Use Your Noodle

dessert - dinner - restaurant - salads - vegetarian

Remember the Onigiri Contest? Last night I was thanked for my judging services with an amazing meal at Breadbar!

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Artisan soba maker Sonoko Sakai invited us in for some stone milled, organically grown, hand cut buckwheat noodles

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Ordered mine with Hot Mushroom Seiro – Tokyo Negi (onions), and Yuzu

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Unlike the ramen I ate at Breadbar’s last pop-up noodle series, these get dunked in a separate seasoning, rather than arriving in a large bowl of soup.

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Abe asked for a Walnut Dipping Sauce – we traded bites. Both were uniquely delicious!

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(I left half of the soup – it got cold pretty fast.)

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Small samples of Kabocha were passed around (and I was reminded why I need to roast another pumpkin STAT!)

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Shared the Shira-ae Salad

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Green Beans, Golden Beets, Fuji Apple, Tofu, Sesame, and Cashew Nuts. We decided to leave off the cream….

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…in fact, most of the items could be vegan-ized!

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You only have until January 22nd to experience the special Soba…FYI they are taking tonight (Friday) off, but Breadbar’s regular menu is available (as it is during the pop-up)

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On the way back to our cars, I wanted Pinkberry. Like REALLY wanted it, despite the cold weather (and their recent controversy)…

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…ever since I found out that their amazing Peanut Butter flavor is being discontinued, I’ve been craving it!!!

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Sometimes I can’t think with my head when it comes to forbidden fruit….

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…or maybe there’s really no such thing as bad publicity?

  • http://hippierunner.wordpress.com hippierunner

    I read that article in the LA Times and it made me glad I’ve always avoided pinkberry. That man sounds like a monster! I will stick to making frozen banana-peanut butter concoctions at home. :)

  • http://www.teresapalooza.com Teresapalooza!!

    Yipes, I had no idea about the controversy! Sounds like he’s not right in a head – an explicit tattoo made him chase a man down and beat him up? Yuck – why can’t he be shiny and happy like his yogurt?

  • http://www.caitplusate.com Caitlin C.

    That Pinkberry just ignited a froyo craving in me! I will have to read that article, haven’t seen it yet. Opened it in the next tab!

  • http://greyeyedesigns.etsy.com Brigid

    Those noodles look and sound incredible! The pop-up is in Century City? We may have to go over there this weekend. I haven’t felt like Asian noodles in a long time, but your pics totally incited a craving.

  • http://www.nomnomcat.com Alice

    ooo i missed the ramen popup! must check out this soba one :) I usually prefer my zarusoba with cold dipping sauces or tsuyu, but warm soup sounds delicious!

  • http://aspiringeverything.wordpress.com Nicole

    I hadn’t heard that about Pinkberry, but that’s not surprising considering the closest one to me is eight hours away. When I visited LA a few years ago I had Pinkberry every day I was there, no froyo in the midwest compares.

  • Natasha

    Of all your food posts – this one appealed to me the most Lynn…I adore soup and noodles…AND loved the dessert selection…le sigh….

    • http://theactorsdiet.wordpress.com Lynn at The Actors Diet

      they really were divine! if you ever get the chance to have homemade soba, grab it!

  • http://www.comfyandconfident.com Mattie @ Comfy and Confident

    I love pink berry! i wish there was one closer to my house. I never have it, but when I see one, I always stop!

  • http://www.saywhatyouneedtosayblog.com Lauren

    Pinkberry has Peanut Butter? Oh my that sounds incredible!!

  • http://www.skinnyrunner.com SkinnyRunner

    ive never had pinkberry, i always choose yogurtland because i like the self serve idea. i gotta go read up on the controversy now since i dont know about it.

    • http://theactorsdiet.wordpress.com Lynn at The Actors Diet

      i prefer the self-serve at yogurtland too but man oh man Pinkberry’s flavors TASTE so much better (and I prefer their toppings too)