Dan Dan Mein in Van Nuys

Things are certainly looking up for the availability of Chinese food when you can get Dan Dan noodles in Van Nuys at Shanghai Chef in the shopping center of White Oak and Vanowen. This recently opened restaurant has a short 40 item menu with no obviously gringo selections (except the egg rolls and perhaps the five ramen selections), though I’m not sure who their audience is given the location. Spicy wontons were excellent and the Dan Dan noodles and Shanghai rice cakes were quite good. Other items on the menu include beef noodle soup, shrimp, beef and chicken dumplings, crispy flour buns and marinated tofu skewers.