Holy crap! Noodles on the West Side!

Noodle Club is back! While we are still not accepting applications for membership, there is one way into the club. Be born into it.

This is Delphi, known as Noodle Baby.

Because Noodle Baby doesn’t like to be kept up past her bedtime, we stayed close to her home. We checked out the relatively new 101 Noodle Express in the Culver City Westfield Shopping Center. It’s a fast food version of an actual noodle joint in San Gabriel Valley.

The Noodle Club deciding what to eat. Unfortunately they were out of  all of their sides and seafood. This is probably only a problem in a small setup like in a mall. Still it was disappointing not to be able to try the full range of menu items.

Beef Noodle Soup.

Dan Dan Mein.

Beef Rolls.

In an area where good noodles are hard to come by, 101 Noodle Express is a welcome sight. The noodles were a bit chewy, and I have a feeling that has something to do with the fact that everything is served in disposable plastic bowls that can’t take the heat. Other than noodles being a bit chewy, I was pleasantly surprised with the food, still maintaining a flavor pretty consistent to what I’m used to in other joints that serve these same dishes. It is an odd experience though to eat Taiwanese noodles without hearing anyone speak Chinese or worrying about whether the chef was picking his nose.

If you’re trapped on the West Side, 101 Noodle Express is definitely a place I would check it. It’s not going to blow your mind, but it will definitely provide a fix for your Taiwanese noodle cravings. Plus, what other noodle joint has five shoe stores in it?