701 W Garvey Ave
Monterey Park, CA 91754
Mandarin Noodle House
Sat, 08/13/2016, 5:30pm walk-in
I crave Chinese food every so often, especially living on the Westside when good Chinese food seems to be lacking. There is a plethora of Chinese food in Monterey Park. It's sometimes difficult to choose from the many and somehow, on a day when Tokyo Fried Chicken was too long of a wait, we turned to Mandarin Noodle House across the street.
Upon arriving, the place was pretty empty and we were able to be seated right away. The interior looks like a very standard, simple Chinese restaurant in the SGV: red, Chinese paper writing on the wall, the standard Chinese calendar and the old school Chinese paintings. The place seats a fair amount of people and by the time we finished our dinner, the restaurant was starting to fill up.
|Another part of the interior|
|COLD NOODLE WITH SESAME SAUCE-DRY ($8.95): This was a good dish, but I've had better sesame noodles elsewhere. It's a great summer dish if you want something hearty without it being hot in temperature. The vegetables were refreshing.|
|CHICKEN FRIED RICE ($8.95): I actually had leftovers to take home and I thought the fried rice was better the next day. It's straight forward; nothing special but good flavor nonetheless.|
Notable Dishes: Noodles with Black Bean Sauce and Thin Onion Pancake