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Heavy Noodling Report

sasha1 | Jun 29, 2006 10:38 PM

Hi all,
We tried this place out for lunch today after driving to the MP location of Malan and finding it closed...As in kaput.

Had the beef stew noodle soup, pork chow mein, and the garlic chive turnover. Turnover was tasty, good dough, lots of green stuff in the filling. The chow mein was also very good, with small amount of pork tidbits and some crunchy veggies (cabbage, bean sprouts). Subtle but flavorful. The soup was also nice - lots of cilantro and star anise flavor. Very few pieces of beef, and incredibly fatty, but somehow delicious nevertheless. I am not usually a fan of fatty cuts of meat but this was incredibly rich and comforting meat.

I liked the chow mein better, mostly because I thought the noodles had more flavor. The noodles in the soup were almost too generous an amount, and ended up in a big tangle at the bottom of the bowl. Cooked through and toothsome, but the soup kind of enveloped them without penetrating them with its flavor.

In any case, a stupendous deal. All this food (leftovers too) for $14 before tip.

Thank you for the recommendation.

A question for regulars. At the bottom of the noodles in soup list were some offerings that looked like they might not actually be in soup - i.e., sesame noodles. So are they actually in soup, or did they just not make a separate category for them? I'm interesting in trying if they are soup-free. 94 in the valley and all....

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