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Slurp and Chew---Heavy Noodling

rabo encendido (formerly Eric Archer) | Jan 30, 200506:07 PM

Heavy Noodling. Perhaps the most appropriately named restaurant in the Los Angeles area.

Famished GF and I on our way back from Big Bear, where bad food abounds like frat boy snowboarders. Both of us having a serious Chinese food/noodle jones. Various Hounds have recommended this place, so we pop in.

One plate of seafood chowmein. One bowl of noodles, with huge chunks of slippery tendon, in an anise and clove-laden, murky-as-hell beef broth. One order of soft, pillowy pork and pickled nappa cabbage dumplings that explode with juice (eleven dumplings to an order). Way too much food for two, but we eat it all anyway.

Everything is outstanding (most notably, the excellent broth in the soup-noodle dish), but secondary to the real star of the show, the "noodles": thick, lasagna-esque, hand-cut blobs of dough. Dense, chewy, assertive, practically screaming to get your attention. Truly, the Shaq of the Noodle World. As I am slupping up these huge suckers, the wet, brothy ends of the noodles flail wildly, spraying the walls and my GF with drops of soup and sauce. We leave drenched, but satisfied.

Ridiculously cheap, at $21 (all of the above, plus one coke). Cash only. Yet again, a deep, appreciative bow to the Hounds

Heavy Noodling Restaurant
(626) 307-9583
153 E Garvey Ave
Monterey Park, CA 91755

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