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Heavy Noodling in MPK is closed

Went by there last week and it has already been replaced with another restaurant. Was bummed.

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  1. Looks like it... there's a new Express restaurant instead, and it offers cheap combinations (lunch? dinner? not sure about the time). I'm bummed too.

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    1. re: gsmoose

      First Kuala Lumpur and now Heavy Noodling...2007 has not been a good year for SGV folks.

    2. Oh, for crying out loud!!! I live in the West-side and would always try to stop by Heavy Noodling if I was in the MPK area.

      *Now* where's a West-sider like me going to go get some dao-xiao mien (knife-cut noodles)??!?!

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      1. re: Tmblweed

        You can still get them at China Islamic on Garvey. Lamb soup with dough slice noodles is fantastic, especially when you sop up the soup with the sesame scallion bread.

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        1. re: Mr Taster

          The noodles are good at China Islamic, but not nearly the same as at Heavy Noodling.

          The China Islamic noodles are much more (how shall we say?) "civilized" than the uncultured strands you'd find at Heavy Noodling.

          Hand cut v. machine cut.

          Both are good, however.

          1. re: ipsedixit

            You can get hand-cut dao xiao noodles at Mas' Islamic Chinese in Anaheim.

            1. re: Das Ubergeek

              I am so bummed to hear that. I've neglected Heavy Noodling b/c i would always go to Har Lam Kee or Yungui Garden. RIP.

              As for dao xiao/chie mian, i know Kang Kang Food Court has them. I think they are so so though.

              1. re: eatdrinknbmerry

                The thing is, I was just at MHL this morning buying dim sum for my team and I swear the sign for Heavy Noodling is still up! Nothing doing at 7 AM, of course.

                1. re: Das Ubergeek

                  It is confusing... the sign for Heavy Noodling is still up, but they've draped a banner (all in Chinese) so to us lao wai from a distance it's hard to tell that anything different is going on inside.

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                  1. re: Mr Taster

                    Honestly, I didn't look at the banner -- it was just a passing glimpse as I U-turned semi-legally in Garvey Avenue to go back to the freeway. I did no further investigation so I'm willing to believe that you're right :)

                    1. re: Das Ubergeek

                      The name is Express House and it's Taiwanese steam table fare.

                      1. re: Chelmoon

                        Could you describe Taiwanese steam table fare? I don't think I've heard of that! Interesting.
                        Yes, the sign is confusing... I'm starting to think it's rather common for a closed establishment to take a long time to take down the sign! :P Even dismantling it a bit would help so that it isn't so noticeable...

                        1. re: gsmoose

                          A Taiwanese steam table is one which I have difficulty finding anything I'd like to eat. A lot of Taiwanese food is high cholesterol--either pork products or organ food. Also chicken is often served with the bone in. So when I see stuff like pigs feet, chicken thighs and a bunch of very strange looking items, it's probably Taiwanese.

                        2. re: Chelmoon

                          If it's any consolation to fellow mourners, my wife (aka Lovely Tasting Partner-- LTP) is Taiwanese and she was just as disappointed as I was to find HN replaced by food from her home country.

                          She actually talked to the new owners for a little while about HN's fate, and they told her that the old owners "retired".... however my LTP wasn't entirely convinced that this was really the whole story.

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            2. re: Mr Taster

              Just an FYI.

              China Islamic no longer serves hand-cut (or hand-sliced) noodles.

              1. re: ipsedixit

                Are you kidding? When did this happen? Did they actually change the soup part of the menu to eliminate the dough slice (right hand) column?

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