Oodles of Noodles
From tacos and soups to wraps and curry, take a tour of Westchester's most inventive noodle dishes
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The noodle is a versatile food that has taken on many different shapes and dishes in various cuisines and cultures. Luckily for us, Westchester boasts some eclectic noodle options that will make your taste buds do a little dance. And what better way to close out National Noodle Month (yep, that’s a thing!) than with a tour of the area’s best offerings.
Curry Rib Tip Ramen at Roc-N-Ramen
This informal Japanese eatery is bringing all the flavors into unique dishes. Roc N’ Ramen is not afraid to mix bold and classic, especially with their ramen. Their curry rib tip ramen shines with powerful flavors and tender meat all with their comforting ramen.
The rib tips are prepared with house seasoning, herbs, and aromatics and marinated. Then they’re slowly cooked until they’re fall-off-the-bone tender. Once the meat reaches maximum tenderness, it’s drained and stored away. Made to order, the wok is heated on high, and the rib tip is tossed into your flavor/cook of choice; BBQ, curry, jerk, or grilled over ramen.
19 Anderson St
Crispy Duck Noodle Soup at Noodle Plus
A Thai restaurant serving a copious amount of different types of noodles? Pho-get about it!
You’ve got pad Thai, drunken noodle, pad see-ew, udon, and a bunch of noodle soups that’ll make sure your stomach is warm and satisfied. Although there are plenty of soups to choose from, you might want to feast your eyes on the crispy duck noodle soup. Crispy marinated duck is laid out on a bed of noodles in a light broth. The menu also offers the same soup but with wontons.
There’s also room to add extra noodles, different kinds of protein, and more vegetables.
245 Main St
The Levee Wrap at Beechmont Tavern
This well-known, classic pub offers your traditional pub food such as burgers, baskets of fries, and of course, drinks. But they offer more than just the standard. Their array of wraps, sandwiches, and even hot dogs offers good eats and full stomachs. When it comes to talking about noodles, they are not shy about using mac and cheese as a staple ingredient.
They’ve got a bacon mac and cheese hot dog, fried mac and cheese, and just a classic cup of it. But we’re putting the spotlight on a fan favorite, The Levee: a wrap stuffed with your choice of either a buffalo or BBQ chicken cutlet, crispy bacon, and of course, mac and cheese!
750 North Ave
Chicken Alfredo Tacos at Mt Kisco Diner
The Mt. Kisco Diner is known for its bold, unordinary yet delicious dishes. It’s no different for their untraditional tacos. Imagine angel hair pasta dressed in a creamy Alfredo sauce stuffed in a taco. The craziest part? The taco shell is a breaded and deep-fried chicken cutlet. The cutlet is so juicy and tender while the pasta is perfectly cooked. You’re basically eating an Italian taco and we’re here for it!
The diner has also created other noodle tacos such as ones stuffed with penne vodka and mozzarella, or one stuffed with macaroni and cheese and bacon in a buffalo chicken cutlet.
252 E Main St
Linguine Nere from Trattoria Vivolo
This quaint Italian restaurant has been a trademark restaurant in Westchester for over 14 years. Its unique setting of an original 1950s diner brings charm and class under one roof while serving regional-style Italian fare.
The Linguine Nere is not your traditional seafood pasta dish. The name simply translates to “black linguini,” and the reason it’s black is that the color comes from squid ink, giving the pasta a bit more of a rich, briny flavor. It’s topped with bay scallops, oven-dried tomatoes, asparagus, lemon zest, and fresh basil mixed with a light pesto sauce.
301 Halstead Ave
Kayla Garritano has been a freelance writer since 2017 when she graduated from Hofstra University with a degree in journalism and a double minor in creative writing and marketing. She now runs her own freelancing website, kaylagarritano.com, where she will happily flaunt her work in many different genres such as food, travel, lifestyle, and all things that make people laugh or smile. When she's finally done with the computer for the day, she enjoys keeping busy with friends and family. Whether it be attending a sporting event or concert, going to the gym, or just grabbing a drink, she doesn't know how to stay still.
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