I was called for jury duty again. I find it to be extremely frustrating. Not because I have anything against my civic duty. I’ve actually served on a jury. I was even the foreperson. I found it actually quite interesting. I just find the process of jury selection so terribly time-consuming and inefficient. It should be quick. But instead, you spend most of your time just sitting. Then you sit some more. And then a bit more. Ok, enough yammering. Eventually, after my belly started eating itself, they excused us for lunch. So I walked myself down to Nooddi. It turns out to be a little local chain, with 6 locations in total in the delaware valley. They have a nice lunch special deal so that’s what I went with. For my soup I got the ravioli soup, which included two shrimp and chicken dumplings, mixed veggies, and a light broth. This was pretty decent. The dumplings were tasty and the veggies were nice and fresh. The broth was very light, not greasy, like typical wonton style soups.
For my appetizer, I got the thai salad (som tam), which was supposed to be shredded cabbage, carrots, tomatoes, and peanut tossed with Thai seasoning lime juice. There was definitely cabbage and carrots, but I had one small piece of tomato and no peanuts. And the thai seasoning lime juice was pretty much just fish sauce slightly watered down a bit. I think they could have done a lot better. And that could have started with giving me a bit more tomato and you know, actually having peanuts. And I tasted no lime. But I’m pretty much a big sucker for any type of cabbage salad, so I still enjoyed it.
For my entree, I went with the Pad Se Ew. Chicken, wide jumbo rice noodles, veggies, and egg, in a sweet soy seasoning. This type of noodle dish is my crack. I just love it so. It’s so easy and simple, with such few ingredients, but they just work so well together. I love the soft earthiness of the noodles and the slight crunch of the lightly stir fried veggies. Although, I’m not a big fan of baby corn. They could have totally left that out! Service was ok. It was a little later than typical lunch time so it wasn’t very crowded. And my food came out pretty quick. It’s a nice option for the downtown Media crowd.