Categories
Hit-Or-Miss

Every Food You HAVE To Track Down At Nood Beach

On September 1st, Huntington Beach, CA, will turn into a nood beach — and not exactly the kind you think. That’s because Foodbeast will be throwing their Nood Beach food festival there! There will noodles galore, with over 20 vendors offering their own unique interpretations of Pan Asian-influenced dishes and noodles. To get a jump start on what to target there, here’s a comprehensive list of what you can expect to chomp on at Nood Beach!

The Coconut Truck

Orange County’s The Coconut Truck will be pulling up to serve Vietnamese- style garlic noodles topped with braised oxtail, crispy shallots, and black garlic confit.

Ellie’s

Ellie’s, an Italian kitchen in Irvine, CA, will be serving up a spicy carbonara with a twist. Made with English peas, this classic dish is dyed green and topped with a sunny side up egg.

Farmhouse Kitchen

Farmhouse Kitchen will be spinning out a dish called The Tornado. This cup comes full of ramen noods cooked in XO sauce (a spicy sauce made with assorted chilies and spices like cumin, tumeric, and tamarind), as well as a fried egg, Asian broccoli, and slow-cooked, candied pork belly.

The Golden Marrow

The bone marrow maestros at LA’s The Golden Marrow will have both noods and non-noods dishes. Pictured above is their new Strawberry Shortcake Bone Barrow. A dessert bone marrow? Unheard of! After being grilled, they top this hearty chunk of marrow with a vanilla glaze, fresh strawberries, a strawberry reduction sauce, gold dust, mint leaves, and a piece of French toast. They’ll also be serving up their garlic marrow with noodles, and a truffle marrow with noodles.

Hug Life

Even the deserts are noodle shaped at Nood Beach. Hug Life will be serving a Smurfberry S’mores with a nood-shaped version of their blueberry anti-dairy ice cream. Served in a chocolate dipped waffle cone, the bowl comes with roasted marshmellows, coconut, dark chocolate chips, and cinnamon graham crackers.

LaoMazing Eats

LaoMazing Eats has got an ode to our avian counterparts. Served on a banana leaf, the Bird’s Best Nest comes with a bed of crispy noodles, quail eggs, chunks of beef, and sauteed veggies, all cooked in a savory Lao gravy.

Lettuce Eat

Coming all the way down from Sherman Oaks, CA, Lettuce Feast will be featuring their plant-based comfort food. This fried chikn mac n’ cheeze sandwich with a hot honey glaze will be available at Noods Beach for all our vegan Foodbeasts.

Lia’s Lumpia

Lia’s Lumpia will be combining a Filipino staple and a Japanese staple with their Pork Belly Ramen Lumpia, which is filled to the brim with Maruchan ramen noodles, pork belly, bok choy, ginger, mushrooms, green onion, and calamansi mayo. They’ll also have their famed Lola’s Lumpia and chicken adobo wings available for purchase.

LSXO

Huntington Beach’s own LSXO will be slinging a big bowl of vermicelli noodles topped with lemongrass beef, curried prawns, Vietnamese herbs, cucumber, a nuoc cham sauce, and crushed peanuts.

Mealtop Cafe

Not everything needs to be nood. Mealtop Cafe is sticking with what they know best: their delectable bingsu. This classic Korean desert is piled high with shaved ice and red bean paste, then drizzled with condensed milk and matcha.

Mess Hall Canteen

Mess Hall Centeen is bringing the beef with their kalbi brisket noods. After marinating the brisket in a kalbi marinade for 24 hours, it’s then braised for 10 hours and smoked. After being cooled and sliced, it’s tossed in a sous vide to ensure maximum tenderness. Then, it’s crusted with togarashi and Mess Hall’s kalbi BBQ sauce and thrown on noodles bathed in a spicy sauce and topped with kimchi, spiced pickled carrot, and daikon.

Miss Mini Donuts

Irvine, CA’s Miss Mini Donut will have ginormous stacks of cinnamon sugar mini donuts drizzled in chocolate and delivered in a takeout box with crispy noods tossed in cinnamon sugar.

Monster Energy & After’s Ice Cream

After’s Ice Cream, innovators of the legendary Milky Bun, will be premiering their collaboration with Monster Energy. Their new Java Monster-flavored ice cream will be available, along with a couple other classic After’s flavors.

