>I’m not supposed to eat a lot of carbs. Normally, I try not to and even if I do, I’ll stick to the good carbs such as whole wheat, grains and other healthy options. However, when I come to Noodle House, all of that goes out the door and what I am left with is refined white stuff everywhere I turn. I know it’s bad for me, I know I should be eating it in moderation — in my case, very moderated! But once those baos (buns) and dumplings hit my mouth, I just can’t stop at one, or two, or three for that matter. Noodle House is known for its Tianjin style steamed buns which are smaller than what you ordinarily will see at dim sum, and what is different is that these buns have the fluffiness of the regular buns, but the outside is a lot thinner, less dense. The encased filling is really juicy and succulent leaving a small pocket of soup when you bite into it. The beef and green onion buns are excellent as are the pork with leek, and while they are famous for vegetarian buns as well, they aren’t as tasty as the meat-filled alternatives. For me, what is better than the baos are the dumplings, namely the ‘sui jiao’ — you can choose from sui jiao (boiled dumplings), zheng jiao (steamed dumplings) and guo tieh (potstickers). I always go for sui jiao because to me, this typifies what a good dumpling should taste like. I like the shrimp and pork filled dumplings (pictured) as well as anything with leek in it. We always end up ordering a lot more than we can possibly finish, but then that means there will be leftovers for the next day and maybe the day after. I only wish they would open one closer to me — but then again, maybe not!
Noodle House, 18219 Gale Ave, Rowland Heights, CA 91748. Tel: 626-839-8806