Tuesday, January 21st

Xian Sushi and Noodle

Hand-pulled noodles at Xian Sushi and Noodle

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.

Hand-pulling noodles at Xian Sushi and Noodle

Hand-pulling noodles at Xian Sushi and Noodle

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.

Beef hand-pulled noodles at Xian Sushi and Noodle

Xian Noodles at Xian Sushi and Noodles

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?

Dumplings at Xian Sushi and Noodle

Shumai at Xian Sushi and Noodle

Crispy Calamari at Xian Sushi and Noodle

Pork Buns at Xian Sushi and Noodle

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.

Treasure Island at Xian Sushi and Noodle

Have you been to Xian Sushi and Noodle? Do you have any favorites?

8 Responses

  1. […] for their exceptional hand-pulled noodles, Xian (pronounced SHE-ann) offers one ramen in their roster, shoyu. The Ranch Road location is fairly […]

  2. Kay says:

    Holy moly, those noodles look great! Mmmmm…noodles.

  3. Optimista says:

    I agree with Senor Betty – your photos are fantastic! That was such a fun evening. Let’s do it again soon!!

  4. Seriously…YUM!!! Great find and thank you for sharing! If I hadn’t already eaten my weight in popcorn (that’s a LOT of popcorn!) I’d head there immediately!

  5. Terry Grier says:

    Great writeup. I have not had noodles yet. But that Treasure Island thing sounds amazing. IN

  6. Senor Betty says:

    Your pictures are amazing! Love the action shots. I want noodles now.

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