Mussels and Pearls

Mussels and Pearls are rolling out grilled oysters topped with garlic, shoyu, their own cheese blend and crispy noodle strips. These massive Pacific oysters are all 6-8 inches in size, and can be purchased in a sampler pack with the aforementioned oysters along with some of their more well known oyster recipes.

Nitrolado Cafe

Nitrolado Cafe will be premiering their Doodlenut, a savory doughnut made entirely of ramen. Doughnut options include the Tokyo Style Doodlenut, which comes with cheese, sukiyaki beef, pickled radish, and furikake, and the Hawaiian Style Doodlenut, which is topped with cheese, Spam, pineapple, okinomiyaki sauce, Japanese mayo, and furikake.

The Sandwich Society

The Sandwich Society is based in the belief in our beloved carbohydrates. So they doubled down for Nood Beach. They’ll be serving a grilled cheese stuffed with gochujang (a Korean chili paste) tossed noods.

SeaLegs at the Beach

SeaLegs will be hosting this lovely event. The home court favorites will be dishing out a coconut shell with coconut curry noods aptly crowned with a giant prawn.

Sgt. Pepperoni’s Pizza Store

Noods are a worldwide favorite. Continuing with the theme of combining national cuisines, Sgt. Pepperoni’s Pizza Store will be serving a sheet pan pepperoni pizza where the entire crust is composed of ramen noodles.

Shomi Noods

Shomi Noods is no stranger to the nood game. They’ve got their recipes down, and are focusing on presentation. Take for instance their jiggle ramen, which is tossed in their house Crack sauce, topped with fried garlic, sautéed red cabbage, shredded carrots, green onion, red radish, shredded nori, and roasted chashu, and served in a vacuum sealed cup ready to be shaken and consumed.

Slapfish

Slapfish will be serving a Lobster Bucatini tossed in toasted brown butter and a dash of lobster bisque. Finished at the last minute with a lobster claw, whole butter, fresh parmesan cheese, a squeeze of lemon, and a handful of herbs, this dish is sure to grab attention.

Tastea

Tastea will be working double duty during the event, serving both food and drinks. On the libations side, they’ll have a guava hibiscus spritzer, only available at Nood Beach, and their PeachMe Sweet Tea, which is black tea with real strawberry and peach bits. Food-wise, they’ll be serving their crowd favorite popcorn chicken.

Ten Asian Bistro

This may look like your average fair food, but it’s not. At all. Ten Asian Bistro is doling out a slow braised pork belly, wrapped in Chinese style egg noodle, which is then fried crispy, dipped in Nashville hot butter, and sprinkled with parmesan. Sheesh.

 

If any of these options caught your eye, make sure to head out to Nood Beach, this Sunday, September 1st! Tickets can purchased at www.nood-beach.com.

Categories
Celebrity Grub Nightlife

Snoop Dogg Headlining A Noodle Festival This Summer

Snoop Dogg’s no stranger to the food game, kicking it with Martha Stewart in the kitchen and cooking up a storm for an unlikely duo that brilliantly works. With that, it’s only natural for him to be headlining a noodle festival this summer.

The Doggfather himself won’t be performing in the role you’re used to, however, as he will be appearing in the form of his DJ alter-ego, Snoopadelic.

This said noodle festival, the first annual Nood Beach, will take place in Huntington Beach, California and will be hosted by none other than Foodbeast and PRJKT Restaurant Group.

 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by foodbeast (@foodbeast) on

Right off the Bolsa Chica bike trail, the festival will host several musical acts such as Sega Genocide, Coast Club, and Yachty by Nature, with more announcements to come.

Along with cooking demos, there will be a lineup of pro eaters competing in the first Foodbeast Challenger League Noodle Invitational.

While the announcement of the food vendor lineup will slowly roll out, as of now there has been confirmation of LSXO in Huntington Beach, Michin Dak in LA, and Ten Asian Bistro in Newport Beach.

Anytime the music world and the food world can get together in harmony, it’s a pretty special thing. Add Snoop Dogg to the mix, and you’ve got a West Coast party for the ages.

 

Tickets are on sale now at nood-beach.com, $40 for general admission and $80 VIP that will include front of the line access, free beer pours, a free noodle dish and a dedicated lounge near the music stage.

