Food Photos: Sake & a Hot Pot at The Noodle Shop in Downtown Asheville

Sake at The Noodle Shop in Asheville

I have to say, that out of all of the Asian food restaurants in the Asheville area, this little hole-in-the-wall noodle shop in downtown Asheville takes the cake for me when it comes to atmosphere, which directly contributes to my overall experience. I remember my mother taking me out to eat Chinese food in Brooklyn New York. There were plenty of to-go joints, but every once in awhile, we would sit at a more authentic Chinese restaurant, and I remember them being a lot like The Noodle Shop.

Hot Pot at The Noodle Shop in Asheville

Anyway, we eat here regularly. Not only is the atmosphere and staff awesome, but they are located in the center of downtown Asheville where all of the action is. So do not be surprised if you hear some busking, a protest happening, or a nun passing by on a bicycle.

House Sizzling Platter at Noodle Shop Asheville

I always like to get the House Sizzling Platter. So good!

You have so many great eateries around here also, including Posana, Rhubard, Salsa’s, Curate, Bomba, Limones, Farm Burger, and Hana Japanese; so this is a wonderful centralized location to eat your heart out!

Food Video: Korean Barbecue Tabletop Grilling in Asheville NC

Me and the family were hungry, so we headed to downtown Asheville and ended up having a great experience. I pulled my camera out to capture some foodie video footage, and I am glad I did.

When I first heard of Korean Barbecue, I quickly imagined pulled pork with some type of Korean barbecue sauce or something.  Not the case. By barbecue, it means grilling it, and if you want the full experience, then you should make sure you go to a Korean restaurant that has tabletop grilling. Luckily, Asheville has one. Now we have had this experience a couple of times, in China and also NYC, and each time there is something unique about each of the spots. At some Korean restaurants, you take your shoes off and you have floor seating where you sit down with some pillows around you and a table with a grill in the center.

The late Anthony Bourdain had said

“If I am an advocate for anything, it is to move. As far as you can, as much as you can. Across the ocean, or simply across the river. Walk in someone else’s shoes or at least eat their food. It’s a plus for everybody.”

If you live in the Asheville area, it may just be a quick ride across town to have this delicious cultural experience. I don’t know if they do reservations for the tables that have grills on top, but I would call them ahead (828) 785-1500 to see. You can also visit the Korean House website for more info.