Ended up visiting a friend in the area, and we stopped by for a visit.
We noticed the table next to us had a dish we'd never seen before, so we asked for a plate. Turns out they just added a new menu item / Appetizer:
Szechuan Pickled Vegetables:
This looked rather simple, but these were delicious Pickled Cabbage leaves, lightly spicy, with some numbing qualities from the Szechuan Peppercorns.
As refreshing as last time: Garlic, Sesame Oil and crisp Cucumbers.
Pig Ear with Chili Oil:
Their Housemade Chili Oil Marinade is as addictive as ever! Fragrant, light, with a subtle heat, and the Stewed Pig Ears (chilled then sliced) are wonderful.
Cabbage & Pork Dumplings:
Listed simply as "Cabbage Dumplings" on the menu, these are fresh, handmade in-house Dumplings, with Marinated Ground Pork & Napa Cabbage. The Dumpling skin has a nice thick heft to them, with a toothsome quality. The Marinated Ground Pork and Napa Cabbage is OK. It's not bad, but rather simple.
We like their Wonton with Spicy Sauce more (thinner skin, also made in-house) and the Szechuan Peppercorn Sauce is amazing in that dish!
And the dish that continues to defy belief, their Youpo Noodles are still as delicious as ever! This seemingly simple concoction of amazing Handmade Noodles (thick like a Pappardelle Pasta), Green Onions, fresh-smashed Garlic, Chili Oil Vegetable Broth and Spice mixture when mixed together creates something that shouldn't taste as awesome as it does!
But it does. And it's so tasty: Fragrant Garlic, lightly spicy with their nice blend of Chili Oil and other spices, Green Onions and that Vegetable Broth. It's lightly tart and salty and delicious, with fantastic Handmade Noodles.
Best Noodle House
9329 Valley Blvd.
Rosemead, CA 91770
Tel: (626) 782-7432