Categories
FOODBEAST

NOODS OAKLAND: A Guide To The Bay Area’s Wackiest Food & Gaming Festival

On Saturday, April 7th, a massive smorgasbord of noodle-centric and Asian food items are coming to Oakland, CA. I’m talking about Noods Noods Noods Oakland, Foodbeast’s all-you-can-eat Asian food festival, presented by Cup Noodles and taking place at Oakland’s E-Sports Arena. Local restaurateurs from around the Bay Area will be showing off their insane eats at this event, made exclusively for Noods Oakland.

In celebration, I’ve gone ahead and made a complete list of all known restaurants participating, their exclusive food items and how to get around the unique one-day festival. Here are all of the foods available in the AYCE Sections, as well as the buy-as-you-go Marketplace Section. Marketplace Section tickets still available, and make sure you don’t miss out on the MASSIVE Super Smash Brothers tournament going on inside the arena!

If you’re watching from home, you can tune in to Live Streams from the festival on the following accounts:

AYCE Sections

Aria Korean Tapas

Aria Korean Tapas will be offering up their Dream Cup Noodles: Bulgogi stir-fry ramen, marinated in a secret garlic soy sauce, then sauteed with onions and finished off with mozzarella cheese and an egg.

1760

A post shared by 1760 Restaurant (@1760sf) on

It’s not pictured here, but 1760 will be serving an exclusive Rabbit Embutido Terrine with pistachio and raspberry jam. We’ll have to wait for Noods Oakland to start to see what it looks like.

Chick’n Rice

Chick’N Rice is making a Thai Tea Cooler with Mango Sticky Rice. It consists of a cup of sweet mango sticky rice that’s topped with Thai Tea ice cream and a coconut reduction.

Powder Shaved Snow

Powdered Shaved Snow‘s featured dessert is an alcoholic Lychee martini shaved ice. The ice is made from lychee juice and infused liquor and topped off with a fruit glaze.

Michi

Michi will have two items available in the AYCE section. There will be Korean short rib and kimchi tacos, served with sesame slaw, wasabi guacamole and gochujang sauce and topped with micro greens. Michi will also sell bite-sized Korean fried chicken, tossed in a soy sauce chili and orange reduction and topped with sesame seeds and scallions.

Farmhouse Kitchen Thai Cuisine

Farmhouse Kitchen Thai Cuisine will serve the “Volcano Dream Cup Noodles.” It consists of slow cooked beef rib, pan-fried Cup Noodles, and a spicy Thai devil sauce, served with bird’s eye chili, tamarind, cumin, garlic, onion, and cilantro. Oh, and a big bone to eat it with if you want.

The Boba Guys

strawberry horchata milk tea

The Boba Guys are fusing together milk tea and horchata in their creation: Strawberry Horchata Milk Tea. It’s made with a strawberry puree and the Boba Guys’ signature boba, along with house-made horchata.

Bamboo Asia

Bamboo Asia‘s item is a Chicken Tandoori Sushi Burrito, rolled in Bamboo’s secret “Street Crack” spice and filled with Delhi slaw, tomato chutney, sriracha, eggplant chips, avo, cilantro, pickled cucumber, and of course, chicken tandoori.

Matcha Cafe Maiko

Matcha Cafe Maiko is bringing together matcha, soft serve, and shaved ice for their dessert. It’s a swirl of matcha and vanilla soft serve, served with matcha shaved ice and adzuki red beans.

International Smoke

From the minds of Ayesha Curry and Michael Mina, International Smoke is serving up a Dungeness Crab Tom Kha, served alongside a coconut curry cornbread topped with a spicy honey butter for dipping into the soup.

FOODBEAST NEWS BITES Booth:

The Foodbeast “News Bites” booth will feature Hil’s Catering’s ramen-crusted shrimp. Inspired by Foodbeast’s new News Bites show, this item is built for show and taste, with individual shrimps dipped in beer, coated in panko and wrapped in shoyu-marinated noodles before hitting the deep fryer. A basil-habanero chimichurri will accent this dish.

