Stopped by Shanxi Noodle House on Gale Ave., and found it surprisingly packed for a weekday lunch. Quite an array of interesting dishes including oat flour rolls, oat noodles (visually similar to what is sometimes referred to as silver noodles, with a similar taste), filet mignon in Chinese corn bread, Chinese jujube with sweet millet, lily with millet, sea buckthorn soup, jujube pancakes, Pingyao style buckwheat crepes and more. A Din Tai Fung type kitchen where you can watch them roll the oat noodles, dumplings and other noodles.
Shanxi Noodle House is at 18219 E. Gale Ave., #A in the space formerly housed by FFY Noodle House. Further east on Gale, Xu Garden has been replaced by Jasmin Garden, a growing Shanghai specialist that started in West Covina and which has also expanded to Hacienda Heights and Corona. And in the same shopping center, Hong Kong Dim Sum is stunningly gone after just opening up in the fall. Not to worry, though, as something called Golden Valley is going to move in.