Recap: The Buddha Boys Prairie Noodle Pop-Up

The Buddha Boys Ramen Bowl

Looking back at the month of March, I’m happy to say that my favourite and most memorable meals have been at pop-up events or were over brunch. I’ll get around to those brunch posts later, but a recap of the latest (and my first!) The Buddha Boys’ pop-up is warranted right now. Hosted at Prairie […]

Prairie Noodle Shop: Ramen is Home

Prairie Noodle Shop: Prairie Pork

I don’t even know where to begin for this post on Prairie Noodle Shop. If you had a chance to attend any of their four pop-up events over the past two years or follow my recaps, Prairie Noodle Shop (or PNooSh as I’ve come to know it as) is no stranger to you. For those […]

Recap: Prairie Noodle Shop Pop-Up #4

Prairie Noodle Shop: Meat and Potatoes Tsukemen Ramen

Goodbye. Say goodbye to the emotional roller coaster of getting tickets to the exclusive Prairie Noodle Shop ramen pop-up. Since October of last year, the events have sprung up every few months or so and sold out within minutes as Edmonton ramen lovers scrambled for one of the 100 bowls. Say goodbye to the anxiety […]

Recap: Prairie Noodle Shop Pop-Up #3

Prairie Noodle Shop Pop-Up #3: Vegetarian Cheese Miso Ramen

I’ve been waiting for three long months for some Prairie Noodle Shop ramen, their last pop-up in November. Proclaiming that I was on #TeamChicken* versus #TeamPork was a tough call for me and to be honest, when I heard that their third set of 100 bowls would be vegetarian, I didn’t know what to think. […]

Recap: Prairie Noodle Shop Pop-Up #2

Prairie Noodle Shop: Fried Chicken Wing

Oh Prairie Noodle Shop, you’ve done it again. You’ve gone and taken ramen, a traditional Japanese noodle dish, thrown it with locally souced ingredients and a sprinkle of magic to make yet another bowl. Was that too much? I’m not a journalist or writer so I don’t know how else to grab your attention. Here’s […]

Recap: Prairie Noodle Shop Pop-Up #1

Prairie Noodle

For those of you who missed the Prairie Noodle Shop pop-up this last Saturday night, have no fear, a recap is here! And if you don’t even know what I’m talking about, here’s a quickie for you: ramen done right, noodles and broth from scratch, made from local ingredients with an Alberta twist. If you […]

Kiwado Japanese Cuisine: A Hidden Ramen Gem

Kiwado: Shio Tonkotsu Ramen

Kiwado Japanese Cuisine brings tonkotsu ramen, alongside an expansive Japanese menu, to central Edmonton. For a long time, heading north on 101 Street provided familiar sights. Long gone is the old Sapporo Sushi sign, the large all you can eat advertisement now replaced with Kiwado Japanese Cuisine’s banner. I honestly didn’t think twice about it, […]

Recap: Dumpling Pop-Up with Mai Nguyen & Jordan Levin

Dumpling Pop-Up: Pho Tortellini in Broth

Master Chef Canada Season 4 finalists Mai Nguyen pairs up with Winnipeg’s Jordan Levin, a dumpling pop-up at Prairie Noodle Shop. It wasn’t that long ago that I attended Edmonton’s Mai Nguyen’s first pop-up event. It was so impressive that I couldn’t miss out on her dumpling pop-up, a collaboration with fellow contestant Jordan Levin. […]

Recap: Master Chef Season 4 Finalist Mai Nguyen’s Pop-Up

Mai Nguyen's Pop-Up: Beef Carpaccio

Edmonton’s own Master Chef Canada Season 4 finalist Mai Nguyen hosted her first pop-up at Prairie Noodle a couple of weeks ago. Plates featured twists on Vietnamese classics and showcased Mai’s passion for food. Prairie Noodle Shop once started out as a pop-up concept and since then has been a supporter of young cooks and […]

Tokiwa Ramen: Light & Local in the Brewery District

Tokiwa Ramen: Black Garlic Ramen

Tokiwa Ramen is Edmonton’s latest noodle shop and is representing some of the more local fare at the new Brewery District. Promising only 150 bowls a day, this ramen joint is creating buzz in the city. Edmonton’s Brewery District is quickly becoming a dining hubbub thanks to grocery anchor Loblaw’s City Market and franchises like […]