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101 Noodle Express

Map & Directions 1408 E. Valley Blvd.
Alhambra, CA 91801
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626-300-8654
  • Chinese
  • Daily 11am-1am
  • cash
  • Family Style, Takeout
  • Lunch, Dinner
  • No Alcohol
  • Reservations Accepted, Reservations Not Accepted
  • Parking Lot Available

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LA Weekly's Description

A bleak mini-mall storefront next to a bowling alley, 101 Noodle Express isn't undiscovered, exactly, although in all my visits I have never had a waitress say a word to me in English that didn't happen to be "7-up" or "Coca-Cola." Everybody orders a lovely if orthodox bowl of hot-sour soup, and a tan, wrinkly specialty called "De Zhou chicken." But mostly, the cafe is home to the Shandong-style beef roll, a massive, bronzed construction that commands its platter like two El Tepeyac burritos laid side by side - brawny Chinese pancakes rolled around slivers of stewed beef and seasoned with a sprinkling of chopped scallion tops and fresh cilantro. The inside of the beef roll is smeared with a sweet, house-made bean paste with an ethereal, almost transparent top note, a bean paste that bears the same relationship to ordinary hoisin sauce that a fine demi-glace might to a slug of canned brown gravy. It is a simple composition, and yet not ordinary street food raised to a transcendent level.

 
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Tips from foursquare

  • Cheapism on 03/16/11

    With 25 different types of dumplings, this Chinese spot is something different. And the famous Shandong-style beef roll, a burrito-like meal that’s massive, is just $6.75.

  • LA Weekly on 12/29/10

    Featured in LA Weekly's 99 Essential Restaurants!

  • Los Angeles Times on 06/07/13

    Go for the beef roll: that brawny, steroidal composition of crisp, flaky Chinese pancakes with cilantro and sweet, house-made bean sauce rolled around fistfuls of long-braised beef.

  • Try the Beef Roll - #delicious #nom #amazing! (via @Foodspotting)

  • Kyle N. on 01/03/11

    PROTIP: Beef rolls!

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