Singapore Noodles from Thai 9. (Contributed photo by Alexis Larsen)

5 Dayton noodle dishes you simply must try

Sometimes you just get a craving for noodles. 

If that happens to you, here are 5 Dayton noodle dishes you simply must try.
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Lemon chicken with cream sauce, spinach and mushrooms. CONTRIBUTED

FIGLIO’S LEMON CHICKEN IN PARMESAN CREAM

Where: Town & Country Shopping Center, 424 E. Stroop Road, Dayton; 937-534-0494; www.figliopizza.com

Description: Linguine served up in a lemon cream sauce with chicken, mushrooms and fresh spinach sautéed in garlic butter ($15).

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Franco’s “World Famous” Spaghetti from Franco’s Ristorante Italiano in Dayton’s Historic Oregon District. The classic Dayton dish was created by restaurant owner Franco Germano. (Staff photo by Amelia Robinson)

FRANCO’S “WORLD FAMOSO” SPAGHETTI

Where: 824 E. Fifth St., Dayton; 937-222-0204; www.francos-italiano.com

Description: Garlic, Romano cheese and egg with a good quality olive oil over a bowl of pasta with the option of adding mushrooms or spicy sausage or both ($11.95 for plain, $14.95 for sausage or mushroom or $16.95 for both sausage and mushroom).

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The sliced chicken pho (left) and Sate Shrimp and Pork Pho from Linh's Bistro. Photo source: Vivienne Machi / Staff
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LINH’S BISTRO SOUPS

Where: 5532 Airway Road, Dayton; 937-252-1857; www.linhsbistro.com

Description: These meal-sized Vietnamese noodle soups — Pho, Mi, Hu Tieu — rely on piping hot broth, the noodles, herbs and meat. They come with a pile of jalapeños, cilantro and bean sprouts to dress it up. The Pho Bo Tai made with thinly sliced beef and rice noodles or Pho Ga made with chicken are both the place to start if you haven’t had them yet. Heat it up with the spicier Sate options. There are also soups made with egg noodles and wonderful Vermicelli salads as well as stir-fried noodle dishes. The soups range in price from $8.95-9.95 for dinner and are a dollar less if you order lunch before 4 p.m.

Looking for something similar? Little Saigon (1718 Woodman Drive, Kettering) offers similar menu items.

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MEADOWLARK’S VIETNAMESE NOODLE SALAD

Where: 5531 Far Hills Ave., Dayton; 937-434-4750; http://meadowlarkrestaurant.com

Description: “Chilled rice noodles, a goodly portion of crunchy, thinly-sliced vegetables, hot grilled chicken, steak or tofu and a showering of mint, basil, cilantro and peanuts. Served with the chile/lime juice/fish sauce condiment called nuoc cham. Ask for vegetarian nuoc cham or even non-spicy nuoc cham if that suits you better,” as described perfectly on the menu. ($9.95) Top with tofu ($13.95) grilled chicken ($13.95) or steak ($15.95).

Singapore Noodles from Thai 9. (Contributed photo by Alexis Larsen)

THAI 9’S SINGAPORE NOODLES

Where: 11 Brown St., Dayton; 937-222-3227; www.thai9restaurant.com/Main.html

Description: A plate of thin rice noodles comes doused with a generous amount of yellow curry powder, making the dish bright yellow (beware of stains). The noodles are stir-fried with egg and veggies including baby corn, carrots, celery, onion and green onion. Choose a protein or two to add to the mix — Chicken, Pork Tofu ($13.95), beef or shrimp ($14.95) or seafood ($16.95).

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