Without noodles, college students would subsist on flavored packets of dried hair, spaghetti westerns would be westerns, and the most iconic scene in Lady and the Tramp would involve copious amounts of alcohol. Woo your stomach with this classically romantic foodstuff with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of Southeast Asian cuisine at Bobo Noodle House.
Dubbed a "daily affirmation of carbohydrates" by St. Louis Magazine's 2009 A-List, Bobo Noodle House's menu appropriately showcases noodles and noodle soups in ample portions. After opening with some pork or vegetable crispy-spring-rolls ($6) or seared-salt-shrimp with mango-yogurt sauce ($7), take your taste buds backpacking across Asia with one of Bobo's variations on pho (Vietnamese soup), with choices such as beef, seafood, and fresh chili with rice noodles and peanuts ($11), or vegetable dumpling with shiitake mushrooms ($8). Bobo makes noodle dishes for vegetarians and all flavors of animal-protein eaters, including spicy salmon with vermicelli noodles, herbs, and nori ($11), honey-ginger duck with soba noodles and spicy hoisin sauce ($12), vegetarian pad thai ($9), and lemongrass beef with spicy cucumbers and chilled sesame noodles ($9). Recommended for endurance events lasting longer than 90 minutes, Bobo-loading can help you prepare for a marathon, gladiator match, or competitive Sunday grocery shopping.
Bobo Noodle House's decor juxtaposes soothing and industrial shapes and textures, creating an intimate dining experience that feels at once hip and traditional, like an Abraham Lincoln impersonator wearing an ironic T-shirt. Funky asymmetric chandeliers hang beneath exposed ductwork from the high, industrial ceiling, while the clean lines and handsome cherry-wood below exude refined romance in low, flattering light. Bobo's also offers a full menu of beer, wine, and sake to set the mood for a romantic evening or a fun night out with friends before you're all dispatched to separate Arctic submarines.
278 N Skinker Blvd.
St. Louis, Missouri 63130