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Hand-shaved noodles in the post-Jack's Tapas era

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Earl of Sandwich Mar 28, 2011 10:53 AM

I miss Jack's Tapas Cafe's hand-shaved noodles. Seattle Met magazine raved about the noodles at Mandarin Chef in the U District, but I thought they were just so-so. I had some very good homemade (but not hand-shaved) noodles at Chiang's Gourmet.

Is there any place that can compete with Jack's late, great hand-shaved noodles?

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Mandarin Chef
5022 University Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105

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    HungWeiLo Mar 29, 2011 10:44 AM

    Second Bamboo Garden.

    Shanghai Garden's green barley hand-shaven noodles is the only edible dish there. Eat that and nothing else and you'll be happy. They can even manage to mess up the tea.

    I thought I've seen and had hand-shaven at Chiang's. Maybe I was mistaken.

    I've always found Jack's hand-shaven noodles to be too soft in texture. And that thing where everything they make taste like it's dipped in a deep bowl of sugar.

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    Bamboo Garden
    202 106th Pl NE, Bellevue, WA 98004

    Shanghai Garden Restaurant
    80 Front St N, Issaquah, WA 98027

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      equinoise Mar 29, 2011 09:22 AM

      Bamboo Garden has a good hand-shaven noodle; try it in the dan dan preperation.

      Shanghai Garden I think specializes in hand-shaven and other noodles, at least they used to.

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      Bamboo Garden
      202 106th Pl NE, Bellevue, WA 98004

      Shanghai Garden Restaurant
      80 Front St N, Issaquah, WA 98027

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