Thursday, April 28, 2005

Chicken Cold Noodles from 99 Ranch - Irvine

This is what I had for lunch recently. Picked it up from the 99 Ranch in Irvine (on Culver) for $2.99 in the refrigerated section. It was quite filling. In fact, I had to give the half I couldn't finish to a co-worker.

The ingredients are quite simple. Noodles, shredded chicken, shredded carrot, and shredded cucumber. The sauce is what makes the meal. It is a blend of peanut butter, sesame, soy and garlic. The garlic packs a powerful punch. A breath mint or a toothbrushing is required after this meal.

Here it is when it has been fully tossed.


At 2:34 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I like your blog because you don't just post about restaurants, but about interesting things to eat in general.

There is a cold tofu salad at 99 market (the one off Jeffrey). The tofu is sliced thin. Its really good.

So are the pig ears that are cut into strips. Heat it up and serve over rice with some of their soy sauce stewed eggs. MMMMMMmmmmm

Great tip on the chicken salad. For 3 bucks its a steal!!

At 8:34 PM, Blogger Diamond Dog said...

elmo: you and I have to pick some funky place and eat the exact same
thing and do a dual report! i think people would like that.

Something mildly adventerous?

I want to eat Donner Kabaps @ Coach Mediterranean in Huntington Beach.
I ate these in Germany all the time and have not been able to find
them since. Like a Gyro, but with different veggies and on a roll
instead of pita?

I also would like to try Indonesian Food. There was this place on
Katella in Orange and we would get Nasi Goring (sp?) a rice dish. It
was awesome. but other than that, I do not know what I would order.

I hope you link me on your blog.

yours in food,

Diamond Dog

At 8:10 AM, Blogger elmomonster said...

Thanks for your comments about my blog! That doner kebap sounds awesome...and I have no idea what it is. I just read the Chowhound post. And I think I might even try it for lunch today!

At 8:23 AM, Blogger elmomonster said...

Actually, I think I may have had doner kebap at a Turkish place in Queenstown, New Zealand. I think it was called "lamb doner". But it seems that in Queenstown, they wrapped up the whole thing like a burrito. And then they grilled it a few seconds to get a crust on the pita. It was delicious and filling. Lots of veggies, like tomatoes and a Turkish relish I forget the name of at the moment. Mmm, I need to get more of this!

As for Indonesian food, I recently did a review of a few places up in West Covina. A good place to get your feet wet is inside the Hong Kong Plaza there. Two Indonesian food vendors that you can try items from. Satay is always a good place to start, I think.

At 12:20 PM, Blogger Diamond Dog said...


If you wait until Tus. I can meet yo for lunch in HB.

At 2:18 PM, Blogger elmomonster said...

I think our search continues.

Before I was about to leave today, I checked out the "complete" menu Coach had online and it doesn't appear that they have the doner kebap there.

It may exist under a different name, but the item descriptions of what they offer doesn't match what I had as doner in New Zealand (especially the part with the grilling of the wrapped pita, the tabouleh filling, and the shaved lamb). Oh well, I may try it anyway sometime, but the prices suggests that it is a sit-down place, more appropriate for dinner.

At 3:38 PM, Blogger Diamond Dog said...

I called them and they said they have it!

However Kebaps are not that "adventurous". Similar to a Gyro. but would still like to go with you if you want.

PS. I talked to the old owener of my favorite Pho place and told him how much the changing of the recipe by the new owner of the broth sucks. He said he was going to talk to him. But he said the new owner is a "know it all" so it may be hard. But at least a glimmer of hope to once again eat good Pho close to me!

At 4:38 PM, Blogger elmomonster said...

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At 4:40 PM, Blogger elmomonster said...

The link didn't show up.

It's the Greek Island Grill on Bristol and Sunflower, next to the Carl's Jr. and Golden Spoon.


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