Lao Bei Fang Dumpling House Is the Best Noodle Shop in Queens, NY
There is an award-winning noodle shop located in the heart of Queens, NYC. I have been coming to this place for years, and it is one of the best. It is worth a visit if you happen to be visiting this area. It is a 4-star specialty restaurant with 1-star prices.
The name of the place is Lao Bei Fang Dumpling House located on Broadway in Elmhurst NY. Not that Broadway but the main street in Elmhurst, a section of Queens county. It is populated by a large Chinese asian community along with groceries store and fruit stands.
The main feature of this small restaurant is the hand pulled noodles which is made fresh everyday. You can actually see how they make it. Interesting to watch as the chef perform in front of the customers.
Besides the various noodle dishes, they also have excellent pork buns and pan fried dumplings and small side dishes such as beef tendon and cucumbers and seaweed. There is a colorful menu with photos of the various dishes.
The name of the place is a translation of the term Old Northern Style. In China, the northern part is best known for their wheat products such as noodles, dumplings and scallion pancakes and pork buns.
Part of Menu
Plaque on Wall
My Favorite Dishes
The best dish in my opinion is number 48 on the menu. It is Egg Sauteed hand-pulled noodle. It is a dish big enough to feed two people for lunch. The hand pulled noodle is chewy and firm. It contains a healthy mix of vegetables and fried egg. I recommend it highly. If you like a noodle soup, I recommend number 23, Beef Stew Hand-Pulled Noodle Soup. The broth is full of flavor. You will come back time after time.
It is not often to find a shop with great food and reasonable prices. This is one of them I highly recommend. The ambiance is nothing to brag about but the food makes up for it. It is low cost and you can fill your hunger with less than $5 dollars. It is also great for takeout. I recommend getting the pork bun. You can order them already cooked and frozen. Just take them home and put in freezer. It makes a great snack by heating up in microwave. Just put a wet napkin over it in a bowl and heat in high setting for 2.5 minutes. It is as good as freshly steamed.
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