rates local restaurant table scraps
PA 19355 || 610-296-7711
noodle soups & cuisine
Mon. -Thurs. 11 AM - 9 PM.|
Fri. -Sat.:11 AM - 10 PM.
West Chest Pike
West Chester, PA 19382.
not cat accessible |
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.
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."
what seemed like one of my entire lives, I awaited their return from Bamboo
restaurant. Of course, I slept to kill the time.
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.
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 things).
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.