Niu Noodle House Delivers in West Village

| December 16, 2012

Right near Christopher Street on Greenwich Avenue, Chef Lo Lung Kit is hard at work pulling noodles at his new digs, Niu Noodle nui noodles west villageHouse.  A world-class chef, Kit has specialized for years in the fine art of noodle making. A fusion of different Ramen theories is at the core of his philosophy and the results speak for themselves.

The casual décor is reminiscent of a NYC street, including a ‘subway entrance’ that leads down to the restrooms. The main focus here is creating freshly made soup noodles in a variety of styles with an elegant array of complimentary flavors. The Truffle Shao Mei (minced pork in a wonton wrap, steamed with black truffle and served with a garlic soy sauce) and the classic Beef Satay were an excellent beginning, but only a short lived distraction. After a few minutes of lighthearted banter and a glass of Sauvignon Blanc it was soup time and I eagerly dove into the Short Ribs, which was served in a large bowl with egg noodles, seasonal vegetables, fried onions, seaweed tempura and sweet corn all swimming together in a delicious pork and beef broth.  Spectacular! Other signature dishes include classics like fluffy pork buns, spring rolls and a wide array of dumplings, but it was the soup noodles that will bring me back for seconds, and surely the sweet ending that highlighted their Green Tea Crepe Cake sealed the deal.

Niu Noodle House delivers authenticity in a laid-back, pub-like atmosphere with a very reasonably priced menu. Noodle lovers should absolutely give this one a try.


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