Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Noodleospophy--San Mateo, CA

As soon as you enter Noodleosophy, you'll see someone making a loud, snappy show out of pulling noodle dough. You'll then order and pay on your own, guided by a monitor above showing the menu. About 10 minutes later, you pick up your order.

Spicy (it's actually pretty mild) Cumin Lamb with Biang Biang Noodles

In other words, there's almost no human interaction. But then, you forget about all that as soon as you try your first bite of Biang Biang Noodles. Damn if those aren't the best noodles in the Bay Area.

Simple yet spot on, what hits most is the chewiness--just the right elasticity--of those wide ribbons. The flavor was fine. In terms of how sheer quantity, the value isn't bad, either. I got full on $13 before tax and tip. But, what will pull me back is the texture of those noodles. That alone was worth the half hour drive and struggle for parking in downtown San Mateo. Be aware there isn't much table space, especially if your party has four or more.