Lanzhou Handmade Beef Noodle Soup

Boy did I regret asking the hotel concierge where to go for good local beef noodle soup.  half an hour subway travel to this I must ad mit pretty local noodle shop which I had ask for but certainly lacked the oomph I was after.

Lanzhou lamian (or pulled noodles) restaurants serves as one of the cheapest dining experiences I have had while in china.  As with all other hand pulled noodle shops, noodles are pulled on demand to guarantee freshness.

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Lanzhou Lamain shops is a chain restaurant where all the Lanzhou lamian shops generally follow the same concept, making them easy to spot where boys who are probably too young to be working in a restaurant staff the front of the house  pulling noodles, while the patriarch collects the money and sometimes also takes orders from diners.

All the men don a white Muslim prayer cap, while the women wear colorful headscarves that can be spotted when they peek out of the kitchen where they’re cooking up the wok-fired dishes.

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There is a picture menu at the counter where you can point to the dish(es) you want to order.

I ordered a bowl of Beef Noodle Soup where I got to select the type of noodle I wanted.  I opted for wide hand cut noodles.  where all the noodle types were on display at the counter along with other condiments.

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The bowl of noodles came out in no time at all.  I was a bit disappointed  in the amount of meet that was in my bowl of with a small handful of cubed beef.   But then why am I complaining, 12RMB for a bowl of noodles is a steal.

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Good experience but not worth the effort and time to come all the way out here for a bowl of hand pulled noodles.

Location: 2212 Zhongshan North Road, Putuo, Shanghai, China

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