May 262009
 
The Asian Egg Noodles are the perfect combination of savory and spice.

The Asian Egg Noodles are the perfect combination of savory and spice.

Urban Belly has a long way to go before it achieves greatness, but if Chef Bill Kim keeps turning out amazing food, then the obstacles we point out in our podcast won’t matter. It is so worth the hype! I personally can’t wait to go back for another order of noodles.

Thanks to @geg5150 for recommending we put this restaurant on top of our list, and a special thanks to @mintchaos & @graciousangel for joining us on a dining adventure!

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Show Notes:
00:00 – 01:25 Hosting out-of-town guests
01:26 – 02:11 Laundromat notwithstanding
02:12 – 04:44 How does this work? Issues with flow.
04:45 – 06:46 Issues with drinks. Issues with utensils. Issues.
06:47 – 08:06 Fish sauce!
08:07 – 09:29 Dumplings
09:30 – 10:56 Rice
10:57 – 14:10 Noodles
14:11 – 15:27 Sides
15:28 – 16:41 Lack of dessert, but no lack of options
16:42 – 18:20 Wrap-up and sign-off

These Asian squash dumplings can be modified for vegetarians and for those with specific allergies.

These Asian squash dumplings can be modified for vegetarians and for those with specific allergies.

Urban Belly
3053 N California Ave
Chicago, IL 60618
(773) 583-0500
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Bridget’s Ratings Tammy’s Ratings
Food Quality 5 5
Value 5 5
Service 3 2
Ambiance 3 2
Overall 7 6

Average price per person: $25

Online buzz about Urban Belly from indie food bloggers:
A little of this and a whole lotta that
Blood Orange
Chicago Foodies
Chicago Gluttons (these guys seriously need to eat out with us)
Food in Mouth

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