Saturday, February 20, 2010

Red Apple 02-20-2010

Location: 225 Columbia St. BK
Time: 2:30:pm
People: RB and myself

Feelings: We usually order Chinese take out from Great Wall in Brooklyn Heights, but I was deep in a noodle soup craving on a lazy Saturday afternoon. After some researching, RB decided to order from Red Apple on Columbia Street/Union, which has Cantonese style noodle soup.

I ordered Cantonese Wonton Noodle Soup with Cantonese egg noodle ($4.39), and RB had Roast Duck Noodle Soup with Cantonese egg noodle ($5.01), and we shared Steamed Shrimp Dumplings ($4.39 for 8). As soon as we opened the containers, I knew this place was legit from the fresh smell of the noodles, and the ingredients looked fresh. I liked that the broth and noodles came in separate containers, so the noodles would not get overcooked or soggy.

The noodles were well prepared al dente, and the wontons had shrimp in them, which was a nice surprise. The bok choy was not overcooked and had a nice crispy texture. RB thought his duck was very tender and flavorful but had too many bones. Despite the difficulty of trying devour all the duck meat, he thoroughly enjoyed the noodles. The dumplings were fresh, and the skin was perfectly thin and chewy. They went down my throat so smoothly like a good dumpling should.

Columbia Street Waterfront seems to be a bit of foodie heaven. They have Calexico and Dub Pies, and now this place, which looks like a regular Chinese take out joint with non nonchalant appearance. It seems people in this area really care about food, and I also enjoy their economical pricing.


Adam said...

I <3 the Columbia St. Waterfront! I used to go by Red Apple all the time but never want in. Now I wish I had. There's tons of good food in the area (if you include further down Columbia and into Red Hook as well)!

Me So Hungry said...

What happens when don't have a penny and try to pay for the $5.01?