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The Hot List: Oodles of Noodles

Jun 03, 2019 11:14AM

As far as food fads go, the toothsome noodle is here to stay. Be it in broth or tossed in sauce you’ll never tire of the many ways to savor this starchy carb. So, grab a fork (or chopsticks) and dig in! 

Penne Pomodoro and Gourmet Italian Sausage

Rosati’s in Roseville has an entire specialty pasta section that includes mouthwatering choices like lasagna, four cheese ravioli, and fettuccine alfredo, but their Penne Pomodoro and Gourmet Italian Sausage takes the cake. Perfectly al dente penne, combined with a juicy pork sausage that has the slightest hint of paprika, carefully prepared pomodoro sauce, high-quality EVOO, shaved asiago, and fresh parsley makes for a deliciously decadent lunch or dinner. Buon


I could eat sushi all day, every day, but it’s nice to break the monotony once in awhile with a humble bowl of Ramen. Hisui Sushi in Folsom has a rendition of this Asian comfort food that involves fresh, handmade noodles swimming in a luscious shoyu broth with slivers of pork, egg, fish cakes, and vegetables (spinach, green onions, and carrots). You’ll want nothing more (well, maybe a nap) after slurping every last drop of this soupy goodness.

Drunken Noodles

Seems like everyone and their grandma loves Drunken Noodles. What’s not to love? Flat, chewy rice noodles with a substantial bite to them are tossed in a spicy-sweet sauce that’s accompanied by onions, chilis, garlic, and veggies with your choice of protein. At El Dorado Hills’ Chantara Thai Cuisine, the noodles are perfectly coated in the aforementioned sauce and pack on the flavor with tons of garlic and fragrant Thai basil, making for a perfect pad kee

Hot Chelelo Pasta

If you like it hot and with a twist, check out Bricks Eats & Drinks’ Hot Chelelo Pasta in Placerville. Fettuccini is tossed with jumbo shrimp, chipotle peppers, garlic, white wine, basil, and green onions then simmered in a cheesy tomato sauce. This meeting of two cuisines produces a dish like none other. Finish it off with some garlic bread and a glass of wine (or maybe a cerveza?) and you’ve got yourself a memorable meal.

Northern China Chow Mein

Chow down on some chow mein at Folsom Palace (locations in Folsom and El Dorado Hills). Their Northern China Chow Mein brings the East to us Westerners with thin flour noodles that are steamed just right and stir-fried with cabbage, onions, broccoli, mushrooms, and carrots. They offer umpteen protein versions but sometimes keeping it simple with veggies is the way to go. You get to enjoy tasty noodles and half a farmers’ market on your plate. It’s a win-win!


By Tara Mendanha  //  Photos by Dante Fontana