 

Curry Up Now

Curry Up Now‘s “Dream Cup Noodles” is inspired by biryani. It’s made with cup noodles tossed with biryani masala, ginger & garlic paste, sliced bell peppers, and onions. It’s all topped with crispy fried onions, mint, cilantro and julienned ginger.

Z & Y Restaurant


If you’re a fan of hand-pulled noodles, Z & Y will be offering them out of their booth with a show to match. They’ll also be serving Kung Fu Tea.

Dragon Gate Restaurant

Dragon Gate will be serving what they call “Cola Sha Cha Beef Noodles,” which from the looks of it, promise to be quite spicy! Dragon Gate is an Oakland favorite, and will be playing in both the AYCE and Marketplace Sections of Noods Oakland this year.

K-Tea Cafe

K-Tea cafe is putting a WILD spin on the Chinese street food Jian Bing. Their version is stuffed with chili, ramen noodles, cheese sauce, and Flamin’ Hot Cheetos.

Drinks in the AYCE session will be provided by Hint Water, The Bruery, and Bruery Terreux. Hint will be providing sparkling water as a non-alcoholic beverage.

All the necessities 🤗 Which would you pick first? 🍉🍏🍍🍇

A post shared by Hint (@hint) on

The Bruery will have Mischief Belgian Ale, Girl Grey, and So Happy It’s Tuesday Stout available, while Bruery Terreux will have Orchard Wit Wheat Beer.


Marketplace

Dragon Gate

These Garlicky ‘Nood’ Shrimp Noodles will be sold by Dragon Gate in the Marketplace, as will Spicy Formosa Beef Stew Noodles.

Happy Dumplings

A post shared by __katarina (@__katarina) on

Happy Dumplings will have an assortment of dumplings available, including chive & chicken, wood ear mushroom with glass noodles and carrots, chicken cilantro, pork belly, and beef dumplings. You can mix and match these dumplings in an order.

Smokin’ Woods BBQ

A post shared by BBQ Cater (@smokinwoodsbbq) on

Smokin’ Woods will have a few different items available, including a “rib teaser.” Others include a meatball appetizer and BBQ cajun chicken noodles.

DUM SF

A post shared by Dum – Indian Soulfood (@dumsf) on

DUM SF is actually keeping their item as a surprise, so we’ll have to wait and see what drops on Saturday. They are a fusion of Indian and soul food, which sounds like an enticing combination.

808 Poke Shack

This looks like a standard poke bowl, but 808 is marinating their fish with culinary Pop Rocks. It’s all topped with a gochujang mayo and served on a bed of mixed greens with a creamy sesame dressing. This dish definitely promises to be poppin’.

Waffle Roost

2840 Junction Ave in San Jose! Here til 1 today.

A post shared by The Waffle Roost (@thewaffleroost) on

Nothing beats the sweet and salty combination of fried chicken and waffles. Our mouths are ready to experience the texture and flavors of Waffle Roost‘s take on the ionic duo.

Curry Up Now

We’ve had the pleasure to stuff our faces with Curry Up Now’s Chicken Tikka Masala burrito. This insane burrito is packed to the brim with tikka masala, and is more than plenty to sing you to sleep after that last bite.

Bliss Pops

 

If the heat from some of the other items gets to you, these Bliss Pops should cool you off. Matcha Green Tea, Red Adzuki Bean, and other various flavors will be available.

333 Truck

333 Truck is going global with their fusion tacos. The Korean spicy pork pictured above will be available, as will a chicken tikka masala version.

Kurotaka Ramen

On a chilly day, a warm bowl of ramen really brings warmth to our bones. Kurotaka created a ramen bowl that blends pork and chicken broth, mixed with soy sauce “tare”. Perfect for any cold weather.

Ruru Juice

Ruru Juice has some kaleidoscopic fruity creations like the ones above, but they’ll also have some intricate vegetable dishes for sale. They’ll be serving an Asian twist on the Egyptian kushari, with pasta, quinoa, red lentils, tomato sauce, caramelized onions, garlic, and seaweed. There will also be lettuce boats filled with sweet and sour lentils, mango, and hemp seeds.

Drinks will be sold in the Marketplace by Federation Brewing, Marin Brewery, Oskar Blues, The Bruery, and Breury Terreux. Federation will sell Utopia Planitia Red Rye and In The Weeds IPA.

