A New Menu (And Hours) For Cheu Noodle Bar


It’s not like the menu at Cheu Noodle Bar is ever anything like constant, but still. A menu change at Ben Puchowitz and Shawn Darragh‘s noodle bar is still something worth paying attention to. Know why? Three words.

Al pastor dumplings.

Those dumplings (served with pineapple, queso fresco and green chile oil) are joined by a bunch of other newcomers to the small plates menu. Check it out:

Small plates:
Fried Asparagus – crab & shrimp balls, yuzu hollandaise
Grilled Scallion Rangoon – goat cheese, almond romesco
Pan Fried Tofu Gyoza – wasabi, soy cucumbers, pickled ginger
Al Pastor Dumplings – pork, pineapple, queso fresco, green chili oil
Early Tomato Salad – tofu, umeboshi vinegar, thai basil oil

And there are also a couple of new entries on the noodle side of the board, including a cold cucumber miso with avocado, and a cold udon Italiano with thai basil, almond pesto, tofu ricotta and an eggplant tapenade. Oh, and then a new rice bowl, too: bacon kimchi, with bacon katsu, pickles and Korean barbecue sauce.

The guys from Cheu also let us know that they’re now opening the joint up a half-hour earlier for lunch (so at 11:30am), which ought to be good news for those of you who just can’t wait an extra 30 minutes for bacon katsu and shrimp balls.

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