Some Things Change, Some Things Stay The Same - Steam Queen Is Now Gui Lin Noodle
Something has happened at our favorite Guilin rice noodle spot, Steam Queen Rice Noodle near the San Gabriel Superstore, but I'm not sure what. Outside signage stays the same, but they now have real menus with pictures that now say Gui Lin Noodle. This replaces the old paper check off sheet on which you submitted your order. Also appears to be an expanded menu. Food has definitely been tweaked, but it's the same lady up front. As Clarissa Wei wrote in her L. A. Weekly survey of Guilin noodle houses in the SGV, the Steam Queen chain is owned by one woman, and Gui Lin Cuisine in Monterey Park is owned by her sister. The new Gui Lin Noodle menu reminds me that of Gui Lin Cuisine, so I don't know if there's an influence there, or perhaps even a change in control. I'll need to check out the other locations to see if there are any corresponding changes.