Marin Brewery will have a Mt. Tam Pale Ale. Oskar Blues is pouring Mamas Little Yella Pils at the event. The Bruery will have Girl Grey and 10 Lords a Leaping on tap, and Bruery Terreux will offer Frucht Raspberry, Orchard Wit, and Frederick H.

Get your cameras ready to send some Noods!

Categories
#foodbeast Celebrity Grub FOODBEAST What's New

Ayesha Curry And Michael Mina Bring The Heat With Their Dungeness Crab Tom Kha

Ayesha Curry and Michael Mina’s International Smoke has been the talk of the Bay Area restaurant scene since its recent opening. Now, the two culinary talents are teaming up to twist up Tom Kha, a classic Thai soup, with some SF inspiration.

This spicy and sour soup is made with coconut milk and gets a unique addition straight from Fisherman’s Wharf: tender pieces of Dungeness crab meat. The sweet, seafood notes from the crab harmonize with the hot and acidic notes coming from the Tom Kha to create a well-balanced dish with flavor and hype to spare.

Curry and Mina’s Dungeness Crab Tom Kha is being made for Noods Noods Noods Oakland, Foodbeast’s AYCE Asian food festival presented by Nissin Cup Noodles and taking place on Saturday, April 7th, 2018 in Oakland, California. You can catch the Tom Kha in the all you can eat section of the festival.

Curry and Mina have also crafted a craveworthy side to pair with their Dungeness Crab Tom Kha: Coconut curry cornbread, slathered with a spicy honey butter. Dunking this Southern staple into the soup is gonna be an absolute must.

If this unique blend of Southern and Thai cuisine tantalizes your tastebuds, make sure to get tickets to one of the two AYCE sessions of Noods Oakland to try this item out for yourself. There’s also tickets available for the buy-as-you-go Marketplace, for those interested.

Categories
Drinks FOODBEAST Sweets What's New

The Boba Guys Drop An Exclusive Strawberry Horchata Milk Tea For One Day Only

If you’re from San Francisco, you know that Boba Guys is THE place to go for high-quality boba milk tea. The brainchild of Andrew Chau and Bin Chen is now dabbling in the food festival game with an exclusive Strawberry Horchata Milk Tea.

strawberry horchata milk tea

Photo: @cyneats

This fusion of horchata and milk tea can be found at Noods Noods Noods Oakland, Foodbeast’s AYCE Asian Food Festival presented by Nissin Cup Noodles taking place on Saturday, April 7th, 2018 in Oakland, CA.

The Boba Guys sling in a generous portion of their trademark chewy tapioca balls. A strawberry puree is poured on top, followed by a signature horchata.

This drink isn’t just all flavor, though, as it delivers big time on appearance as well. The puree and horchata have differing densities, so they layer on top of each other for a strikingly contrasted beverage. After getting photos of the unmixed version, you gotta shake everything together to get a uniform, vibrant pink that looks like a whole other drink, but tastes just as good.

The Boba Guys will be selling the Strawberry Horchata Milk Tea exclusively in the AYCE section of Noods Oakland, which will occur in an afternoon (3:30 PM) and evening (7:30 PM) session. Tickets to those sessions, along with the buy-as-you-go Marketplace, are available on the Noods Noods Noods website.

Categories
#foodbeast Adventures Cravings FOODBEAST Restaurants SPONSORED

San Francisco’s Farmhouse Thai Just Created Spicy Volcano Cup Noodles

There’s an overwhelming feeling of independence when preparing your own Nissin Cup Noodles. We all know someone who has their own special way of preparing it, by adding an array of special spices – or even a favorite hot sauce – that will transform any cup into a personalized masterpiece.  

Regardless if you’re a novice at-home cook, or a classically trained chef, the personal connection to a meal you can cook yourself is a rewarding feeling.

For Kesem Saengsawang, owner and executive chef at Thai Farmhouse Kitchen in San Francisco’s Mission District, Nissin Cup Noodles played a significant role in his childhood and still does today.

For Saengsawang, the spicier the cup, the better – that’s what he had in mind when Thai Farmhouse Kitchen partnered with Original Cup Noodles, thus conceptualizing the Volcano Dream Cup Noodles.

