Hello Tasty Noodle House!

Hello Tasty Noodle House!

There’s a tasty new place that opened up late last year in Lomita, California and it’s no other than Tasty Noodle House. It’s a Shanghainese cuisine eatery that has several California branches. They have restaurants in Hacienda heights, Irvine, Cerritos, Chino Hills and San Diego.

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Tasty Noodle House has quite an extensive menu and during my visit here, my initial thought was their menu was comparable to the size of Cheesecake Factory’s! (Insert Hello Kitty Foodie giggles here :D). Instead of pages and pages of entrees and cheesecake however, this place had pages and pages of delicious Shanhainese selections. 😉

One of the first noticeable items is their amazing line of up of various dumplings. Their dumpling menu ranges from different vegetarian, meat and seafood wontons to different wonton soups.

I first tried their Shangai Sticky Rice Shiu-Mai.

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I’ve always been a fan of sticky rice at dim sum restaurants. I found this shiu-mai to be so interesting because it is a dumpling with sticky rice inside. It has a chewy dumpling skin on the outside and inside is the moist sticky rice. It’s a very unique take on sticky rice.

One of my favorite dumplings here is actually one of their soup offerings. I absolutely love their Shanghai Wonton Soup.

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It’s a very heartwarming broth filled shitake mushrooms, veggies, wonton strips and ten soft luscious dumplings. The dumplings are generously filled with flavorful pork.

Speaking of pork, Tasty Noodle House has a very popular dish in their Shanghai Grilled Pork Bun.

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The Shanghai Grilled Pork Buns is a absolutely wonderful! They’re huge in size and are filled with a nice amount of flavorful pork. I also like the touch of sesame seeds that they have on the buns.

Aside from different dumplings, they have various rice dishes. I tried their Yeung Chow Fried Rice.

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This is a very fulfilling fried rice dish. It is packed with several ingredients such as shrimp, Chinese Sausage and veggies.

Last but definitely not least is their extensive noodle selection. After all this is Tasty Noodle House. 😉

One of the first noodles I tried was their Shanghai Style Chow Mein.

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I liked how this dish had chicken and Chinese broccoli. It’s got your greens and protein. You can check off healthy eats with this one.

The other noodle dish I got to try was there Basil Beef Noodles.

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The basil in this dish is very distinct and one will instantly taste the flavoring at first bite.

Tasty Noodle House definitely lives up to it’s name. It wasn’t just the noodles that was tasty but their dumplings, soup, fried rice and pork buns. Hmm perhaps their name of should’ve been Tasty Everything House. 😉 Overall a very tasty place. 🙂

For more smiles, please see my Yelp review on Tasty Noodle House.

 

Hello Yellow Fever!

Hello Yellow Fever!

YELLOW FEVER noun /YELL-O FEE-VER/

1/ When someone is obsessed with Asian things
2/ An infectious tropical disease
3/ Ridiculously tasty Asian Bowls

As I walked into Yellow Fever, I saw the above definition and instantly thought hmm Hello Kitty Foodie definitely has some type of “yellow fever!”
Hello Kitty Foodie loves all types of tasty Asian cuisine and thinks cute places like this are quite infectious ;).

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Walking into this small little Torrance restaurant, I took an instant liking to the modern Asian decor. There is one wall covered in Asian bowls creatively placed and another area has a Asian kitty cat figurine. There are neat white chairs and bright circular lights spread throughout. There are also cute button giveaways with neat phrases like “Bruce Lee lives” and “Eat our lucky pickles, then go buy a lotto ticket. Seriously, Go Now.” The buttons gave me quite a giggle. 😉

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The menu consists of different appetizers, refreshments and various signature bowls that have been crafted to represent various Asian cities.

For today’s feverish meal, my friend and I got to try two different appetizers.

The first one we tried were Yellow Fever’s ugly egg rolls. They’re called “ugly” because of the wrapper that they use. It’s a dark golden brown wrapper that looks like it’s falling apart. The egg rolls here teach diners to not judge by looks because though it may look “ugly” it is far from being ugly in taste. The overall egg roll was served hot and fresh and the wrapper was wonderfully crispy. Inside were various spices, chicken and pork that mixed together to give a tasty concotion.

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The other appetizer we got to try is the parmesan furikake fries. It is one of the most popular orders at Yellow Fever and for good reason. It is a bowl of thick, golden fries sprinkled with plenty of parmesan and the Japanese seasoning that has seaweed and sesame seeds. It’s a unique and yummy starter!

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The main speciality of Yellow Fever comes in their signature bowls.
For my bowl, I chose to get the Seoul. The Seoul bowl comes with grilled filet mignon, asian slaw, mushrooms, kale, fried egg and gochu sauce. The runny egg, tender filet mignon and various veggies reminded me a lot of Korean bibimap. The red gochu sauce was pretty spicy and added quite a fiery kick.

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My friend got the Shanghai. The Shanghai bowl has braised natural pork belly, sautéed onions, bok choy, asian slaw, shiso leaves and kug pow sauce. I tried a little bit of this and it is very different from my Seoul bowl. It’s a lot milder. The Seoul was more unique while the Shanghai was crafted to be more simple and sweet

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Yellow Fever is a great place for Asian Fusion cusine. It’s hard not to feverishly fall for this place with it’s neat concept and overall uniqueness. (Side note: another reason for me to get fever for this place, they once had a pink drink called….Hello Kitty!) ❤️😊

For more smiles, please read my recent Yelp review on Yellow Fever.