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Send Noodz

Noodz. Where did this word even come from? Well, I’m sure with the slightly immature minds of many people out there, the word would appear sooner or later. I can’t pin point the exact date when it popped into my conversations with my good friend, Ken, but I definitely remember we joked around endlessly about noodz close to half a year to a year ago. We talked about eating noodles a lot, like it turned into a weekly thing. And of course, our minds needed to give it a better, shorter, more appropriate name, noodz.

Heather, from Hamilton Small Fries, and I put together this list of the many places to get handmade noodles in the Hamilton. Though they’re all from different cultures and all turn out different once they’re dished out, they serve a purpose – a carby, comfort food purpose. *Drool* So, where can you find handmade noodz in Hamilton?Read More »

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MeNami Toronto

MeNami

I’m sure you’ve seen pictures of Han Ba Tang‘s food all over Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Make sure you check them out if you’re into Korean fusion food and cocktails. Well, the owner, Chae, has ventured into Japanese food focusing on authentic oriental noodles with western sauces using modern presentation and featuring many different types of Sake. Chef Kevin Shin traveled to Kaga (the original town of udon) to train under the udon masters. The day before MeNami‘s grand opening, some foodies were invited to get a sneak peak at the menu.Read More »

Korea House

Korea House

I can’t count how many times I’ve been to this local joint because it’s just THAT fantastic. Korea House is located at Canon and Victoria in downtown Hamilton. They have very limited parking and sometimes you might be boxed-in in their square lot! Street parking is available or you can park across the street at Shoppers Drugmart. You’ll find Korea House signs at the front of the store but that’s actually their kitchen. The front door is accessible through the parking lot area (around the corner from the storefront).Read More »

Pork Dinner

Cha Me Cha

The restaurant is in the same plaza as T&T supermarket, so it’s pretty easy to find parking. Inside, you’ll find dark walls, hanging light fixtures and a refined taste in décor compared to a lot of Chinese cafes. Their menu focuses on afternoon tea and late night snacks. You’ll find lists of flavoured tea options, shaved ice, milk tea, snacks and a few main dishes. I came here with my family, grandparents, aunt and uncle.

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Sashimi Dinner

Ematei

My brother suggested we give Ematei a try when we were struggling to decide on a restaurant. It’s located right by OCAD U, which is where I attended university. During the four years living by my school, I would walk by the restaurant but I didn’t try it out! There is plenty of parking in the area, you can find street parking, underground parking and parking garages. The exterior of the restaurant really reflects traditional Japanese architecture. Banners and lanterns hang from the make shift shingle roof and it’s identified by 3 Japanese characters. Inside you’ll find a sushi bar near the entrance and an intimate dining space.Read More »

Tsukemen

Ryus Noodle Bar

This is one of three competing noodle restaurants in Baldwin Village. Their menu is minimal and clear, with beautiful photography. I haven’t been to a lot of ramen restaurants, but ordering was kinda different. Each ramen comes with a special sauce and there are six to choose from. They recommend that you add the special sauce after you’ve eaten half of the ramen. It allows you experience a different flavour of your noodles! Interesting!Read More »