6 noodle bowls you need delivered to your house right now
Sujeo's delivery in time for #NationalNoodleMonth
Not so long ago, Madison’s restaurant scene was lacking density in places offering Asian rice and noodle bowls. Back then, the average Madisonian might describe ramen as the flavor-packet pouch of college students’ porridge. That probably wouldn’t be the natural reaction today, as ramen’s reign expands its reach in America’s food scene, Madison included. We’re talking about the beautifully assembled bowl of noodles floating in a hearty broth topped with scallions, leafy vegetables, slices of pork belly and a gorgeous soft-boiled egg.
But it’s not just ramen noodles that have surged in popularity. There’s oodles of noodle varieties (sorry for that) in Asian dishes–including rice, sweet potato, soba, udon and more.
In Madison, noodle bowls are on the menu at Sol’s on the Square, Umami Ramen & Dumpling Bar, Morris Ramen, Muramoto, Sujeo and others. And–I might speak for many when I say this–I so enjoy slurping up a giant bowl of brothy noodles at some of my favorite restaurants. I’ve been told a few times that messy slurping is encouraged!
Lucky for those who like slurping noodles in the comfort of their own home, Sujeo recently launched a delivery service. The pan-Asian restaurant by James Beard award-winning chef Tory Miller will offer it’s full menu for delivery Monday and Wednesday through Sunday 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for lunch and 4:30 pm. to 9:30 p.m. for dinner. Orders are taken online here.
To celebrate, and because March is #NationalNoodleMonth (yes, that’s really a thing) here are six noodle bowls from Sujeo you might just have to order immediately.
1. Shio Ramen
Let’s all just take a second to fawn over that heavenly looking soft-boiled egg. OK–back to earth now–this shio ramen bowl features temomi ramen noodles, radish, grilled pork belly, katsuobushi salt, duck and pork fat, double stock broth and that sliced-open egg you’re already mad at yourself for eating first instead of savoring the signature ramen topping.
2. Korean-Style Veggie Ramen
Dip your sticks into this ramen bowl to grab a few temomi ramen noodles, a slice of shiitake mushroom and pickled mustard greens before you scoop up a spoonful of spicy broth.
3. Khao Soi
This somewhat spicy noodle broth bowl features wonton noodles, chicken, spicy red coconut curry broth and a crown of crispy wonton noodles.
The japchae noodle bowl features Korean glass noodles, but did you know those noods are actually made from sweet potatoes? Cool, huh? This colorful dish also comes with marinated steak, bell peppers, bacon, spinach, mushrooms, sweet soy sauce and sesame.
5. Dan Dan Noodle
Cilantro lovers–get a load of this bowl. There’s some udon noodles, ground pork, spicy peanut sauce and Sichuam chili oil under that delicious mound of leafy greens. (Let’s see if you can get a bit of cilantro in every bite!)
6. Pastrami Pho
This is one of executive sous chef Jamie Hoang’s favorites! This brothy noodle bowl comes with meatball, tripe, soft tendon, herbs and beef bone broth. This one’s for the adventurous eater. (Remember when we said “tripe?”)
All photos by Samantha Egelhoff courtesy of Sujeo
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