Coworkers decided to get take out from Liang’s Kitchen (梁媽媽家眷村料理) for lunch today. I called the restaurant to ask if they have any vegan dishes. They only have two vegetarian/vegan dishes: Family Style Cold Noodle (眷村涼麵) and Sesame Sauce Dry Noodle (眷村旦旦麵).
I had their Sesame Sauce Dry Noodle, a.k.a. Dan Dan Noodle before. I thought the noodle was really soggy, and the sauce lack flavor. So today I wanted to try their Family Style Cold Noodle. It sounded especially good on a hot day like today. (It was 95 degrees today here in Southern Cali!)
The cold noodle came with julienned cucumber and crushed peanuts on top.
There were three sauces that you could add to the cold noodle to your own taste: sesame sauce, garlic sauce and chili oil. I just added everything to my noodle.
Mix everything together, and enjoy!
How do I like the Family Style Cold Noodle from Liang’s Kitchen? Honestly, not much. The noodle, again, was overcooked and way too soft for my taste. There were barely any cucumber. The sauce was alright. And for what it was, $5 seemed a bit overpriced.
My all time favorite cold noodle is from a cold noodle specialty restaurant in Taipei, Taiwan called Chen’s Cold Noodle (陳家涼麵). They only have two items on their menu: cold noodle and soup. The tiny restaurant is open 24 hours, and the place is always full any time of the day. If you have a chance to visit Taipei, definitely try this place.
Have you tried Chinese cold noodle before? Do you have a favorite place to get cold noodle? Do you have a good recipe to share with me? I am planning to make my own Taiwanese style cold noodle this weekend!