stairs to My Noodle & Bar’s basement entrance on Monument Avenue, I bring my food-trend-obsessed hopes of finding something new and authentic. Initially I’m disappointed by the pan-Asian, self-described fusion menu. Another overreaching attempt to deliver flavors of most of an enormous continent from a single kitchen, I think. But that feeling gives way to pleasant surprise at the wide range of well-conceived and executed noodle dishes. The menu includes soups and entrees as well, but the best bets are the noodles, as the restaurant’s name suggests.
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