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Wang's Peking Meat Sauce Noodle -- so fresh and so clean

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Wang's Peking Meat Sauce Noodle -- so fresh and so clean

yumyum | Jan 2, 2005 03:41 PM

I had a hankering for some clean protein and noodles and so headed over to Wang's. Was planning to have something sort of healthy -- seafood in soup noodle, perhaps, but I chose Peking Meat Sauce noodle from the traditional menu on a whim.

Getting my package home, I was a little daunted by the heft of the soup in its plastic tubs and thought the dish might be too heavy for my mood. Not so! What I ate was a surprisingly light beefy noodle dish, if there is such a thing. The superb knife skills of the chef at Wang's were on display with the minute mince of beef and dice of liver (is it kidney?)combined with fermented beans (greeny brownish, I thought edamame but not sure) and a slightly sweet 5-spice flavored sauce. Too sweet? I worried needlessly as the soup and noodles are sent home with a salty broth to moisten your noodles to your taste -- I like mine only slightly soupy. Special today were the most gorgeous baby bok choi quartered and tossed in at the last minute. Ohgod. What a great contrast of texture and flavor. I forgot how much I love baby bok choi.

I have no idea how this compares to other versions around town, but that's a serious supper for $5.75. They were doing brisk pick-up service and it's always fun to see what the staff are eating (lots in today to do leek dumplings that I could see thru the kitchen window) -- today several dishes heavy on the tofu and greens. I always want to go there with someone who can translate the specials menu. There has got to be some good stuff up there.

Does anyone know if there's better PMSN in the area? I can't see how...

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