California / Cuisine / Food / Korean

Simple soup for the soul — Olympic Noodle Restaurant

A couple weeks ago I got sick. Stuffy, sore throat, coughing, the works! Andrew eventually caught it and I was not in the mood to cook so we tried a place I bookmarked on Yelp. The place was just a very casual Korean restaurant called Olympic Noodle where people were going ba-na-nas for the kimchi. Kimchi is kimchi.

…or so I thought.

When we got in, we got an order of chicken noodle soup and steamed dumplings (as recommended by Yelp users). The kimchi and cold daikon pickles came first. I was ready for my mind to be blown.

And it was… ・゜゜・. (  ゜◇    ゜)♡


All those descriptions about these being like crack was Spot. On.

I can’t even describe it! But I’ll try. They’re not sour, they’re almost savory and JUST. SO. GOOD.

The order of dumplings also came in a huge container and a lot of it.


These were juicy inside! Om nom nom!


The actual chicken soup comes in a HUGE container, almost like a pot. The noodles were chewy and tasted homemade. We both expected the chicken to be dry and stringy but it was moist and luscious! The broth was milky looking, pretty much guaranteed that it was going to be full of flavor. And it was (●´∀`●)

The serving should have been for three or four people but Andrew and I ate it all. It was bad — we were in a bad place after.


Chicken soup for your Seoul? Hahahahahaha

And the bill? $18.

With tax.



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