Chow Bella

Cafe: China Magic Noodle House

We're used to eating noodles dried and stuffed in a cardboard box. Forget it. Why would you eat that when you can gorge on hand-made noodles from China Magic Noodle House?

Food Critic Michele Laudig on China Magic Noodle House:

You'd never suspect that this modest Chinese restaurant, practically hidden around the corner from Lee Lee Oriental Supermarket, distinguishes itself with a such a unique dining experience, but that's what makes gems like this so fun to seek out.

Owner Bin Li, who came to the Valley from New York City and opened the spot a month and a half ago, offers a simple menu of hand-pulled, made-to-order noodles (la mian, considered by some to be the predecessor of Japanese ramen, at least linguistically) in the style of the Lanzhou region of northwestern China. There are also some Hong Kong-style appetizers, fried rice, and fruit smoothies filled with chewy boba (which are practically a meal unto themselves)...full story

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Jonathan McNamara