August 8, 2013
Burger Bun and Black Label at NoodleCat. Best $3.50 you can spend in downtown Cleveland (during their daily happy hour).

Burger Bun and Black Label at NoodleCat. Best $3.50 you can spend in downtown Cleveland (during their daily happy hour).

April 26, 2013
Butcher’s Bun at NoodleCat inside the West Side Market

I’ve recently moved into a new place; and with that I’ve made a new commitment to going to the market regularly. I’m trying to source as much of my food from there as possible. 

On a recent stop, I couldn’t help but get some of the ready-to-eat snacks. NoodleCat’s Butcher’s Bun changes on a daily basis, and on the day I went it included: Corned Beef, Spicy Mayo, and Creamy Slaw.

Butcher’s Bun at NoodleCat inside the West Side Market

I’ve recently moved into a new place; and with that I’ve made a new commitment to going to the market regularly. I’m trying to source as much of my food from there as possible.

On a recent stop, I couldn’t help but get some of the ready-to-eat snacks. NoodleCat’s Butcher’s Bun changes on a daily basis, and on the day I went it included: Corned Beef, Spicy Mayo, and Creamy Slaw.

September 11, 2012
Hokkaido Ramen at NoodleCat in Downtown Cleveland, Ohio
Roasted pork, butter, chili oil, corn in a miso-corn broth
After many Sunday Happy Hours here, I’ve gotta say that this is probably my favorite noodle dish on the menu. Rich, but spicy. Plus, it has pulled pork in it - so come on. Corn in soups is always a winner for me (like this one from Zola in Washington DC); and this was no different.
[Previously: Steam Buns]

Hokkaido Ramen at NoodleCat in Downtown Cleveland, Ohio

Roasted pork, butter, chili oil, corn in a miso-corn broth

After many Sunday Happy Hours here, I’ve gotta say that this is probably my favorite noodle dish on the menu. Rich, but spicy. Plus, it has pulled pork in it - so come on. Corn in soups is always a winner for me (like this one from Zola in Washington DC); and this was no different.

[Previously: Steam Buns]

February 21, 2012

Steam Buns at NoodleCat in Cleveland, Ohio

Can’t vouch for chef Jonathon Sawyer’s (yes! A Cleveland food person with a tumblr!) Japanese noodlebar’s namesake dishes. However, I can say that the steambuns are insanely delicious. Even better than the buns are the deals during happy hour. Noodlecat’s happy hour(s) run until 7pm (and after 9pm) daily, and all day Sunday.

For $2, you can get a bun stuffed your choice of six fillings. I (eventually) had five buns, including the BBQ Pork (twice) and the Burger. I was incredibly full. The happy hour specials also include $1 Black Labels, $3 Drafts, and $4 Well Cocktails.

There’s no doubt about it… I will be making many return visits, especially when I begin my new job in May, since it’s less than two blocks away.

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