Last week, I had dinner with my good friend, Jamie at Chen’s Noodle House. A new place for both of us. Chen’s Noodle House has a very very modest and humble storefront. Inside, there’s maybe 8 little card tables that seat a maximum 4 people each. Who needs the fluff of decor and fancy signage when your food speaks for itself?
To start, we ordered steamed dumplings and onion pie. Sometimes I find the dumpling wrappings to be too thick and starchy for my liking but Chen’s steamed dumplings were just right for me. I thoroughly enjoyed them. Jamie likes her dumplings fried so she wasn’t as big as a fan as me. The onion pie is now the best onion pie I’ve had (beating out Coco’s Cafe in Austin and Fufu’s Cafe in Houston. Not as doughy as Fufu’s and not as greasy as Coco’s. Chen’s the winner!
Noodles in Bean Paste
I loved this dish and would come back JUST for this dish. So comforting, so savory. There is ground pork in it and slices of cucumber. I loved the slices of cucumber in it. Kind of unexpected but completely works. Noodles were super fresh.
Stir Fried Noodles
Jamie ordered the stir-fried noodles. It was pretty good, I probably wouldn’t order it again since the noodles in bean paste sauce completely beat it out for me.
I was quite pleased by my experience here and I’m definitely coming back to this hole in the wall restaurant.
Chen’s Noodle House
8650 Spicewood Springs Rd
Austin, TX 78759
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