Thursday, August 12, 2010

Comfort food at Mien San Noodle House

Mien San Noodle House has been standing along Granada Street for as long as I've lived in Quezon City... and I moved to QC when I got married back in 1999.

Mien San recently renovated. The place is now not only bigger and brighter, it's also more in-demand. Whenever I pass by cars are double-parked right outside. We usually visit at an awkward time that's neither lunch nor dinner so we can park in peace.

Upon taking a seat, you'll be served this appetizer. I think it's fried wonton wrappers. Sometimes they serve it savory, sometimes they serve it sweet. It's very crunchy and nice to nibble on as you peruse the menu and try to decide what to have.

Steamed Pork/Kutchay Dumplings at Mien San Noodle HouseAn order of Steamed Kutchay Dumplings (P68 for 8 pcs, pictured above) is always good to have as either an appetizer or side dish. The outer covering is very chewy and the filling is delicious. You can opt to have this fried too.

Fried Pork Chop Noodle at Mien San Noodle House
Fried Pork Chop Noodle at Mien San Noodle HouseThese days I always go for the Fried Pork Chop Noodle (P148, pictured above) which comes with a bowl of noodles in piping hot soup and one piece of super crunchy and tasty pork chop that's sliced into pieces. This has actually been my hubby's favorite Mien San dish for more than a decade now so it's actually HIS comfort food. I used to always order something else but ever since I had a bit of that pork chop I've been hooked. It's very flavorful and it kind of reminds me of the pork chop I used to have at my grandmother's house when I was a little girl. You don't even need any sauce because it's already wonderful as it is. Meanwhile, the soup has a mild and clean taste which complements the savory pork chop nicely.

Good food, very affordable prices. What's not to love about Mien San? :)

Mien San Noodle House
Granada St., Bgy. Valencia,
New Manila, Quezon City
721-5794 / 723-0558

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