rates local restaurant table scraps
245 Lancaster Avenue
Malvern, PA 19355
noodle soups & cuisine
Mon. -Thurs. 11 AM - 9 PM.
Fri. -Sat.:11 AM - 10 PM.
1502 West Chest Pike
West Chester, PA 19382.
not cat accessible
My two-legged housemates have been on this
quest to find unusual and tasty Asian food for a couple of years.
The female (we'll call her Rainy from here on out) was born on
an even numbered day. So according to their tradition, on this
particular May 6, she was entitled to the choice of where to go.
Rainy, who appreciates a nice cocktail
at dinner, asked the male (Tomcat is how I remember his name)
if they should pick a restaurant that serves liquor. Being the
one born on an odd numbered day, he declined to offer his opinion.
Only after she repeated her question (much like I repeat my reasonable
requests for whatever in in the big white box that they are always
eating from), that Tomcat said, "why don't we just go there and
eat our meal, and we can come back here & pop open this
Australian Chardonnay and watch a dvd." Rainy replied, "or we
can take it there to the restaurant." Tomcat made one of his little
noises that I always associate with resignation (the same
resignation which comes after my very skilled vocalizing at 5:30
in the morning). He just said, "or we could do that."
For what seemed like one of my entire lives,
I awaited their return from Bamboo restaurant. Of course,
I slept to kill the time.
other reviewed restaurants:
True to form, and
lucky for them, they arrived with half a bottle of wine, and
a bag of goodies. This one contained the snow peas entree. It
was sauteed with abundant garlic and a light, very lickable
broth. Also in the box, I found scallops. They were steamed
or sauteed carefully and perfectly, and were so sweet. I'm a
sucker for scallops, and woe is the human who leaves a plate
of them on the table unattended!
This meal also contained some sweet red
peppers and green onions. It was served over rice (which I will
eat if it is flavored with something nice). This was a colorful
dish which was garnished with some fresh watercress. Rainy said
that she enjoyed eating this, but is was a lot of food.
Tomcat had eaten all of his entree. So
we can only go by what he said. It was the Banh Bon, a noodle
dish with some tofu, pork, shrimp, and crushed peanuts. It was
expertly prepared, and he said the shrimp were cooked delicately
and were sweet. The meal also had a little mint and a broth which
he did not lick (I can't understand why he doesn't just lick
Bamboo is becoming popular for its large
noodle meals, served in deep bowls. A couple of young families
were seated next to my humans, happily slurping their noodles
(more my style), and trying to contain their little humans within
the boundaries of their big corner booth. This is a very family-friendly
place. However, I prefer adult humans, myself.
I am giving the restaurant a rating of
four paws out of five. This is my highest rating for cuisine that
does not taste like mouse.