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Asian Noodle in Glendale - Ma Mon Luk Noodles and Siopao

getluky | Jun 20, 200512:11 PM

Driving down Colorado Blvd. in Glendale over the weekend, I happened upon an interesting banner, "Home of Famous Ma Mon Luk Noodle" on top of a conspicuously named "Asian Noodle" restaurant. It's just west of the Colorado Blvd. exit off the 2 freeway. It's near the intersection of Colorado and Lafayette, on the south side of the street, in a small mini mall. Here's a URL to a map that should get you to the right area.


The dishes they serve are primarily Filipino dishes. I decided to try their signature MAMI noodles, which consists mostly of a clear broth, egg noodles, and braised pork and chicken. The soup was delicious, and reminded me of the chicken noodle soup at Sanamluang, but without the garlic. I also sampled the Siopao, which seems to be an enormously sized riff on Chinese chasiubao, which is basically steamed buns stuffed with a variety of meats. I'm unfamiliar with Filipino cooking on the whole, so i'm not sure if these are traditional dishes or just imported by way of Chinese immigrants, but they really hit the spot on a hungry afternoon. On the menu, they offer many other Pinoy dishes which I'd love to try if I make it back to that area of town anytime soon.

The dishes are inexpensive - I believe I paid about 5-6 dollars for the soup, and 2.50 for the large siopao, when either one would have been big enough for a quick lunch meal.

Ambience is quiet and hosted mostly older Filipinos; you could hear the conversational Tagalog being spoken over the low volume music.

Not the most flavorful food, but definitely some well prepared comfort food at good prices. If I lived in the area, I would be back frequently. I spoke with the waitress briefly, who said that they opened in February, and the menu says that it's a family chain from the Phillipines.

I searched for other posts about this restaurant, but couldn't find anything other than a brief mention to a possible franchise on Sprint St. downtown. Can anyone confirm? It would be excellent to find another one closer to the Westside.

This is one of my first posts to Chowhound, so I apologize in advance if I rambled a bit too much or left out any details. :)


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