This was a busy weekend, it just seems like we got almost nothing accomplished. Friday night we were lucky enough to spend the evening with our favorite little friends. We made chicken and broccoli stir fry and fried rice with the help of our friends. They did an excellent job of pouring and stirring. I will be sharing the recipe with you later this week.
Saturday I had enough of wearing sneakers, so we ventured to Squirrel Hill in search of shoes that I can wear with my foot injury. I injured my foot a few weeks ago and comfortable shoes are suddenly a big deal. While we were out, we checked out a new to us restaurant, the Ramen Bar. It was the perfect meal for a cold winter day in Pittsburgh. After, we headed over to Bloomfield to go to the butcher and Prantl’s to get some cake. For dinner, we met family at Nicky’s Thai Kitchen. Sunday was filled with cooking for the week and brunch at E2. Below is what we enjoyed at Ramen Bar.
Our waitress suggested the Tan Tan Men, pictured above. She said it was her favorite and another waiter said the same thing later. This giant bowl of ramen is slightly spicy (adjusted to your level of spiciness). It is rich and peppered with ground beef and spinach. Holy soup was this good. We loved this dish and both agreed that on our next visit it was what we would choose. The ramen came to our table piping hot with perfectly cooked noodles. It was the perfect lunch for a cold winter day.
The other dish we tried was a rice bowl. We chose the Kimchee Rice bowl with vegetables. I enjoyed the kimchee mixed into the rice, but I thought it lacked flavor. When sitting next the the Tan Tan Men, it was dull and boring. This might be a good choice for a dinner companion who does not enjoy spice.
This is the soup that comes with the rice bowls. I thought this was good as I love clear broth soups, but I would for sure choose the tan tan men instead. Overall, we loved our visit and will be back next time we are in Squirrel Hill.