My daughter moved to Durham and during the move I passed this charming place many times. In fact, I thought the name was Noodles, Dumplings and Sweets. Tonight, while out on my own, I finally stopped in and I’m so glad I did! Rose’s was busy in the kitchen at with incoming customers. I was a bit intimidated to sit alone at the bar but I was mesmerized by all the activity.And I got to talk to someone who was about to take a fencing class next door!
I ordered the Autumn Vegetable Noodles and a Sparkling Rose. I was ready to deftly use chopsticks but the noodles and veggies were so hefty that I succumbed to a knife and fork. The presentation was beautiful and the flavors were a mixture of spices that were nearly addictive. Deep, hearty flavors that melded into the noodles and surrounded the taste buds with absolute delight made my evening simply delightful. The staff was kind (but rushed) and have a routine that keeps every customer attended to.
Yum. Just yum.
Sep 11, 2019
We each got one of the steamed buns. They were delicious! The dough to meat ratio was perfection -- the meat was incredibly tender and moist. Somehow the bun stayed light and fluffy with the amazing meat and sauce inside. The buns are large, but they go down quick. I would not recommend sharing these because you will want one to yourself.
Sep 10, 2019
This place was just okay. We had a tile-fish soup and it was relatively bland. When I went, there was not a lot of non-pork options. I understand it is a pork-heavy place, but the menu online didn't match the menu in shop. The waiter didn't seem to care about our questions. There are definitely better options nearby.
Oct 7, 2019
Rose's Noodles, Dumplings, and Sweets is one of my favorite restaurants in the Triangle. The chef puts out inventive takes on the latest street food from Asia, which are really quite excellent. His wife runs the sweet side of the business at a very high level.
Aug 13, 2019
Amazing. Everything was either good or the best I’ve had. We got the try two salads: tomato and the eggplant. Both were so delicious. Such good flavors and fresh ingredients. We got the Chinese noodles with pork/peanuts and the panko crusted pork sandwich. The noodles were good but nothing particularly unique. The crusted pork sandwich was likely the best we ever had of it’s type. A simple but delightfully fantastic sandwich. We will come back just for that sandwich alone and to try more sandwiches. For dessert we had the rocky road ice cream sandwich and the amaretto almond crumble ice cream. Amaretto almond crumble was great but next time we may both stick with ice cream sandwiches. The rocky road ice cream sandwich had a brittle, thin cookie crust and was so delicious. I look forward to our next time here!
Oct 25, 2019
We had the noodles and the steamed pork buns. Solid food and service. There is often a line to be seated, but it is not at all unreasonable.
Apr 11, 2019
This is truly amazing food. I highly recommend the belt noodles. Also, the best ever ice cream sandwiches you could ever imagine. I love that they are also very careful about nut allergies. All deserts really are amazing there, but the ice cream sandwiches are divine.
Apr 19, 2019
Phenomenal food and bakery products -- can't miss choice for food. A little wait for food but well worth it. I am impatient as they come and based on aroma, look at all the plates and baked goods, I waited 25 minutes for seat (my fault as it was busy Saturday and right at lunch)-- couldn't have been more satisfied
Apr 8, 2019
We stopped at Rose's noodles on a Friday, early evening. The place was moderately busy. We opted to sit at the bar and later wished we had opted for a table so we could have had a more intimate experience. The ramen was pretty good. Nothing overwhelming about the flavor but it was still solid. There was a healthy portion of noodles. The broth, we thought, could have used a little more flavor. Caroline asked for some chili oil to add to it and said it helped but it took a while to get. All said, we'd try it again if we were passing through.
Jun 14, 2019
Great food. I love their ice cream sandwiches. They have different flavors.
Apr 7, 2019
Excellent food! We tried the rice porridge, savory Chinese doughnuts, and dumplings. Everything was delicious and me, my husband, and kid devoured the food. We will definitely be back - the pastries looked amazing and we want to try them!
Jun 20, 2019
It sat in front of me, tantalizing.
Its cookie crust shimmered with sugar,
the red strawberry ice cream glistening in the light.
I bit into it eagerly, and was amazing by the beautiful
sensation of perfectly tart and sweet strawberry sorbet.
The cookie crunched and mixed with the ice cream,
creating a swirling array of sweet and tangy flavors.
This place is great, they make awesome ice cream sandwiches!
Jun 20, 2019
Literally the best ice cream sandwiches. The ice cream is really soft and smooth, and there is so much bright flavor packed into every bite. I especially like the strawberry ice cream, because you can really taste the freshness of the strawberries (there are even small seeds!). The cookie part of the ice cream sandwich is so crunchy and lightly covered in sugar. It really complements the flavor of the ice cream by adding a textural element that makes the whole experience wonderful! Please try one (or many) when you come.
Jun 20, 2019
Today I tried to Rocky road ice cream sandwich which is very soothing on a hot summer day. The texture and quality of the ice cream is excellent, and the cookie/crust outer layer isn’t too crunchy but isn’t too soft either that sandwich will fall apart, it is just the right amount in between. The marshmallows and almonds inside the ice cream add flavor to this already very tasty dessert item. This is not your average ice cream sandwich, it is a 9 out of 10.
Jun 20, 2019
The ice cream sandwiches have an exceptional taste to them and provide an exemplary balance of sweetness between the ice cream and saltiness from the cookie. Unlike the majority of ice cream sandwiches that I have consumed in my life, these do not crumble and create a mess. Most bites create a clean break that does not cause parts of the sandwich to fall on the ground. I could also pick out the distinct flavors from the ice cream coupled with the less noticeable taste from the cookie. What's more is that every bite induced the same amount of flavor. A truly delightful experience/ice cream sandwich that I would recommend to anyone who enjoys a sweet, savory dessert.
Jul 3, 2019
Really good customer service and food. Not really wild on their dessert section. But their almond cookies were great. I got the dumplings and the duck soup. Ooo it was good