Noodle news

I'm not a Pastafarian, but I'm pretty crazy for noodle soup. In particular, I've long felt something resembling religious fanaticism toward Asian noodle soups—and thankfully Sacramento boasts some pretty good spots for ramen, pho, hu teiu, khao poon, Phnom Penh-style noodles and Taiwanese beef noodle soup. Good news: Midtown will get a taste of a few more noodle soups this year because of an ownership change at Sawasdee Thai Cuisine (1830 J Street) in late December. The place has been completely revamped with a new concept, new chef and new dishes, according to the new owner. SN&R has yet to try it, but recent Yelp reviews since the changeover have buzzed about a boat noodle soup, tum yum noodle soup and even a vegan bowl of Bangkok Noodles. My current favorite bowl of tom yum noodle soup is at Phaya Thai (4310 Marconi Avenue), so I'm excited to see how Sawasdee's stacks up.