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Jan 15, 2006 12:03 PM

Ferry building tea house beef stew?

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I noticed that the tea house (Imperial Tea House or something?) is serving a beef stew during lunchtime. A sign also promoted a beef and noodles dish. Has anyone tried these?

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  1. From the sounds of it they might be serving Niu Rou Mein? Taiwanese style beef noodle soup.

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    1. re: theSauce

      That's exactly what it is. I went and had some today and it was fantastic. (Unschooled in chinese noodle soup, I don't know how authentic it is, however.) It looks like a small bowl, but the noodles are denslely packed and just oozing with the thick "broth" (it was almost more a sauce) which contains tea according to the sign. I am so full now. The beef was soft and fatty. I recommend this dish big-time.

      1. re: chowhoundX

        Wish I'd read this earlier. Got the Spicy pork noodles instead -- a strange dish with ground pork & noodles in broth with lots of chii oil, and diced carrots -- not good. Any other food recommendations here?

    2. If it's anything like the beef stew served at Imperial Tea Court's location in Berkeley it is delicious. I'll be eating some for dinner tonight.

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      1. re: Morton the Mousse

        Let us know if it is still as good as OP stated.

        1. re: MargotB

          Sorry if I wasn't clear. I've had the beef noodle at Imperial Tea in Berkeley 10-15 times. It is as wonderful as the OP claims.

          1. re: Morton the Mousse

            What is the update on Imperial Tea, Morton. What else have you tried that you like? What should be avoided. By now they should be settlled down. It might be time to get over there again.

            1. re: rworange

              My favorites are the beef noodle, tea broth pork wonton, and green onion pancake, in that order. The food is simple and soothing, though still very flavorful. The potstickers are also pretty good. The rice dishes are weaker. Don't bother with the hand pulled noodles. Tea service is OK, but notably better at Teance.