Temple City: House of Mandarin Noodle
After we bid farewell to Bahooka, we checked out the House of Mandarin Noodle for dumplings and noodles.
We ordered too much for the three of us but what I love about that are the leftovers! We tried out the boiled seafood dumplings (shrimp and leek) and they were good but the panfried were even better.
The House of Mandarin Noodle doesn’t actually have a large selection of dumplings in comparison to other Mandarin Chinese restaurants I’ve been to but what they served were good. We really liked the crispy dumplings with their juicy fillings.
When we saw the toon panacake, we decided to order it even though we had no idea what toon was. Our server explained it was a Chinese vegetable. Upon googling, we found out it was it was the shoots and leaves of a tree.
Of course, it just sort of looked like spinach when closely examined. My companions seemed to prefer this pancake over the spring onion one.
Someone ordered the chicken chow mein but I was after dan dan noodles.
I enjoyed the spring onion pancake. It wasn’t too oily and the many layers had a weight to it. Sometimes I think this dish can get too oily and so flaky, it’s just like eating oily air. I’m glad House of Mandarin Noodle makes a good pancake.
At last, the coveted dan dan noodles. This version was very peanut-y. I missed the meat. It did have a nice kick though. I’m still hunting for the best dan dan mein so I’ll keep trying. I may have move on to beef noodle soup face-offs soon.
House of Mandarin Noodle
4819A Temple City Blvd., Temple City, CA 91780 — (626) 286-1689
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