Your Favorite Bowl of Noodle Soup in Chinatown
Tell me your favorite, please.
I'm always torn between the Tom Yum seafood noodle soup at Penang, vs Pho at Xinh Xinh, vs braised beef tendon noodle soup at Gourmet Dumpling House, vs any cantonese noodle soup at Hong Kong Eatery.
What else is good out there in Chinatown?
I agree the pho at Xinh Xinh is good in general, but I specifically love the curry chicken with vermicelli.
The beef tendon noodle soup has a thick flavorful beef broth, a bit spicy. The tendons are very, very tender. What I like about it is the broth is not overly salty or loaded with MSG, something which I have encountered elsewhere in the past (resulting me in drinking a gallon of water afterwards and excessive sleepiness).
i think it's a tie between hu tieu nam vang at pho hoa (rice noodle, fish cake, pork paste, sliced pork, crab meat, squid and shrimp -- plus the crucial soft-yolky quail eggs) and the shredded beef with long hom peppers noodle soup (i get shanghai-style noodles). there's a frightening ratio of peppers to everything else.
Gourmet Dumpling House
52 Beach St, Boston, MA 02111
17 Beach St, Boston, MA 02111