Food Life

My Favorite Food

How were your weekends? The weather was amazing here in the Bay Area…again. It’s getting to the point where I’m massively afraid of what’s coming in winter just because we’ve gotten so many great weather days so far.

Today I wanted to share with you all my favorite food in the world. Not the prettiest looking but to me, the best tasting ever: spicy beef noodle soup. I have been obsessed since childhood and would have beef noodle soup multiple times a week if possible. I wanted to serve it at our wedding but my mother quickly shut that down, bringing forth sighs of relief from our caterers. I would give up chocolate before I gave up noodles. I would give up never being able to buy Chanel again. I would watch Battlefield Earth or some similarly horrible movie every week. Okay, I think you all get my point. I just think this dish is so awesome and I want to tell everybody to try it at least once.

I would love to hear then …. what all your #1, last meal on earth, favorite foods in the world are. If you feel the way about them that I do about beef noodle soup – well then, I need to try them!

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    October 24, 2011 at 12:24 pm

    Yum!! I love spicy beef noodle soup too. I've a few recipes to try out but couldn't find some of the ingredients for that (Chinese community is small here).

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    October 24, 2011 at 12:24 pm

    Looks so delicious <3


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    Make Mommy Chic
    October 24, 2011 at 12:36 pm

    Hi Katherine; I LOVE SPICY NOODLE SOUP. Okay, sorry for the caps, but that just shows my enthusiasm for this yummy dish! I actually love anything spicy and hot, so my last meal would be Indian, some butter chicken and saag paneer. I'm so hungry now ๐Ÿ™‚

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    October 24, 2011 at 12:50 pm

    OMG – spicy beef noodle soup is THE BEST!!! I can't get enough of it. Unfortunately, there aren't many places that make 'em good here in Montreal near where I live. boo.

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    Style Journey
    October 24, 2011 at 12:57 pm

    That looks absolutely delicious! My two favorite last meal on earth foods would be either tacos or beef pad thai! Heather

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    October 24, 2011 at 1:16 pm

    I loveeeee noodles as well! Haha my mum always sighs in despair when I request noodles for dinner every single night ๐Ÿ˜› My fav would have to be beef rice noodle (ho fun I think it's called?)

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    October 24, 2011 at 1:16 pm

    Looks absolutely delicious!! I love anything with soup and noodles… especially thick udon-like noodles!! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    October 24, 2011 at 1:21 pm

    Hey thanks so much for stopping by and commenting on my blog! This is quite a great recipe…it's an entire meal in one bowl! Do you have a recipe for this?

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    October 24, 2011 at 1:27 pm

    So delicious!


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    October 24, 2011 at 1:36 pm

    Is that bรบn bรฒ Huแบฟ? That's one of my absolute favorites, too. Beats pho, hands down! I love it so much that I make it myself even though I'm not much of a cook. I can live on this stuff! Just don't put any of those blood cakes in. lol

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    amy b.s.
    October 24, 2011 at 1:58 pm

    okay, this is on my list of things to try. it looks amazing.

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    October 24, 2011 at 2:15 pm

    Where do I get this!? What type of restaurant? It looks so yummy!!!

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    Monday to Friday
    October 24, 2011 at 2:22 pm

    mmmmmm delicious!

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    keepsakes. etc
    October 24, 2011 at 2:25 pm

    yummy.. is this the same as tan tan men? I love that spicy noodle soup! my most favorite food in the world is pizza =P

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    October 24, 2011 at 2:57 pm

    I used to love a very similar Korean version of this soup called Yu Kai Jang (or something like that). I don't eat red meat anymore, so unfortunately it's not in my life any longer ๐Ÿ™ I love pretty much anything in Indian and Thai restaurants, but I think my last meal on earth would be some crusty baguette, blue cheese, smoked almonds, grapes, and a good red wine ๐Ÿ™‚

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    October 24, 2011 at 3:14 pm

    omg yummy! i used to not eat beef,but recently started trying since i have low blood pressure,doctor recommended to eat beef. and i love beef soup noodle!! ๐Ÿ˜€ btw noticed the new layout,neat!

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    Anna G
    October 24, 2011 at 3:17 pm

    We could be best friends. I love noodles! I could go for some right now.

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    October 24, 2011 at 3:21 pm

    That soup looks sooo good!!
    I love all sorts of food and cuisines and now that I'm in SF I have been trying out all sorts of foods! I went to this hamburger place where people line up to get in! Crazy!

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    October 24, 2011 at 3:32 pm

    one of my faves! i love noodles too! yummmmmm

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    October 24, 2011 at 3:36 pm

    holy cow that looks amazing – any good places in SF to try?

    hmm… my favorite food can change depending on the season. so some creamy chicken tikka masala and fluffy garlic naan would do right now. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    Ann @ SoberFashionista
    October 24, 2011 at 3:55 pm

    I want some of that noodle soup! I am Asian so anything similar to this would be my fave! ๐Ÿ™‚

    I just saw your wedding photos… so lovely! Just followed your blog….

