This week, Pulitzer Prize-winning food writer for the LA Times Jonathan Gold takes us to Mian, a new Chongqing noodle house opened by Tony Xu in San Gabriel. Chef Xu is responsible for the wildly popular fare at Chengdu Taste. Mian is the Chinese word for noodles and Jonathan says there are several noodle dishes to try there.
First up: the Chengdu ZhaJiang noodles, a bowl of springy wheat noodles served with crumbled pork, chopped scallions, pickles, chile and soft peas that are imported from Chongqing. Other recommendations include the hot and sour noodles in vinegar broth, the noodles with chopped gizzards in a chile sauce, the Huaxing egg noodles with a fried egg in tomato sauce. And to finish: minced pork dumplings.
Recommendations: Hot and sour noodles, Chengdu ZhaJiang noodles, gizzard noodles, HuaXing egg noodles and minced pork dumplings.
Location: 301 West Valley Boulevard, #114–115, San Gabriel, CA 91776 | (626) 693-6888