Is there anything cooler than hand-pulled noodles? Watching the ancient art of stretching dough and seeing it quickly transform from a giant lump to beautifully uniform noodles, it’s almost like magic. It happens so quickly. I can only imagine the training that goes into this traditional Chinese art that seems impossible but looks effortless.
When Xian Sushi and Noodle opened recently, a few friends and I enjoyed a dinner of hot steaming bowls of noodles in the casual spot. We tried fat noodles, thin noodles, broths and fresh noodles layered with crisp vegetables.
Each dish was uniquely flavorful and the noodles had the perfect bite. A sampling of appetizers led us to believe that most of it was frozen, but still tasty. At $3 an order, who would take issue with frozen dumplings or shumai?
While the noodles are behind the buzz, Xian’s sushi offering is somewhat formidable. We sampled one dish, The Treasure Island. The mountain of fresh tuna, salmon, yellowtail and fluke was encircled by ripe avocado in a shallow pool of divine ponzu sauce. The spicy mayo offered a surprising kick, with a slow burn that just kept coming. At ten bucks, the amount of raw fish was a steal.
Have you been to Xian Sushi and Noodle? Do you have any favorites?