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Taiwanese Beef Noodle Soup at Cafe Opera in Ashburn

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antepiedmont May 9, 2012 07:53 PM

This is the real thing, a rich unctuous broth and fat noodles with lots of tender beef and a few snow peas (vegetables may vary). Nice and spicy. They gave me a little bit of mashed chilies in oil with garlic on the side, which made a tasty dipping sauce for bites of noodles and beef. Location is convenient to the big data center community up on Waxpool. House pickles are good too. An undiscovered treasure plus they have the General Tso's chicken or whatever for your non-foodie colleagues. They play AMAZING music too. Opera and jazz and whatnot -- I don't know what the soundtrack is but it works for me

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  1. KWagle RE: antepiedmont May 11, 2012 02:25 AM

    Do they have anything authentic or traditional other than those two items?

    Their Web site (assuming it's actually theirs) wasn't much use.

    http://www.cafeopera.net/

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      antepiedmont RE: KWagle May 11, 2012 10:36 AM

      No, there really isn't anything else of interest on the menu. The soup itself is a treasure, the restaurant itself is only a treasure in the context of the overall barrenness of Ashburn.

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      miltronix RE: antepiedmont May 14, 2012 11:33 AM

      Maybe I'm visiting the wrong parts of Taiwan but I've never seen snow peas in a Taiwanese beef noodle soup. It seems weird that they're adding it.

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