The Fremont Noodle House Group celebrated its tenth anniversary today. About 20 folks showed up for the big event. Rishi comped us some appetizers. Karen presented me with a bowl filled with golden noodles. Liesbeth gave me a bar of her hand-crafted soap, a product that was developed with the help of the noodle group. I was dubbed the “Noodle Daddy” by Helene. I passed along “hello”s from Rahul and Griggs, and a number of other old-time noodlers showed up in person: Liesbeth, Lyle, Tim, Raven, Page. And we had a couple of new folks – Liesbeth’s friend Sandie and Liz’s boyfriend – as well as a number of current regulars: Greg, Paul, Matt, Roger, and Josh. It felt really great to be back on the other side of Fremont Ave., where it all started, and back in Rishi’s capable hands.
Rishi is now the co-manager of Jai Thai in Fremont. I’ve always like Jai Thai, but now that Rishi – who was our waiter back at the old Fremont Noodle House in the late ’90s – is back, it’s looking even better.