Our dinner at Ollie’s Noodle Shop & Grill, on 45th street west of Broadway. For one of our days in the city we decided to stay overnight so we could catch a show. We stayed at the Milford Plaza, which is right across the street from the theater (the St. James). On the day of the show, Hyunjin went back to the hotel early and I stayed at the library until closing. When I arrived at the hotel she was watching a History Channel program on bathroom technology that turned out to be quite fascinating—so fascinating, in fact, that by the time we tore ourselves away from it and got down to the street, we didn’t have all that much time left before the show. We had originally thought of doing something fancier for dinner, but we decided that Ollie’s would probably be quicker.
As you can see, the food looks good. And I can tell you that it tastes good too. On the left is General Tso’s chicken, and on the right is a noodle dish with shrimp. Both were fantastic. Hyunjin is still talking about how good the food was, and this is a month later. I do enjoy Korean-style Chinese food, but nothing beats good old US-style Chinese food, and Ollie’s is a great place to get it. It’s a lot larger than it looks from the outside, and it was packed when we were there. Considering how much ground the staff has to cover, service is decent. But in the end it’s all about the food, and we ate well here. I’d definitely eat there again.