October 4, 2012
I love Tasty Hand-Pulled Noodles. No, really, I do. I used to eat there at least once a week (if not more) and I still go there now whenever I’m craving a bowl of noodles.
…But I have to admit the truth: It really isn’t THAT good.
I’m completely torn.
(Does that broth look like it has the deep hue of a rich beef noodle soup? Sadly, no.)
It’s their broth – their broth drags them down. Is it bad? No, but it’s not great either. It’s not savory, not rich, not meaty enough. (Luckily, it is also not very greasy so it’s great for a hangover, as I can attest.) It’s “meh” in liquid form; average at its best.
And it’s such a shame that the broth stinks cause I’m madly in love with their knife cut noodles! Those slivers shaved from a ball of dough with their thin, squiggly edges and thicker innards have the texture and chewiness that I crave. The springiness of the dough in each bite…if only I could fully enjoy it in a decent hot soup!
TL;DR: Go for the noodles, not for the soup.
Tasty Hand-Pulled Noodles
1 Doyers St
New York, NY 10013