Let me start out by apologizing, I apologize that I haven’t been more consistent about writing more blog post. But Life has been a bit crazy on this end. I’m hoping that life slows down a bit and we can enjoy a slower time this Summer.
But, let me say, I am excited about this blog post. My only complaint is that I hate that it’s taken me so long to get around to writing this blog post.
My family and I visited 1929 several months ago. As I was planning my content for the next few weeks, I made sure to add this one to the list. 1929 is the home of the Oxtail Yakamein. What is this you ask, Oxtail Yakamein is a beef noodle style dish with creole seasonings. This dish has some Creole/Southern-Asian fusion.
Being from Louisiana, I have to admit that I had never eaten this until I visited 1929. I only heard about Yakamein when I was watching a Netflix Show called “Street Food”. They shared all about this New Orleans style dish.
My husband has heard of it and had eaten it prior to us dining at 1929. Because he went to college in New Orleans and lived and worked in New Orleans for several years.
In addition to Yakamein, 1929 serves several Louisiana classics like red beans and rice, poor boys, seafood and much more. Journey with me as I share some of the delicious dishes that 1929 is serving.
1929 is located in the Lyric Market. Lyric Market is a food hall. We parked in the tower and searched for 1929.
We approached the counter and began perusing the menu. There was no one at the register when we arrived which was ok because we needed time to decide.
Someone came out and let me just say, she didn’t look very happy. She didn’t say welcome or how are you, just what can I get you?Now being from Louisiana and this being a Louisiana style restaurant, I was expecting a little southern hospitality but she didn’t have it. Let me say as someone who has been reviewing restaurant for years, customer service is a necessity in a good restaurant.
We ignored her dryness and placed our order.
Thankful our counter experience didn’t take away from our dining experience. Here is what we tried:
The Mardi Gras beads arrived first. Uniquely named, this dish consisted of boudin balls. The boudin balls were served with a spicy remoulade sauce. The boudin balls were fried perfectly and well seasoned. Oh so good.
Our daughter loves egg rolls so we had to try the Boudin Egg Rolls. The egg rolls were similar to the boudin balls but the egg rolls had pepper jack cheese. Really yummy. Served with coleslaw and some of the same spicy remoulade sauce.
We also ordered the French Quarter. This was an Oyster po-boy. The oysters were crispy with a creole style batter. Served on a traditional po-boy bread. The oysters were just ok. A little over fried. I wish that they had a different sauce on this one instead of a spicy mayo.
The red beans and rice was killer good. Definitely felt like home. The big bowl of red beans was well seasoned and served with a grilled piece of sausage. Delicious.
My husband had to try the Oxtail Yakamein. Yakamein is not Pho, not ramen and not soup but like a combination of all the three that make up this superb dish. This Yakamein had an Asian vibe with Creole spices. The dish included Oxtails, noodles, boiled egg in beef broth, including shrimp, jalapenos and green onions.
The dish was spicy and sweet but with a well balance of flavors. Really good. The broth was delicious.
1929 gave us a great taste of Louisiana with an elevated vibe.
Overall our dining experience at 1929 was good. The only complaint is that the service needs help. The way someone feels when they dine at a restaurant is just as important as what they eat.
But, before leaving a lady came walking around checking to make sure the food was good. She was really sweet.
The food and dishes were superb. Each dish was presented nicely. The Yakamein, Boudin Egg Rolls and Red beans were top of our list of favorites.
The Lyric Food Hall is really nice. 1929 is a great place to grab a bite to eat with friends and family. 1929 is located in Lyric Market, 411 Smith Street, Houston, TX 77002. The hours of operation are Monday – Wednesday 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m., Thursday – Friday 7:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m., Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m., Sunday 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Go check them out and tell them that Da’Stylish Foodie sent you.