Dandan Guilin Rice Noodle
Following up on Modernist's recent posting, I stopped by the Dandan Guilin Rice Noodle location in San Gabriel Square, which has taken the spot formerly occupied by Q Noodle. Having ODd on Guilin rice noodles on a trip there last year (while good, having those rice noodles three meals a day kind of gets to you), I never bothered to stop off at Eight Cafe in Monterey Park since I've been back. However, reading about the new restaurant I decided to give it a try. As things turn out, Dandan is a relatively upscale branch of Eight Cafe, whose logo appears on the premises. It also turns out that there is a third branch of this operation, the address of which seems to correspond to the shopping center adjacent to the San Gabriel Superstore. Anyway, Dandan has a nice selection of Guilin Rice Noodle soup, probably tastier than what I actually had in Guilin. (I was on a tour and likely didn't get the grade A restaurant experience.) They also appear to have a number of other Guilin specialties on their relatively short menu.