It has been a really long time since I’ve blogged. I kind of got stuck in a rut. I was still eating and taking food pictures for Instagram, but I wasn’t really interested in blogging. I’ve been extremely busy at work. My anxiety was bothering me and on top of that I caught a really bad case of food poisoning. That was not fun at all. It was during the time I was ill that I had to go to Houston for my sister’s fellowship graduation. Talk about the worst time to have nausea. Do you know how much amazing food you can find in Houston???
Despite the fact that I was sick I still ate everything that sounded good on menus and things that I’ve been wanting to try for a while now.
My sister had been talking about this noodle soup bowl at Tan Tan Restaurant for a while. I had heard about this noodle soup so much that I knew I had to try it. Soup is great when you’re not feeling well so I was pretty happy to have this as my first official Houston meal.
This is the Subgum noodle soup. There was a lot going on in this bowl. It had fried pork intestines, slices of pork kidney and liver, shrimp, fish balls, pork balls and sliced pork. The soup is a clear broth and you choose between two types of noodles. Egg or large flat rice noodles. I love egg noodles so I went with that one.
I really liked this noodle soup a lot. It reminded me of noodle soups that I had eaten in Thailand. So it gave me the nostalgic feels even though this wasn’t a Thai noodle soup. I’m not too sure if it was Chinese either even though we were at a Chinese restaurant (at least I think it was). Vietnamese, maybe? Anyway, no matter which culture claims it this noodle soup was delicious!
I know this soup isn’t for everyone. I mean it has fried intestines, kidneys and liver in it so I know a lot of people are thinking – GROSS! I happen to like this stuff so it was great for me. Unfortunately, due to my illness I was unable to eat a lot of it. I managed to eat enough to know that I would order it again.
So, if you’re in Houston and in China Town give this noodle soup a try at Tan Tan!