    Inviting you to visit my blog for a giveaway (photography related)… ๐Ÿ™‚

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    October 24, 2011 at 4:27 pm

    Mm yummy!!

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    October 24, 2011 at 4:33 pm

    Hehe, I remember your comment on my tweet when I had that for dinner a couple of weeks ago. ๐Ÿ™‚

    It's one of my faves, too! Actually, I love any kind of noodle in soup (pho, ramen, etc.). It's the perfect food to me!

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    Chic 'n Cheap Living
    October 24, 2011 at 4:53 pm

    Ooh is this the Taiwanese version? My husband is obsessed with Taiwanese cold noodles
    But I junk I could have pad Thai or bang mi for many, many meals!

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    October 24, 2011 at 5:03 pm

    this looks divine! Please post the recipe!

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    October 24, 2011 at 5:29 pm

    Haha I know EXACTLY how you feel about this!! (being TWnese myself). One can't not live without it, it's a fact ๐Ÿ™‚

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    DSK Steph
    October 24, 2011 at 5:42 pm

    That looks so yummy! I've been really enjoying this HK style brisket and noodle soup this past year. I can't get enough of delicious noodles in tasty broth. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    October 24, 2011 at 5:43 pm

    I am a sucker for noodles soups, hands down. I LOVE pho and I know I would love this soup – bonus points for the words "SPICY BEEF" before the word noodle!

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    signature mix
    October 24, 2011 at 6:10 pm

    That looks delicious. I love beef noodle soup. But my absolute favorite food is hummus with warm pita. I know, it's more of a dip than a meal but I have gone to middle eastern restaurants and just ordered hummus. Not quite sure I'd give up Chanel for it though.

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    Janice Liao Shiao
    October 24, 2011 at 6:37 pm

    We have the same favorite food. I love the Muslim kind with thick knife cut noodles, pickled mustard on top and a coke. Sigh…….I'm hungry!

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    Rites of Beauty
    October 24, 2011 at 6:55 pm

    Noodles are one of my favourite foods too. I love all kinds … egg, rice, wheat, pasta, thin, thick, different shapes … yum

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    October 24, 2011 at 7:14 pm

    OMG in total agreement! I love spicy beef noodle soup, plus pho and korean soft tofu soup or spicy seafood soup!!!! My mouth is watering…

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    October 24, 2011 at 7:20 pm

    YUM – if you're ever in Orange County, try checking out A&J if you haven't already…I was only recently introduced to it two weeks ago. Their spicy beef noodle is REALLY GOOD.

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    October 24, 2011 at 7:25 pm

    Wow! Maybe I could try with chicken as I don't eat beef xoxo

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    October 24, 2011 at 7:54 pm

    Snap! My all time fav food has to be noodles too, my parents tell me it was the only thing I asked for a toddler. I love it in soup with lots of vegetables or fried, whatever and other oriental variations of.
    Since last year I'm so happy that I've learnt how to make my own from scratch which is healthier for my kids who love it too – guess it's in the genes ๐Ÿ™‚
    So apart from that is has to be classic French or seafood Italian.

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    Jen @ redsolesandredwine
    October 24, 2011 at 8:03 pm

    Let's talk about how delicious that looks and how much I miss it! I haven't had it in years and it brings a tear to my eye. . . I live in Chicago and I would rather have none than bad beef noodle soup (which there is plenty of bad chinese food here). Noodles and noodle soups are my favorite food. Pho, Ramen (japanese fresh kind) and Beef Noodle soup. . . oh, I miss it.

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    October 24, 2011 at 9:21 pm

    Haha, I noticed the bรบn bรฒ Huแบฟ comment above. That's what I first thought of too. That used to be my absolute favorite Vietnamese dish, but don't eat it anymore now that I'm vegetarian. . . the vegetarian version is good too!

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    October 24, 2011 at 9:21 pm

    P.s. I'm liking the new site layout.

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    October 24, 2011 at 9:51 pm

    Hey new look?! I had to a double take! (I'm getting the itch to have a facelift over at my blog too…)

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    October 24, 2011 at 9:53 pm

    Love your new layout!

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    October 24, 2011 at 10:22 pm

    That looks so good. I'm such a fan of soup. It truly warms the soul also. My mom makes a great vegetable soup. I could eat it almost everyday! LOL Enjoy!

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    October 24, 2011 at 10:55 pm

    Katherine, i love beef noodle soup too!! And since you went to Berkeley like I did, I have to ask you if you ever tried China Village on Solano Ave…? We used to go there all the time with our church group–they had a really awesome chef from China. Best noodle soup I've ever tasted, although I'm no expert. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    October 24, 2011 at 11:48 pm

    @atthepatisserieomg no! How long has it been around? I remember we used to go to some other place off of Shattuck – like China Wall or something?

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    October 24, 2011 at 11:53 pm

    I haven't had the pleasure of trying this but I must…I mean it has spice and beef, it must be awesome!

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    October 25, 2011 at 12:17 am

    it was soo beautiful this weekend!!

    omg i love noodle soups like that! those are my faves, i just had pho this weekend!

