Blackbird's spicy peanut noodles: 50 Favorite Dishes, no. 26
A balanced bowl of comfort at Blackbird Cafe
As a countdown to the Best of the Twin Cities 2013, coming April 17, the Hot Dish is serving up 50 of our favorite local dishes.
Like one ofStefon's springtime, family-friendly destinations
, this dish has everything: thick udon noodles, mildly spicy peanut-based sauce with chiles and garlic, cilantro, bean sprouts, scallions, and crushed peanuts, all topped with an oozy poached or fried egg, depending on the bowl. Pick your protein from golden-fried cubes of tofu, dazzlingly delicious chicken confit, or Berkshire pork with extra pieces of pork belly. The contrast between hot and cold, raw and cooked, grassy and fatty, clean and rich all blends so well you'll never have two bites that are exactly the same, but they'll all be tasty. Don't forget to add a little squeeze of lime before you dig in, if you can wait that long.
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