Great for Noodles. Great for Broccoli-haters.
I had lunch there yesterday, thanks to earlier good reviews from one diner. I tend to shy away from Chinese -- so this was a refreshing change. I had the Beef Noodle Soup (not the spicy version) and it was good. As an appetizer, I had the pumpkin cakes -- which are genuinely weird -- sorta like dark fig filling with deep fried batter on the outside. They were very heavy for an appetizer. I wouldn't order them again -- my palate can't appreciate them. My companion had a seafood noodle dish (not soup) and was pleased. I'd readily go back to Michael's Noodles again. However, because I vastly prefer Vietnamese food, if I had to pick between Michael's Noodles and Vietnamese Pho, I'd pick the pho. I just enjoy the pho flavorings.
One big thing I noticed is that I didn't see any broccoli on anyone's plates in the whole restaurant. I hate cooked vegetables. So this is definitely my kind of place -- especially compared to regular Chinese restaurants.
BTW: My friend and I were the only Anglos in the place. Other folks -- including ones who were reading Chinese newspapers -- looked Chinese or Asian.
We went to the Asian market a few doors down after lunch. It was cleaner than the few Asian markets I've been to. I was especially pleased with the big selection of cookies and other snacks. I bought the black sesame snacks, and enjoyed them. It was my first time for black sesame seeds.
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