Where can I find this Chinese dish?
I haven't had "ma yi san su" (Mandarin) in years. It's a non-soupy chinese dish with thin, clear noodles, topped with ground beef, spices, and sauce. The name is a reflection of the dish -- the tiny pieces of beef look like ants.
It was so good, and I'm craving it. Has anyone had a really tasty version recently?
Just had this dish at Manie's Restaurant in Rowland Heights last week - pretty darn good. We asked to have it very spicy and they sure delivered. It was the first time I had these noodles, noted as "ants climbing a tree," and I'll be back for more. Fiery spice with bits of ground beef spotted throughout - the clear noodles wore an intense shade of red from all the heat...oh man, I'm craving some now! Their dandan mein and xiao long bao are also worth a try :)
18438 Colima Road #106
Rowland Heights, CA 91748