Food Truck Fridays: NOODLE NATION

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When one thinks of Udon noodles one usually thinks of them sitting in a bowl with lots of broth, vegetables, and a little bit of meat.  This truck puts a spin on your traditional Udon and takes it places it’s never been before!
Imagine Udon being the base for spaghetti, or can you imagine beef stew on a bed of thick Japanese wheat noodles?  You can even have a sandwich stuffed with noodles, or deep fried tempura style rice sticks.
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My friend and I walked over to the truck and she ordered Udon-Me-Spicy and I ordered Guinness Beef Stew.  We also ordered deep fried tempura rice sticks to share.
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The Udon-Me-Spicy contained thick stir fried noodles with onions, purple cabbage, shredded carrots, diced mustard greens, celery, bean sprouts, serrano peppers, and green onions.
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The Guinness Beef Stew is aptly named.  It’s slow cooked in Guinness beer.  Everything is cut into large cubes.  It has beef, carrots, potatoes, and onions.  They top it off with green onions and cilantro.  In the past I’ve eaten beef stew over rice, and also with bread, so I was curious to try this stew over a bed of fat Udon noodles.  The texture of the noodles went well with the big chunks of stew.  The texture was very pleasant and chewy, while I was eating it.
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The other thing we tried was deep fried tempura rice sticks.  If  you’ve ever eaten a rice cracker or baked mochi before you will enjoy these. They are accompanied by a sweet and spicy dipping sauce.  It had just the right amount of kick to it.  The only thing I would recommend is eating them quickly, otherwise they become stuck together and it can be a bit difficult to take them apart.  You have to pull them apart , and I think it’s best to eat them with your fingers, no fork and knife required here.
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Other things on the menu:
Spicy Marina with Italian Sausage, Coconut Curry Chicken, Stir Fried pasta, spring rolls and spicy marina fries.
For those of you who aren’t a fan of Udon noodles, the truck uses other types of noodles too!  They also have rice noodles, spaghetti, and lo mein.
One of the most intriguing things I saw on the menu, was a sandwich stuffed with noodles.

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Too bad I saw this after I had already ordered or I would have tried one of these.  I mean really, one can never have too many carbs!!!
If you’ve got a hankering for traditional Udon, be forewarned, you won’t find it on this truck.  This truck takes noodles and has some fun with them.  Here’s how to find them.
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They also have a facebook page too!
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