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The Noodle Exchange Menu & Review (2023 Epcot Food & Wine Festival)

The Noodle Exchange Menu & Review (2023 Epcot Food & Wine Festival)

Oh, The Noodle Exchange booth. We have a love, hate relationship with you — and for good reason.

First, you decided to no longer serve the Yaupon Green Tea Pale Ale brewed by Playalinda Brewing Company and that’s a big issue in our book.

Ever since it’s 2021 debut, the booth served this amazing Green Tea Pale Ale, which was one of our favorite drinks of the entire festival. But, sadly, this year, it is no more. Instead, Noodle Exchange is serving a Parish Brewing Strawberry Mochi Berliner Weisse.

And, well, it’s bad. Like, really bad. *sigh*

noodle exchange booth items - epcot food and wine festival 2023

Second, the food. Hot ramen noodle dishes during high summer temperatures? This might have not been the best choice. But, these are actually pretty tasty. You also get a great portion size for the price.

Warning: the Impossible Pork Udon isn’t plant-based, despite being made with Impossible Pork Udon and a soy egg. For some reason, there is chicken broth in this dish. Why? We have no idea. It doesn’t make any sense. We even asked the Cast Members working the booth and they didn’t understand, either.

But, the Ramen with Tofu bowl is completely plant-based, so at least there’s that.

Here’s everything else you need to know about The Noodle Exchange booth, including reviews, photos, and our must-trys.

Overview

  • Location: Near the Mexico pavilion
  • Nearby booths: Mexico, Brew-Wing, Char & Chop, Wine & Wedge
  • Nearby seating areas: Odyssey Events Pavilion (tables inside with A/C), standing tables nearby
  • Not to miss in 2023: Thai Shrimp, Ramen with Tofu
  • Total booth cost: $37.50

The Noodle Exchange Booth Menu

Food

GF = gluten friendly, PB = plant-based, KF = kid friendly

Beverages

2023 Noodle Exchange Menu

noodle exchange menu - epcot food and wine 2023

When it comes to our reviews and ratings, we thought it would be helpful if you had a better understanding of our personal preferences (what we like and don’t like), along with if there are any dietary restrictions.

Here’s a breakdown of not only who is doing the reviews, but a little more information about what each of us likes and doesn’t like food and drink-wise.

Shannon (Founder)

  • Likes: Almost everything
  • Dislikes: Beers that taste “stinky,” anything too salty
  • Dietary Restrictions: None

Heather (Editor)

  • Likes: Strong flavors, anything made out of potatoes, white wines, all beers (especially stouts and wheat beers), doesn’t mind sweet (plain fruit is NOT a dessert. Ever.)
  • Dislikes: Things that are too spicy, anything with a bone still in it, cocktails with too much whiskey or tequila (thanks to having too much fun in college), some red wines, most IPAs
  • Dietary Restrictions: Shellfish allergy

Felicia (Content Manager)

  • Likes: Mezcal, savory drinks, stouts/lagers/wheats/sour beers, vinegar, tart/sour items, chocolate, fresh vegetables and fruits, red meat
  • Dislikes: Ciders, sweet drinks, anything milky or creamy, chili powder, cumin, weirded out by textures, mayonnaise, saucy/wet food, cream-filled pastries, artificial fruit flavors, cooked fruits, frozen items (drinks or ice cream)
  • Dietary Restrictions: None

Photos & Reviews

Shaved Beef Ramen

A ramen served with shaved beef, shitake mushrooms, pickled carrots and daikon radish, and a soy egg in a citrus-sesame broth.

Noodle Exchange Shaved Beef Ramen
  • Price: $6.00
  • Special Diets: Gluten friendly
  • Rating: 4.0/5

Our Thoughts

Shannon: Other than the spicy kick, not much flavor.
Heather: Spiiiiiiicy! Good flavor, just a lot of kick. Noodles are tricky on a hot day, though.
Felicia: Salty, delicious and the beef is cooked perfectly. Hearty portion. Would order again.

Impossible Pork Ramen

An impossible pork ramen made with shiitake mushrooms, pickled carrots and daikon radish, baby bok choy, and a soy egg in a savory chicken broth.

Noodle Exchange Impossible Pork Ramen
  • Price: $5.75
  • Special Diets: N/A
  • Rating: 4.0/5

Our Thoughts

Felicia: This has great flavor. The Impossible pork is interesting but good. I couldn’t tell the difference between the soy egg and the normal egg. But, this is just odd to have fake meat and egg but be in a chicken broth?? Why??

Thai Shrimp Rice Noodles

Shrimp and Coconut Curry Rice Noodles served with shiitake mushrooms and a savory thai basil.

Noodle Exchange Thai Shrimp Ramen
  • Price: $6.50
  • Special Diets: Gluten friendly
  • Rating: 5.0/5

Our Thoughts

Felicia: Holy cow this is delicious. Strong lime flavor, perfect amount of spice. Even the shrimp is on the bigger side and perfectly plump. Not for people who can’t handle spice, I loved it though.

Tofu Ramen

A ramen made with tofu, shiitake mushrooms, pickles carrots and daikon radish, shaved peppers, and baby bok choy in a citrus-sesame broth.

Noodle Exchange Tofu Ramen
  • Price: $5.75
  • Special Diets: N/A
  • Rating: 3.5/5

Our Thoughts

Felicia: Good flavor but I don’t care for tofu so not for me. Assume this is a good plant based option if you are fine eating it in the heat.
Ally: While this is much too hot for those summer temperatures, this is actually pretty good with lots of flavor. I like it! Be warned that it’s a little difficult to eat. Be sure to grab a fork and knife.

Parish Brewing Strawberry Mochi Berliner Weisse

A fruity strawberry mochi flavored Berliner Weisse brewed by Parish Brewing out of Broussard, LA.

Noodle Exchange Strawberry Mochi
  • Price: $5.50 (6 oz.) / $9.50 (12 oz.)
  • Made with alcohol? Yes
  • Rating: 1.0/5

Our Thoughts

Felicia: So sweet and somehow rather thick and milkshake like? The strawberry flavor is very artificial. I miss the Green Tea Pale Ale from prior years.
Allyson: They got rid of the green tea beer for this? What were they thinking? Absolutely horrible and the strawberry flavor was too much. Way too heavy of a beer for my taste.

Pacific Rim Old Vines Riesling

A white wine made by Pacific Rim and Co in Washington state.

Noodle Exchange Riesling
  • Price: $9.00
  • Made with alcohol? Yes
  • Rating: 2.0/5

Our Thoughts

Felicia: Not bad for a Riesling. Is a lot dryer than most Rieslings. Still not my favorite but it’s not too bad.
Allyson: A horribly sweet wine. No thank you.


Curious about all the other booths? Make sure to read over our collection of 2023 Epcot Food And Wine Global Marketplace Menus, Photos, and Reviews. We’ve reviewed every booth at this year’s festival, and we definitely have some opinions and advice to share. And, if you’re heading to the festival this year, you’ll also want to check out our Complete Guide to the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival. It will provide you with valuable insights on what to expect, tips on planning your visit, and plenty of other useful information.

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