|Wonton Soup (wontons filled with shrimp, pork & vegetables; with glass|
noodles, mushrooms, cabbage, chinese greens, fried shallots, garlic, cilantro,
celery and soy sauce. (photo: TheHopefulTraveler)
|Blink and you may miss it: The facade of Republic located on the west|
side of Union Square. (Photo: TheHopefulTraveler)
|A cooler of pineapple juice, orange juice, lime,|
coconut cream. (photo: TheHopefulTraveler)
Prepared quickly the combo provided what I needed. Something cool and refreshing to drink and something to satisfy my starch fix. The cooler was definitely yummy without being too sweet or sour. Perhaps too good, I sipped it up quickly and I needed some water to accompany my noodles dish. If the wonton was what was expected, the mix of garlic and cilantro added another level of flavor. The satisfying end to a bowl of soup noodles was sipping the broth.
In less than an hour I was out of Republic, on the subway and on the way to my hotel and show. I'm surprised they haven't opened more locations in the city since I discovered the place back in 2007.
Visit thinknoodles.com for more information. Republic is located 37 Union Square West (212-627-7172). Hours: Sun-Wed 11:30am-10:30pm; Thur-Sat 11:30am-11:30pm. Take-out and delivery available. Click HERE for the delivery menu.
|Inside Republic. (photo: TheHopefulTraveler)|