TK Noodle: Crispy and Soft, Together at Last

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20735 Stevens Creek Blvd.
Cupertino, CA 95014
(408) 257-9888
http://www.tknoodle.com/share/cgi-bin/site.cgi?site_id=tknoodle&page_id=home

Sorry we haven’t been able to update as frequently as before, everyone! Time and money have been teaming up against us. Enjoy the read and keep the suggestions coming!

This place isn’t by any means the best of anything, but for my mom and me it’s our usual  go-to for lunch when we’re too lazy to make something. Service is fast, food hits the spot, and prices are cheap. The chopstick can kinda grosses me out, but then again anywhere that just leaves their chopsticks open in a can kinda gross me out. Anyway, I think the food can redeem that aspect of this joint.

My mom and I always order the same things. She gets the Combination Rice Stick Soup and I get the Combination Crispy Fried Noodles. We also usually get a Fried Daikon Egg Flour Cake on the side. Both of the noodle dishes come with shrimp, chicken, pork, and some vegetables. For those who want a little bit of everything and less oil, the combination rice stick soup (#1 on the menu) will satisfy your cravings. There’s plenty of meat, so you don’t have to worry about them being skimpy with your protein. All in all, this dish seems to be one of the more popular ones, especially for those of you who want less oil. However, be warned that there’s still a lot of sodium in the soup.

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So far, TK Noodle is the only place I know that sells Combination Crispy Fried Noodles. Like the name implies, the noodles are crispy. The fried egg noodles here sit over a pool of their sauce and is topped with meat and vegetables. This crispiness of the noodles is customizable to the customer-if you like your noodles more crispy then drizzle less sauce, if you like your noodles less crispy then apply the sauce generously. I’m a big texture person when it comes to food and for that reason, I love the crunch that comes with this noodle dish. It’s definitely a unique way of eating noodles that you don’t see very often.

Another one of their popular dishes here is their daikon and eggs flour cake. One thing that his place does a little differently from other daikon flour cake-selling places is that there’s boiled peanuts added into the cake. That aspect of the flour cake is actually my favorite part here because it gives the daikon cake an extra crunch and you don’t get sick of the taste so easily. Also, I prefer my daikon cakes not too mushy; I like that this place has peanuts and has enough substance that the cake does not fall apart immediately when dipped in the sauce. Lastly, TK noodle also adds eggs with their flour cakes. This could be for the good or for the worse, depending on preference; I personally enjoy the eggs very much.

I know this restaurant gets mixed reviews on Yelp, but like I warned earlier, this is not a place to go to if you’re hoping to be blown away by some mouth-watering awesomeness. Overall, this is just a great place for a quick bite to eat that is affordable. A plus is that Target is right next door-perfect for walking off that food coma.

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~ by thankgoditsfood on October 18, 2009.

2 Responses to “TK Noodle: Crispy and Soft, Together at Last”

  1. Where can I get nutritional info on the flour cakes? They are quite yummy but want to know caloric intake.

    • Hmm, actually we wouldn’t know. Usually small independent shops don’t provide nutritional information since it’s not required. I bet because the food is so darn high in sodium/saturated fats. etc that the customers would be scared off!

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