While I was in Maryland, my sister would ask me everyday what I wanted to eat for lunch. The reply was always the same: noodles! She took me to a couple of noodle places that were pretty solid. The first place, Michaels Noodles, is right around the corner from my sister’s house. We ordered fried noodles (sort of similar to lo mein) and Chinese rice cake “noodles”– what I refer to as the Chinese version of gnocchi. For lunch noodle dishes, it was pricey (I think each dish was around $8 or $9), but the rice cakes were really flavorful and had great texture, without being too oily.
The next day, we headed to China Taste. My sister took me there so we could pick up some of the “tastiest fried chicken” (according to her and my brother-in-law). Of course, I was excited because I love fried chicken. Also, she said the two of us could probably share one bowl of noodle soup and leave with leftovers. And all for $7. I was very skeptical, but also extremely curious. How big was this bowl of noodles? Was it going to be Bigger Than My Head? (Y’all know I’m obsessed with that…) Well, the bowl came, and I was not disappointed.
The noodle soup was good, but not great. However, for $7, it was a very good value considering it could feed a family of four. We also ordered some aforementioned fried chicken, which was drenched in teriyaki sauce and pretty tasty, and the skin was carmelized and crunchy sweet. As with the noodles, the chicken was also a good value (I don’t remember the exact prices, but it was very reasonable.)