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