When Yellow River Noodles (黄河陕西面名小吃) at Meishuguan shut down and got chai-ed, it left a sad little hole in my heart (or stomach?). Their biang biang mian (or 油泼扯面 you po che mian) was the inspiration for Beijing Haochi, and our culinary sleuthing and epic blog posts (four!) on this delight was born from our adoration of Yellow River’s chewy, slippery, fragrant noodle deliciousness (see ode to noodles, post on restaurants, recipe for noodles, and recipe for biang biang mian at home.)
Then I heard a rumor that they reopened across the street at an even more humble looking shoppe, and voila, the rumors were true, and Little Miss Shan (小陕娃) is indeed serving up the same scrumptious noodles and pork buns (肉架末) as our beloved Yellow River. I know it’s the same folks, since no one else has same fragrant Shaanxi oil/flavor mix as the original – which has been seared onto my taste buds, and which I can’t replicate (see Shaanxi carrots). Also like the original, they’re even open 24hrs.
Life is good again.
Little Miss Shan (小陕娃)
21 Meishuguan Dongjie (across from San Lian bookstore)