Noodle 101 is a small LA Chinese food chain specializing, as the name would suggest, in noodle soups, stir frys, and dumplings. But, perhaps their most famous dish is the beef roll. A hot Chinese style pancake (like the more famous scallion variety without the scallions) enclosing thin strips of beef lettuce and plum sauce, the dish is the subject of endless praise and debate on Chowhound and similar food geek websites. After years of reading these missives I finally stopped in for a taste. It may not be as some posters bemoan what it once was, but I have to admit it's pretty darn good. Chewy, crispy, fatty (yes don't forget fatty) with a hint a tangy plum sauce. I'd stop in again.
I'm just a self-taught home cook who likes to try new things. One day when things were a little slow and dinner looked better than usual I decided to post the results on Facebook. Then I did it again and again -- and well, here I am, another addition to the blogosphere.
James, aside from being the "luckiest man alive" ;-), is my very tolerant boyfriend of nearly 10 years. I hope you enjoy sharing his dinner.