Yeah! I'm posting a favorite place in Bellingham!
In this little town of 81,000, it's a little easier to keep up with what's going on. Like the opening of Dashi Noodle Bar several weeks ago. I've been by a few times and it was either closed or I was daunted by the line. But today, on my way to pay my second parking ticket as a Bellingham resident, I drove by just as it was rolling up its doors, and I would have stopped even if God herself had stood in my way.
You know me and my ramen obsession. Dashi isn't that. They have delicious homemade ramen noodles, but a traditional ramen shop would never put out green tomato kimchi, salted peanuts, and fresh jalapenos on a free-for-all condiment bar. And you can get Chinese or rice noodles, choose your protein (I got braised pork belly and a gingered soft boiled egg), and choose your broth. And I want to have an I.V. drip of that green tomato kimchi. I considered shoveling a bunch into my purse, but kimchi is one of those things that you don't really want anywhere but in your mouth.
I froze my *%# off, as the only seating is at a narrow bar outdoors. Good thing the soup was hot, the staff was super friendly (hi, Julia!), and I don't really care about the temperature when I'm buzzing over good food.