Oodles of Noodles – Pho and Ramen in Boston – APEX EXPO and The Lufthansa Flying Lab
In this adventure
- A call from Germany
- Off to Heathrow T2. Wait. Terminal 2??
- LH2473 London Heathrow to Munich Airport
- Exploring innovation on the ground at Munich Airport
- LH424 Munich to Boston with Lufthansa and Recaro Aircraft Seating
- Into Boston, The Holiday Inn Bunker Hill
- Exploring Boston
- Robot and Bowl Food – Exploring Spyce… and lessons for the Passenger Experience?
- Oodles of Noodles – Pho and Ramen in Boston
- The APEX Conference and Expo – What you missed
- Back to Boston Logan International airport
- LH423 Boston Logan to Frankfurt-am-Main
- The joy of Frankfurt Airport
- LH924 Frankfurt to Heathrow… with a neo
- Train? Thataway
- The outlook for the next six months
Food glorious food! (Part 2)
I’m going to continue a trend I did in the San Francisco trip report – and do some food reviews. And there are some rather interesting experiences along the way. Stick tight… this could be infesting. As well as hunger-inducing… Now to part two, where we focus on food… and not passenger experience.
Now, onto the Pho.
Pho? Pho not?
Pho Pasteur – $11.15 Tax for a bowl of Pho and Diet Coke.
Those who know me know I love noodle soup in many different forms. Be it instant noodles, rice noodles, pho, ramen, and so on.
And who doesn’t love a bowl of Pho? I’ve been in and out of my local branch of Pho in Birmingham a fair bit, but it’s always good to try Pho from elsewhere. And on one trip to Boston, I remember this being more than passable in Boston at Pho Pasteur in Chinatown.
Well. I never found a bowl of Pho I didn’t like.
Pho Pasteur is just down the road from the Chinatown MBTA station for those who are lazy. Or an easy walk from South Station.
The place is a classic in its style, and service whilst isn’t cold is more than a little brusk. It’s not a place to dawdle, but to eat and go.
And that suits me to the tea.
A quick look through the menu showed lots of options – but I went for a Pho special beef noodle soup. With lots of different things.
There was a bit of a wait for the pho, but the condiments came and eventually – bowl came out.
A nice large bowl of Rice Noodle soup, with different sorts of meats and some tripe on top. I need to read the menu better
Nonetheless, the bowl was pretty tasty, with a nice broth and some good noodles. With the toppings – it’s a decent bowl.
And not pricey.
Overall: Service might not be the greatest, but the bowl of Pho is solid. Recommended for those who need non-spicy noodle soup.
Is it Lit? Lit ramen at Ruckas, Boston.
With the APEX conference coming to an end (and with no invite to some of the parties that were going on, I decided the best course of action was a simple one – Ramen.
Because I haven’t had enough Asian food this trip in the least.
I did a dig around and looked for some options, and Thrillist gave me a pointer at a modern Ramen joint- https://www.thrillist.com/eat/boston/best-ramen-in-boston Ruckus Ramen.
When a bowl of noodles and soup is described as “If the Wu-Tang Clan owned a noodle shop, it’d look like this”, it warrants an investigation.
I could have taken the Silver Line and walked from South Station. But I taxied over.
Mainly because I was lazy as heck.
Arriving near the shop, traffic was more than a little busy, so I got out and walked the final bit.
And lo. There was the ramen shop
Going in, it was clean and white with a few twists – and an open kitchen. Not that large too.
The menu gave a fair few options – but compact enough to know you were in a ramen shop, with the food to match.
I ordered a bowl of Lit Ramen, which is a Miso based ramen, made with (spicy miso broth, ground pork, soy, egg, nori, and “Ruckus” paste)
I’m down for that.
With in-shop made noodles, this promised to be a reasonable bowl of noodles.
Water is a help-your-self thing from a dispenser – I have no issues with that.
And after a short wait, my bowl of ramen came out. And whilst it wasn’t made by the Wu-Tan Clan, it as rather majestic.
Spicy Miso is a good mix for me – least of all it has the punch and warmth of Miso, whilst having a lot of kick to it. And the broth – whilst a little watery – kicked like a mule. The noodles were house-made – and tasted fresh with a nice firm bite. Combined with the topping it’s what I call a welcome bowl of ramen.
And welcoming bowls of ramen after award nights are good things. Whilst rest of the industry parties – I’m quite happy to sneak off into a corner and do some nibbling on the quiet
Starbucks Downtown Crossing.
$3.80 – Grande Americano.
Yes, there was Starbucks coffee. No, they didn’t get my name wrong, but they did lose my order. I could had gone to Dunkin… But I actually needed to get on with work whilst I was in Starbucks, as opposed to spending hours wincing over burnt coffee.
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