Noodle World – Pasadena, CA

24 W. Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91105
(626) 585-5885

If you’re stuck in Old Town Pasadena desperately craving some ramen, then you’re better off walking across the street to Famima!! and checking out their instant noodle collection. Noodle World (formerly Boba World) is not known for their ramen and quite frankly I don’t understand why they even bother to have it on the menu. If this were the only noodle shop in the world that served ramen, I would probably be heading the next NASA expedition in search of ramen on Mars!

Ramen: Not much to rave about here so I’ll try to make it brief. The soup smelled and tasted like shiitake. It reminded me of udon broth. I think this might be a new species of ramenudon–something that probably should be extinct if you ask me. The noodles were on par with the worst of them and the toppings were even worse. I particularly detest cilantro in my ramen and the chashu (or what looked like chashu) tasted more like processed chicken or some other four-legged furry animal. Normally a HUGE fan of menma, I couldn’t bare to eat these. At least they had some decent smoothies to wash most of the rancid taste out of my mouth.

Extra Famima!! pics (NOT NOODLE WORLD!):

2 Replies to “Noodle World – Pasadena, CA”

  1. hahaha you’re very welcome! I normally use the same philosophy but I just felt obligated to make that sacrifice. It’s all for the love of ramen…right? (^_^)

  2. Whew, thanks for taking the hit and trying this place out so the rest of us don’t have to! hahahaI tend to not trust places with generic names…Noodle World, Noodle Factory, Asian Noodle Universe, Oriental Noodle House, that kind of stuff. (What the heck is “oriental flavor” anyway?)

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