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    October 25, 2011 at 1:20 am

    Looks so good! Did you or your mom make this?? If so, please share the recipe! I don't know what my last meal would be…I like all food! I'm sure it would entail a dessert of some sort. ๐Ÿ˜‰
    {mommy chic} design. style. kids. life.

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    Bravoe Runway
    October 25, 2011 at 1:57 am

    OOoo spicy beef noodle soup? My mom makes this, although her version is non-spicy and seriously you wanted to serve this at your wedding? LOL!

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    October 25, 2011 at 3:36 am

    funny, my friends and I were talking about last meals. I, of course couldn't decide right off the bat, but after my long list of a 10 course meal, I realized, Bo Nhung Dam (Vietnamese hot pot) is probably my absolute favorite go to food. :9 I had to make it the other day, and ate it 3 days in a row ๐Ÿ˜€

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    October 25, 2011 at 4:36 am

    HAHAHA! I can actually imagine serving a very small portion (i.e. espresso cup) of 'niu rou mien' at weddings.. it's THAT delicious! And the dessert post from before is OMG-YUM! I just attended TWO weddings this past weekend…I love the dessert part the most!

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    Maycie After Five
    October 25, 2011 at 4:49 am

    Oh. My. God! I can't even describe how good this looks. Asian comfort food is what I'm talking about! I think Monterey needs a noodle house. Like pronto!

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    October 25, 2011 at 6:38 am

    Yuuuuuuummmmmy! This looks perfect for the cloudy & foggy weather we've been having here in LA. I probably couldn't decide what would be my comfort food since I love homemade food, but if I had to choose, I would pick Thit Heo Kho Trung (Vietnamese Braised Pork with Hard-Boiled Eggs). When I was younger, my mom used to make it every week since it was one of my favorite dishes as a child (and I was a really picky eater)! There are different variations of it, but this blog make it the way my mom did:

    Check it out if you're interested in Vietnamese food! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    October 25, 2011 at 7:45 am

    OMG I love this stuff too!! Haha that with your wedding dress though.. you would totally get orange stains from the oil! :[

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    Chilly Chick
    October 25, 2011 at 10:37 am

    I am in love with your style and blogging! and congratulation to your wedding ๐Ÿ™‚
    thank you for your sweet comment-it means a lot!

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    Kate L.
    October 25, 2011 at 10:48 am

    I love it too! Delicious!

    Fashion Cat

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    October 25, 2011 at 11:26 am

    That looks really good!

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    October 25, 2011 at 6:50 pm

    Is it the Taiwanese beef noodle soup? IT LOOKS SO GOOD!

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    October 25, 2011 at 7:04 pm

    My last meal would undoubtedly have to be Bulgogi and Spicy Sesame Noodles from this local Korean Restaurant called Susie's Soba. I'm going to have to try this beef noodle soup for sure!

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    October 25, 2011 at 8:15 pm

    Hi there, I recently started to follow your blog and I absolutely love it! I thought I would comment on this because noodles are one of my favourite foods in the whole world too! Unfortunately its probably my #2 favourite (Ikura – Salmon Roe – on rice is my absolute #1). I dislike rice, but anything with ikura on it… gimmegimme!

    Keep up the great work!

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    October 26, 2011 at 12:16 am

    Dying over your white blazer. I am still looking for the perfect one! Pretty sure that I would be stealing this from you if I could. ๐Ÿ™‚
    Twitter: @GlamKitten88

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    October 26, 2011 at 12:27 am

    Girl that looks so freakin' delish! My tummy is growling for it!

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    Ale e Elis
    October 26, 2011 at 2:19 am

    Gorgeous look!!! Love your top!
    The food looks delicioius!

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    October 26, 2011 at 4:51 am

    lovely blog! i am now following!

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    gianna caputo
    October 26, 2011 at 5:08 am

    pho is my life ๐Ÿ™‚

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    October 26, 2011 at 11:16 am

    This noodles makes my mouth water.I love almost anything spicy and noodles is one of the list.I can relate to how you feel.I recently discovered chinese restau namely MA restaurant originally from Binondo, Manila (chinese community ) and they're in the business since 1958. Oh my the one I tried is the spicy beef wanton and incredibly delicious..just soup alone feels like heaven>:) I will keep coming back for sure and glad they branch out in malls.

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    October 26, 2011 at 8:03 pm

    For all who asked – the restaurant is called ASJ in San Jose- they have locations around the US and in Taiwan!

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    October 26, 2011 at 10:12 pm

    I feel this way about steamed head-on shrimps cooked Filipino style (tons of garlic and vinegar)… and definitely NOT the prettiest thing pictured or eaten in public. But you won't see me leave the table until the last shrimp is gone. Hahahaa!!!

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    November 17, 2011 at 5:45 am

    This is lightdays from tPF! When I used to eat beef, this was my favorite dish. The spicy beef noodles were so good… in fact these look so good right now haha.

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    November 17, 2011 at 10:11 pm

    Beef Noodles Soup is my absolutely favorite food! I love it and if you're in Vancouver, you should try it here too. We have so many versions from taiwan to beijing.

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