After one bite, this flaming hot noodle dish will be burned into your memory forever in the best way possible. This fiery cup of steamy noods is made with a juicy slow-cooked beef rib, and pan fried noodles tossed in a spicy Thai devil sauce, with bird’s eye chili, tamarind, cumin, garlic, onion and cilantro.  

Don’t miss out on this one-of-a-kind creation which will only be available inside the All-You-Can-Eat Section at FOODBEAST’s Noods Oakland presented by Nissin Cup Noodles on April 7th. Visit www.noodsfest.com for more information or to purchase tickets.


Created in partnership with Original Cup Noodles

Categories
#foodbeast Cravings Culture FOODBEAST

Every Single Newsworthy Item At Foodbeast’s NOODS NOODS NOODS Fest

This weekend, Foodbeast is hosting its second annual Asian food festival: NOODS NOODS NOODS presented by Original Cup Noodles. The event on Saturday, January 27th will have some of Southern California’s dopest chefs, restaurants, and breweries lining the street with food and merriment, with a bustling Super Smash Bros. tournament unfolding inside the Esports Arena.

As tradition has it at Foodbeast festivals, chefs and restaurateurs have taken to create 20+ different and exclusive menu items across the all-you-can-consume VIP and buy-as-you-go Marketplace sections. Some restaurants, like festival regular Bruxie, often use the festival as a playground to trial items that may later appear on their permanent menu.

In between stuffing your face with iconic noodle dishes and craft brews from some of the area’s most sought after brewers, attention will also be on one of the largest Super Smash Bros. tournament in the area. Inside the walls of the Esports Arena, hundreds of competitors will duke it out over a cash prize pool listed in the thousands. If you’re interested in a last minute signup to strut your Smash Bros. skills, sign up on the Smash.gg website!

Those of you checking out the intense Super Smash Bros. tournament at the Esports Arena and perusing the NOODS marketplace will want to have a guide to take you through the gauntlet of noodle deliciousness in store.

The all-you-can-consume VIP section is filled with so many unique eats you’ll want to pace yourself to really achieve full satisfaction. Luckily, we’ve got all the deets right here for y’all to peruse. This list right here showcases every exclusive eat that’ll be available in the Marketplace and VIP sections of the festival.

Official event information and tickets are available on noodsfest.com. We also recommend following the Noods OC Facebook Event Page and our regularly updated @NoodsNoodsNoods Instagram.

MARKETPLACE

A lot of the following Marketplace vendors will be selling more than one item, we are just highlighting the exclusive menu items only available at this event.

Norigami Tacos

jumbo cheesy ramen eggrolls

Norigami’s menu will be featuring these cheesy seafood ramen eggrolls. Bacon, imitation crab, cream cheese, and ramen are all stuffed inside of these on-the-go bites. Norigami’s exclusive item is a creative mashup of crab rangoons, ramen, and egg rolls.

The Mad Dumpling Truck

Mad Dumpling is serving up a hefty portion of pan-fried bulgogi beef dumplings in the NOODS marketplace. They’re served in a bed of sesame gochujang noodles and garnished with scallions, kimchi, and sesame seeds.

Drizzle Inc.

Matcha Kit Kats and Pocky crown Drizzle’s epic dessert, a sesame ice cream funnel cake cone. Coconut jelly, sprinkles, whipped cream, and condensed milk round out the toppings on this sweet tooth-busting treat.

The Milky Way

Catering company The Milky Way is selling a karaage chicken ramen cone that’ll leave you starstruck. The actual cone is a ramen-infused waffle, and even more noodles come stuffed into the cone with the Japanese fried chicken. There’s also kimchi on top to turn up the heat on this trendy fusion of fried chicken and ramen.

The Tri Tip Man

California barbecue meets Chinese noodles in the Tri Tip Man’s sweet and spicy tri-tip lo mein. The meat and noodles are drenched in two different sauces: a sweet and spicy plum sauce and a zesty sesame drizzle.

Ninjas With Appetite

On top of a brand new teriyaki surf and turf ramen that’ll be making its exclusive debut at NOODS, Ninjas with Appetite will also be selling their internet-famous teriyaki cheesesteak burrito, giving you a chance to try one if you’ve been missing out on the opportunities so far.

