Noodle Soup and Mittens

It’s flu and cold season ’round these parts. Not only that but it is record cold outside. People here have been wearing jackets! With Mittens! And there is frost! Well, there was frost once. They told us on the news.

California is a funny place. In Massachusetts, where I grew up, this would mean spring. In Lake Placid where I went to school for a year on a working farm this would mean late spring. We’d all wear t-shirts as we skied or snowboarded down the mountain with only some goggles and ski pants to protect against the slushy snow.

What California lacks in thick skins it makes up for in amazing Asian foods of any and all varieties.

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Two Duck Leg wonton and egg noodles soups later I was in noodle heaven. This place is seriously a hidden gem, no frills formica tables and in an undeniably Tenderloin neighborhood. We passed 6 crackheads, 3 toothless homeless men in wheelchairs and a tranny or two. Still, totally worth it. I want to go back next week.

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There is an entire duck leg in there, ready to pull apart at the slightest prod of the chopsticks.

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Even the little bowl of house pickled carrot and cucumber was addictive. Well done Hai Ky Noodle House. I’ll be seeing you and your perfect excuse to slurp down an entire bowl of soup and noodles. Brava!

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And then look at these sheared Alpacas! How cute! Who cares about being cold when there are sheared Alpacas in the world!


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