PIC's Rock & Roll Noodle
Not only is this a multi-lingual menu, but the appetizers and entrees come from a variety of countries and represent the comfort foods that many of PIC’s visiting guests enjoy in their native countries. The all day menu that I taste-tested is served from 11 a.m. until closing. They do have a breakfast menu that still offers PIC’s Loco Moco, Chamorro breakfast, banana pancakes and rock & roll omelet. We’ll have to return and have some of these at another time.
Obviously one of the main stars of Rock & Roll Noodle has to be ramen, and this place has ramen covered: soy ramen, Taiwan ramen, “tonkotsu” (cutlet) ramen, miso ramen, and kimchee ramen are among the most popular ramen dishes in most noodle houses. We ordered the tonkotsu Ramen ($9.50) which has a pork base, with slices of chashu (pork), egg, chopped green onion, and bamboo shoots. I did like the noodles and the soup broth. Zee had the Kim Chee Ramen ($9.50) which has a red colored spicy broth with plenty of garlic and the same elements in the other ramen dishes.
I should mention that I did have an appetizer (side dish) during this visit called Gochujang Chicken ($5.95). This is basically fried “karaage” chicken (which you can order for the same price) that is covered with the popular spicy Korean gochujang sauce. The flavors are vinegary and hot; they are great chasers and would be awesome with beer!
On a subsequent visit, I had the Curried Fried Rice with Chicken - $9.50 (or Beef). This is an aromatic treat with lots to eat! It’s a shareable dish and something I had never tried before, though I’ve had curry sauce on rice, which is still my preferred way to enjoy curry.
One dish I tried that I really got excited about was the Yaki-Udon ($9.00), which are stir-fried udon noodles much the same as yakisoba. When my plate was placed in front of me, the bonita (dried fish) flakes were still curling from the heat. The sliced green onions, orange carrot slivers, green bell peppers, cabbage, and red ginger on top were a stark contrast to the thick white noodles with smatterings of pork throughout. This is a great dish and one I could eat over and over again. It also would make a great vegetarian dish.
The final entree I had was a holdover from the previous menu based on popular demand. The sizable PIC Double Cheeseburger ($10.95) almost needs no introduction. It boasts two all-beef patties with bacon and American cheese slices. It is garnished with tomato, red onion, butter lettuce, a dill pickle wedge, and French fries. The sesame-seed topped buns are grilled and do a good job of holding this mega-sandwich. This is a burger that’s known around the world and is ordered often by return visitors
The Rock & Roll Noodle has changed its name and menu, but it still retains its coolness and modern appeal with multiple TV monitors showing popular channels. The friendly service staff are attentive and won’t let your glasses go empty. Come and enjoy Rock & Roll Noodle as I did – you’ll come back for more!