Celebrate National Noodle Day Oct. 6 with 5 Asian noodle dishes from local spots

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Nothing beats a warm bowl of ramen when it’s cold outside. Photo via Unsplash

I’m always in the mood for Asian food, but with the weather change recently, my cravings for a warm plate of pad thai and a bowl of pho went into overdrive. Thankfully, Oct. 6 is National Noodle Day, so I have the perfect excuse to order takeout. If you can relate, make sure to add these 5 restaurants + noodle dishes to your must-try list.

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6 places to get ramen in Birmingham, including Bamboo on 2nd

How good does this bowl of ramen look from Pho Pho in The Pizitz Food Hall?! Photo via The Pizitz on Facebook

Ramen: the ultimate noodle soup, my personal comfort food and the cure to any rainy day blues. Here are 6 places to find a warm bowl of ramen in Birmingham, plus our top menu picks from each.

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Eating in a Shu Shop

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From their pop-up, via @shushopbham on instagram

Would you eat at a Shu Shop? Birminghamians probably know the Red Pearl as where you go if you want an authentic Chinese experience. What about Japanese food? Birmingham hasn’t had any really authentic Japanese restaurants. But yesterday I attended a soft-launch of Shu Shop with some friends (one of whom lived in Japan for years during college), and the verdict has arrived. Continue reading “Eating in a Shu Shop”

Remember when Zagat named Birmingham one of the ‘hottest food cities’ in the US’? We’re still rocking the title.

Back in December Zagat named the Magic City as one of the nation’s top new culinary spots, ranking right up there with San Francisco, New York and Chicago. Since we were fortunate enough to nab this distinctive recognition from the world’s most exhaustive restaurant rating’s guide, Birmingham has added even more places to eat, drink and be merry in 2017

The Cuban sandwich from Cosecha Urban Kitchen. Via Cosecha Urban Kitchen.

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