Before I ordered, I asked the waitress (in Chinese) if they're related to best noodle house. Surprisingly, she was very defensive "no, not related! We're a new store!"
Then the chef walked in n out. So I asked her if he used to work there. "no, never, this is a new store" (this all in Chinese)
She gave me a free appetizer. I ordered the half order big pan chicken, not too spicy, n no need to get a giant portion like most other places that serve it nearby. Taste was similar to nearby places, but without the insane spice (I didn't specify spice level)
So I guess she conveyed that (I had asked) to the chef. Once I finished eating, he came to talk to me, n then he told me that he was the head chef at best noodle house and saw that business was very good.. So he had decided to try on his own. He seems surprised that Chen (or cheng?) laoban (owner of best noodle house) was telling people about his shop... Maybe that's why the waitress was trying to deny deny deny..? Even tho they wrote the name in Chinese, seen above?
Anyhoo, the menu is similar (pic above) , n has a few extras on the back (forgot the pic sry) As long as the quality is the same or better, he should have no issues. This location is near my house, so I'll be able to eat this day or night!
Thx for the tip strongoxman!