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House of Mandarin Noodle

4819A Temple City Blvd. (Temple City Blvd.) Send to Phone
626-286-1689
Longtime San Gabriel Valley favorite for Chinese comfort food.

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Lunch & Dinner Wed.-Mon.
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House of Mandarin Noodle Restaurant Review

: This longtime San Gabriel Valley favorite for Chinese comfort food has survived for more than three decades at various addresses. In early 2015, House of Mandarin Noodle's original owners sold the restaurant to a former airline steward and her chef husband, who continued in the same vein. The boxy space with a green awning is still bustling, and sports green walls. The menu is untouched. Cold pickled cucumbers are a refreshing starter. From there, follow the dough. The green onion pancake delivers flaky texture and satisfying chew. Pan-fried meat dumplings are huge, with juicy pork flecked with cabbage and scallions. Fried rice cakes are loaded with pork squiggles and mixed vegetables and arrive slick with oil. Looking to stray from noodles, dumplings and cakes? Hot braised string beans are blistered and firm and carry a lingering kick. The signature dish is San Tung chicken salad, with juicy pulled chicken breast plated with crunchy cubed cucumber, cilantro, crispy onions and a tangy, garlic rich dressing.
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