I give full credit to my father-in-law for this delicious discovery. See, he loves going around Binondo during his spare time.
Lan Zhou La Mien is a small, no, tiny Chinese eatery on Benavidez St. which specializes in authentic hand-pulled noodles. Their #1 bestseller is the Beef La Mien (P90, pictured above), which was what most of us in the group ordered.
Meanwhile, my hubby opted for Beef Kan Pan (P100, pictured above), which is kind of like Beef La Mien except that the noodles and the soup are served separately. I think you get slightly more noodles with the Beef Kan Pan, not that there’s not enough in the Beef La Mien. Lan Zhou La Mien’s noodle servings are BIG. I shared my order with my 5-year old daughter and still emerged full afterwards.
We ordered Boiled Dumpling (P110 for 15 pieces, pictured above) on the side to accompany our noodles. It’s served with a black vinegar-based sauce and wow, while it may look bland in the photo, the dumpling wrapper is very chewy just like the noodles. The ground meat and vegetable filling is juicy and tasty.