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Tasty Hand-pulled Noodle on Doyers

NancyC | Feb 11, 201006:13 PM

I've only seen a couple tangential posts about this place, but no dedicated thread.

Stopped in yesterday, during the snowstorm and sort of an off hour (4pm or so) so it wasn't busy. Since I was alone I could only try one thing, so as tempted as I was by lamb noodles and zha jiang mian, I went for beef knife-cut noodles. I unfortunately can't read Chinese but in English I didn't see any indication that noodles could be ordered dry instead of in soup, but I think one of the earlier posts said that was possible.

The noodles were delicious. Great texture, firmness, just fantastic. The beef was too dry without much flavor. The broth was oddly low on flavor as well. I love salt, but have been cutting back for a while now to the point that I find most restaurant/deli soups to be overly salty. But this one wasn't. No salt was provided so I added some soy sauce and the oily chili paste (not the Sriracha, which was also there) and cilantro, and then it became pretty good.

Unfortunately two of the women got into a horrible argument while I was there and screamed at the top of their lungs the entire time, frequently sounding on the verge of tears. The other customers and the cook who was eating at that time seemed concerned/confused as well. The loud sound of what I assume was noodles slapping on the table was unsettling in conjunction with the violent screaming.

Anyway, it wasn't GREAT but there are so many items on the menu and so cheap that I'd like to try again. The place is definitely quite clean, some of the staff speaks English, and it's on my favorite street!

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