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Grilled Pork and Noodles at Tea Light Cafe


A late lunch at Tea Light Cafe in North Scottsdale was like visiting my own private oasis -- it was just me and Buddha hanging out.

Halfway through my taro boba -- which was about 30 seconds after I got it -- I realized I needed a picture. Chewy tapioca balls plus milky taro tea is dessert in a cup.

On a warm, sunny day, bun noodles (rice vermicelli) topped with grilled pork hit the spot. The flavor of the pork was outstanding (surely they have a stellar marinade recipe) -- sweetness mingled with a bit of smoky char. I couldn't eat all of the noodles, but I could certainly pick out all of the meat.

And look at the cute dining room -- very serene:

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Michele Laudig
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