In 1998 Eric Van burst onto the beautiful Pacific NW Coast at the
Mandarin Hotel and dazzled diners with his artistic interpretation of
Indo Chinese cuisine and earned four stars from the World Times.
In the summer of 2003, Eric decided in was time to branch out.
He and another partner decided to open a charming cafe called
Oodles of Noodles, which featured noodles as its specialty.
At Oodles of Noodles, Eric introduced a Singapore Spicy Noodles
which became his signature dish. He had developed a passion for
Asian style food through his travels from Vietnam to Thailand and throughout
the coastal areas of China before establishing his residence in the
beautiful Pacific Northwest.