Niu Rou Mien (牛肉麵 )

I have a longstanding love for Chinese/Taiwanese food.  It is no wonder, considering I grew up in Hacienda Heights, CA.  When I was in college (in Santa Barbara), I would have Chinese food withdraws because there were no decent Chinese (or Asian) restaurants in the area.  Every time I came home to visit, I would eat a bunch of good Chinese food and stock up on Asian products that couldn’t be found in SB.  Those 4 years were tough but I made it through.  🙂  Now that I’m back in the area, I don’t have to hoard nori and Hi-Chew.  I have awesome Chinese/Taiwanese cuisine in my backyard (relatively speaking).

I have been eating a lot of Niu Rou Mien (beef noodle soup) lately.  Maybe it’s the savory broth, maybe it’s the tender beef- it just doesn’t get old.  I crave it at least once a week.  I have been going to a handful of different restaurants in the Hacienda Heights/Rowland Heights area to eat it.  Each place has a distinct taste.

Today I went to Ding’s.  The broth is very dark and rich.  You get to choose the level of spiciness and that determines how thick the layer of chili oil is on the surface.

Ding’s beef noodle soup is unique in that they add spinach and lots of cilantro to the top. hmmm…

Tastes almost like Taiwan.  It’s legit.

Soon to come: a comparative analysis of beef noodle soup from different restaurants.

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About hmmfood

I am an aspiring nurse who funds my love for food by working a serving job. I love eating, trying new recipes, and watching other enjoy my creations!
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