Thursday, January 3, 2008

Cherry Blossom Noodle Cafe and Infernal Affairs

On Christmas Eve, we went to Cherry Blossom Noodle Cafe for dinner w/ a few friends. Cherry Blossom is one of our favorite places (we actually ate there during the previous week as well). The food is consistently good and the prices are very reasonable. Here's what we had that night:
  • Kara-age chicken (shared appetizer for the group)
  • Crispy calamari (shared appetizer)
  • Sake steamed clams (shared appetizer)
  • Caterpillar roll (shared w/ Patty)
  • Udon Suki (shared w/ Patty)
(Sorry - no pictures)

In addition to the above items, we also enjoyed the bread basket (which includes three types of bread - dinner rolls, banana walnut bread, and "cinnamon crisps"). As usual, all of the food was very tasty.

Christmas Day, we stayed in and finished the Infernal Affairs series. This a trilogy which came out a few years ago. The Departed is basically a copy of Infernal Affairs 1 (we had seen The Departed before seeing Infernal Affairs 1). Similar to The Departed, Infernal Affairs is loaded w/ Chinese superstars. All three parts are fantastic. I highly recommend checking them out!

BTW, I read on a few sites that they are filming (or have filmed) The Departed 2 and 3. I wonder if they too will be copies (I think Warner Bros. uses the term "adaptations") of the corresponding Infernal Affairs films???

For more info on each movie, refer to the following links:
Infernal Affairs 1
Infernal Affairs 2
Infernal Affairs 3

Places mentioned:

Cherry Blossom Noodle Cafe
914 E. Camelback Rd.
Phoenix, AZ 85014


Yankee1969 said...

Cherry Blossom is one of those places I want to try and keep forgetting. Tara used to work basically across the street at a job from hell, so between that and the light rail mess, we usually avoid that area.

Andy said...

Another option:

I've never tried it before, but Eastwind (near PV mall) is another restaurant by the same owner as Cherry Blossom. From what I've read, it's not full-service (like CB). You order at a counter and they bring the food to you. The menus look somewhat similar.

Here's the link to their website: