February 24, 2012

Quality Chinese at House of Mandarin Noodle

We were planning on dining at Din Tai Fung for their oh-so-juicy steamed dumplings, but the line wrapped around Pluto and all the way back.  So we hopped back into our car and drove around aimlessly, hoping to find a magical sign.

And there it came.  At the red light, I glanced out the window and saw 4 words: House of Mandarin Noodle.  I'm not one to judge a restaurant by its name, since many great restaurants have the strangest names!  I quickly looked it up on yelp, and it was 4 stars.  It was a done deal for me, so we turned into the parking lot right away, and walked through the restaurant door to meet our fate.

Green Onion Pancake

Oh, fate was kind!  The pancake was light, crispy, and flaky, with plenty of onions too!

Beef Noodle Soup

Slowly simmered beef
so tender  melts in your mouth
while melting your heart.

Pan-fried Pork Dumplings

These were one of the best pan-fried dumplings ever! (Close runner up, after Luscious Dumplings)
They were nice and crispy on the outside, and the inside was oozing with juice, ready to burn your tongue.  After eating one dumpling, I just couldn't stop myself from eating her delicious sisters and brothers too!

Eaten by Cathy.

House of Mandarin Noodle
4819A Temple City Blvd
Temple City, CA 91780
(626) 286-1689


Anonymous said...

Wow.. I ABSOLUTELY ADORE YOUR HAIKU!! It's super clever! You guys are so great, I want to go there someday. <3