Haute Sandwich Hut

Haute Sandwich Hut will be serving up a special surf & turf burrito in the NOODS Marketplace. They’re made with shrimp, steak, lettuce, tomato, onion, cilantro, Top Ramen, sour cream, black beans, shredded cheese, and pico de gallo.

Megadon

A whole fresh soft-shelled crab is served up in Megadon‘s Marketplace offering. The deep-fried shellfish is served on top of a bed of curry udon noodles, made with carrots, onions, and garlic butter.

Red Envelope

noods marketplace

A nest of fried noodles is the final resting place for an entire Cajun lobster before it makes its way into your mouth. Known as Red Envelope‘s Cajun Lobster Nest, it also comes with corn, cilantro, and a Cajun XO Sauce.

And for the thirsty, there will also be three special beers on tap for sale in the Marketplace:

The Bruery will be serving up their ‘Mischief’, a tropical and fruity Belgian-style Ale. The Good Beer Company will have ‘I Got This’, an American-style Pale Ale, on tap. Finally, Smog City Brewing will offer up ‘Little Bo Pils’, one of their brewed Pilsners.


VIP SECTION

Bruxie: Kickin’ Kimchi Ramen Waffle

With a noodle twist on their classic fried chicken and waffle sandwich, Bruxie’s VIP item consists of a ramen waffle bun, kimchi cheese sauce, pork belly, and their kickin’ chicken.

Ninjas With Appetite: Teriyaki Cheesesteak Ramen

Ninjas With Appetite created an epic Teriyaki Cheesesteak burrito that went viral in 2017. In that same vein, their teriyaki cheesesteak ramen will consist of teriyaki steak, and cheesy ramen noodles.

Belly Bombz Kitchen: Firecreacker Chicken Ramen Quesadilla

Belly Bombz is going crazy with a quesadilla made with ramen crepe batter. Stuffing it with their firecracker chicken, corn, cheddar, onion, and green onion makes their noodle mission complete.

Haute Sandwich Hut: Neapolitan Ramen Waffle

The exclusive dish from Haute consists of fried ramen noodles that are waffle-ized and topped with bits of Chinese chicken sausage, green onion, forbidden rice, and a sweet & sour drizzle.

Cali Tacos: Carne Asada Cup Noodles

Cali Taco’s owner, Josh Torres, has developed a special Carne Asada ramen that heralds his signature restaurant. The noodles come with carne asada, shredded cheddar, cabbage, pico de gallo, and cotija cheese, all topped with Cali Sauce.

Ten Asian Bistro: Spam, Eggs and Parmesan Cup Noodles

Ten Asian Bistro’s Andrew Molleda has given a breakfast-like twist to Cup Noodles. Spam, scrambled eggs, veggies, and ramen noodles are tossed together in a house Yakisoba sauce and Sriracha. That all gets topped off with quail eggs, more spam, and nori.

Starry Kitchen: Chili Crab Noodles

Starry Kitchen starts off with a live crab to make these noodles happen. The crab is fried then cooked in a spicy Chinese chicken stock. That sauce gets an egg scrambled in before getting ladeled over a pile of garlic noodles.

Clever Leaf: Stuffed Crab Claw Garlic Noodles

A traditional Chinese dim sum item gets elevated in this exclusive Clever Leaf item. Garlic noodles are stuffed into a shrimp patty, which is deep-fried with a soft shell crab claw sticking out of it.

Miyabi Uni: Miyabi Uni Ramen Bowl

Miyabi’s special Seafood Ramen Bowl is topped with uni, aka sea urchin. It’s made with a seafood ramen base and served with a spicy sauce that’ll make your tastebuds tingle.

Supernatural Sandwiches: Scallop and Bacon Mini Roll

scallop roll

An explosion of seafood flavor, this mini scallop roll comes with a plethora of toppings. Romaine lettuce, bacon, aguachile ponzu, and black garlic squid ink aioli all turn this sandwich into a mouthwatering, unique bite.

Mama Kristy’s: Mama Kristy’s Chicken Soto Ramen

A take on Indonesian Chicken Soto, a herbal broth made with onions and other aromatics is served alongside chicken and egg to make this Chicken Soto Ramen a prime option.

The Pie Hole: Yakisoba Pot Pie

The Pie Hole is putting a unique Japanese twist on their classic pies. Their Yakisoba Pot Pie consists of yakisoba noodles, steak, cabbage, and yakisoba sauce packed into a mini pie crust.

