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Chengdu Taste's Next Restaurant Will Be All About Noodles
As much as Chengdu Taste's empire expands, the lines never seem to get any shorter. We'll see about that when Chef Tony Xu's new location opens soon.Xu says that the fourth Chengdu Taste is set to take over the former spot of a Hunan Chili King branch in San Gabriel at 301 West Valley Boulevard. According to Eater, the menu at Chengdu Taste #4 will be focused on noodles. So while no menu has been released yet, the possibly-named Mian Taste ("mian" is, of course, "noodles" in Mandarin) will feature noodle dishes currently unavailable on the current Chengdu Taste menus. One thing in the works, a Chongqing-style mala ramen that can be customized with your choice of ingredients. Drool is already slowly trickling out of the corner of my lips from just typing that.
Don't worry, we're sure their ace dan-dan mian and mung bean noodles will still be available here—along with all the tongue-numbing Sichuan peppercorns to boot.
While a hotshot chef like Xu, whose restaurants have earned praise from everybody in town, including ourselves, it seems like he feels right at home in the SGV. "America is my new homeland," he told Eater back when his third restaurant opened in June. Glad to have you here.
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