Despite a long rush hour slog in rainy weather for some, the 9 hounds who met at this 5 month old Chelmsford restaurant tonight were happy to have made the trip. The 5 no-shows missed out on a fine feast, of which the more tech-savvy diners will post photos. We had several orders of most of the dishes, which we divvied up using a knife, tongs, and a ladle. The huge platter of chicken and vegetables, a very spicy dish, is a non-menu item, as was a non-menu, tasty dish of shredded lamb over the handpulled noodles which are made in-house, as are the thinner noodles in the pork soup. Everyone loved the small lamb skewers, which are soon to be added to the menu. Though the lamb is grilled, and thoroughly cooked through, it is sublimely tender.
As mentioned in other posts about this tiny, no-frills jewel, the hand-pulled noodles with garlic and cilantro, bathed in chili oil, were the winner and still champion.
I've participated in CH for several years - it was nice to finally put faces and real names to screen names.