Last night, Privé Food Thought put on Ottawa’s Noodle Fest at the Convention Centre! Such a delicious evening! Event goers were able to cast 3 votes on their favorite dishes based (1) Originality; (2) Taste and (3) Presentation. There were 21 vendors offering up noodles and sweets competing to be number 1! Out of 21 vendors, we were able to fit 10 into our bellies! Here are a few that I remembered to take photos of!
Market Organics offered a vegan-gluten free ThaiRoccan (Thai-Moroccan Fusion) dish: Sweet Potato Noodle in a Creamy Cashew Sauce.
327 Wine Bar, located in Centretown on Somerset, offered a Proscuitto Wild Mushroom Pesto Penne with sun dried tomato chicken, blue cheese crumble and few drops of white truffle oil.
Wei’s NoodleHouse had two offerings. 1 – a Satay Peanut Noodle Soup with Beef and 2 – Singapore style noodle stir fried with carrot, snowpeas, beansprouts and egg, topped with braised pork belly. My friends favorite of the night! I liked the texture of the Singapore noodle in the peanut soup.
Miso Japanese Restaruant also had two offerings. 1 – Pork Ramen and 2 – Cold Soba Noodles (buckwheat noodles)
Chef Johnathan Korecki from SideDoor, also see on Top Chef Canada, was offering his own BBQ Duck Ramen with ginger and pickled mustard greens. We over heard people going back for seconds! Broth was like nothing else I’ve ever tasted. Pretty delicious!
New Mee Fung offered a Spicy Satay Noodle Soup.
This place filled up super fast and not only did they sell out their $10 tickets on line, they sold out on their $15 door tickets too!!!
5 Senses Catering offered a Pancit Bihon with a Shanghai Lumpiang (Filipino spring roll)
On the sweet side, Hot Cream Holes were offering 4 flavours of their awesome grilled donuts with ice cream. We ordered the Nutty Ella and the Sweet Salty Sue. Yeah, about that. We can’t wait for them to get their truck so we can eat them all the time! 🙂
Also in the sweets corner was the Mr. Churritos food truck. He was offering up his warm delicious churros plain, filled, topped and poutine style. We ordered the “sampler” and had one filled with dulce de leche sauce (highly recommended), one plain and one topped with dark chocolate and almonds.
We also tried the offerings from Raon Kitchen, but ate it too quickly to take a photo of their Japchae – glass noodles with sauteed vegetables.
Regrets that we couldn’t fit the rest of these in our bellies:
Soupçon: Sticky Honey Hoisin Noodles, Spicy Thai Cold Noodle Salad
Gong-fu Bao: Maple Charshiu Pork and Gai-Ian Noodle Bowl
Chowdown Foods: Mickey’s Dumpling and Noodle Soup
W.M. Hughes Smokehouse: Chocolate Canneloni and Pulled Pork Agnolotti with Memphis Mop Sauce
Pho you, Pho me!: Banh Cuon – Stemed Rice Flour batter with ground pork and mushrooms
Bunz & Ballz: Ithailian Fusion: Coconut curry, chicken gnocchi, Ciambella Siciliana-Eggplant Noodles
Ichiko: Shoyu Ramen
MSG Catering: Teriyaki Elk Ramen, Pickled Quail Egg, Menma, Soffrito, Duck fat
My Catering Group: Short Rib Vermicelli Roll with Smash Bomb Ginger plum sauce
Forward to Basics: Lobster Strozzapreti and Key Lime Pie
LoveFood: Japchae (glass noodles) and I Love Pad Thai