Jonathan Gold visits Mian in San Gabriel

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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.

Read Jonathan’s LA Times review and get more of his restaurant recommendations here.

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

2000 Mian Huaxing Egg Noodles
The HuaXing egg noodles at Mian restaurant in San Gabriel.
2000 Mian - Choushou
Red chile oil pork chaoshou.
2000 Mian - Hot & Sour Noodles
The hot and sour noodles topped with fried egg.
2000 Mian - Dishes
From front to back, a tasty assortment of dishes at Mian: pork dumplings, Chengdu ZaJiang noodles, gizzard noodles and red chile oil pork chaoshou.