Megadon: Mini Poke Bowl

A post shared by MegaDON (@eatmegadon) on

If you’re looking for a quick refreshment from all of the starchy noodles, Megadon will have some fresh poke bowls available in the VIP section as a neat palate cleanser.
__________

Red Envelope: Summer Spring Rolls

Sure it’s not summer anymore, but that doesn’t mean you can’t sink your teeth into Red Envelope’s vibrant Summer Spring Rolls. The rolls are wrapped with ingredients like steak strips, peppers, onions, cilantro, vermicelli, strawberries, and avocado inside.

Sgt. Pepperoni’s x Oak & Coal collab: Pizza Dough Dumplings

Sgt. Pepperoni’s Pizza store teamed up with Oak & Coal in Costa Mesa to make a pizza dough dumpling filled with organic pork belly, chicken, tofu, kimchi, and mozzarella cheese.

En Tu Boca: Ramen Crusted Chicken Wings

Wings are the ultimate party food. What better way to kick off the festivities than to crush a few dozen of these ramen-crusted chicken wings from En Tu Boca? Remember, there’s no wrong way to eat a chicken wing.

We haven’t seen what these babies look like yet, but if they’re anything like the name indicates, we’re going to have a good time.

Jinny’s Pizzeria: Cheesy Corn Pizza

If you need a brief break form the noodle action, you can grab a slice of pizza, because who can say no to pizza? Jinny’s Pizzeria will have cheesy corn pizza slices on deck for the masses.

__________

VIP DESSERTS

The Dirty Cookie: Ube and Matcha Cookie Shots

Not only will TDC bring its Matcha Green Tea Cookie Shot, but it will be making an exclusive Ube Cookie Shot, as well.
__________

The Loop: Lil Loop Churros

The Loop will be bringing its popular churros to Noods Fest, but in mini form. Fans can choose between an ube glaze churro with shredded coconut, a cinnamon churro with pineapple glaze, and a matcha glaze churro with almonds.
__________

Creamistry: Choco Pie Nitro Shake

Creamistry’s signature nitrogen infused “NitroShake” will be garnished with Choco Pies, marshmallows, and whipped cream.

__________

Hint Water will keep everyone hydrated in VIP!

Pass the hint please 🤜

A post shared by Hint (@hint) on

 

There will also be five breweries inside the VIP section offering up a variety of unique beers. Twenty Eight, Towne Park Brewery, Bruery Terreux, The Good Beer Company, and Smog City Brewing will all be on tap. Bruery Terreux will have their Fredereick H., The Good Beer will serve a Fiesta Farmhouse Ale, and Smog City Brewing will have a beer known as Sabre Toothed Squirrel.

If you haven’t gotten tickets yet to the Marketplace or VIP section and want to get one (or all) of these items, make sure to snag some before heading to NOODS NOODS NOODS!

Categories
#foodbeast FOODBEAST Restaurants

Black Garlic And Squid Ink Aioli Elevate This Scallop Roll To The Next Level

Scallops are definitely in the conversation for the tastiest shellfish you can buy. Their faint sweetness, combined with a succulent flesh and light oceanic aroma make for an irresistible bite that’s worth the cash. One of the more underrated yet delicious ways to enjoy this mouthwatering mollusk is in a buttery, toasted roll, and one restaurant is pushing the bounds of deliciousness on that simple combination.

scallop roll

San Diego’s SuperNatural Sandwiches has brought out the best of the shellfish in their scallop roll, available exclusively at Foodbeast’s Asian food festival, NOODS NOODS NOODS presented by Original Cup Noodles and taking place on Saturday, January 27th, in Santa Ana, CA.

SuperNatural’s fantastical recreation of the scallop roll pairs tender scallops with romaine lettuce, ponzu aguachile, and a buttery brioche bread. But what truly elevates it to new heights is the deep black aioli garnishing the top. It’s made with squid ink and black garlic, giving a briny back note and fermented, umami punch to the sandwich.

This scallop roll is definitely a seafood lover’s dream, and is worth a stop to the VIP section of NOODS NOODS NOODS to try it. You can get tickets for that all-you-can-consume session, or for the buy-as-you-go Marketplace, here.