It was a bitter cold afternoon in NYC, a couple days after Christmas, and my brother, boyfriend and I needed a hot, soupy meal amidst all of my crazy packing (for my move to Brooklyn). I suggested going to Super Taste to try their beef noodle soup since my bro and I grew up eating a lot of tasty ones in Philly. Thought he’d enjoy trying it out with me, especially when they had fancy hand-pulled noodles.
When we got there, we walked into a tiny hole of a place, which was clearly all about the food, not the ambiance (what we expected). The only seats available were at the table right up in front – next to the door and window. There was no heat in the restaurant either, so we kept our jackets, hats and scarves on.
I ordered three beef noodle soups and three cokes in Mandarin since I couldn’t read everything on the big menu on the wall. I have no idea what all the different options were that they offered.
While waiting for our food, a table farther away from the door opened up, so we snatched it. Our food took a while longer than I expected, but maybe the chefs were having a hard time pulling those noodles that day. When our bowls finally arrived, like NY mag said, they arrived in plastic bowls. No biggie. I actually thought it was very clever since you could just ask for a lid and a bag and take it home if you didn’t finish it (which we didn’t). Very easy and efficient.
Onto the actual food – the broth was pretty bland. We added some chili sauce which made it a little better, but still nothing great. The noodles were definitely fresh, but, again, I wasn’t blown away. The beef was, well, beef. They added some spinach to the soup, but the bowl was definitely filled mostly with noodles. I mean, it was drowning in a never-ending amount of noodles.
I took my leftovers home for the next day, and, as an I’m-too-lazy-to-cook meal it was lovely. But I wouldn’t go back there again for that bowl of noodle soup, even if it’s only about $5. My bro says he thinks he went to a better one down the street. Will have to see if he remembers what that place was called and try it.
26 Eldridge Street (btwn Canal St. and Division St.)
New York, NY
Under $6 – It’s your lucky day!