THE ONE ON QUFU LU

Address: 12 Qufu Lu

Last order: 10pm

Price:
大碗牛肉拉面 5元
大碗加肉拉面 10元
大碗羊肉拉面 6元

The One on the Corner
The One Behind the Trees
The One on the Hill
The One in the Middle
The One at the End of Minjiang Lu
The One Opposite Rudis
The One Upstairs
The One on Xiaoyao 2 Lu
The One on Xuzhou Lu
The One Opposite LPG
The One on Sifang Lu
The One on Yunxiao Lu
The One Called Ma Jia
The One Called Ma Jia 2
The One on Dayao 3 Lu
The One in Taidong
The One on Tianjin Lu
The One at the Start of Jiangxi Lu
The One that is Disappointingly Convenient
The One with the Wooden Deck
The One Called Ma Jia Under the Wang Ba
The One with the Dang Gui
The One Outside
The One on Qufu Lu

The number of customers eating la mian at any given time is usually a good sign of its quality…and that as I sat down I saw all ten customers fully engaged with their 拉面, some slurping up noodles, others completely drowning their bowls of hot soup and one kid completely focused on the task at hand - and all this on one of the hottest days of the year in Qingdao - I was anticipating something good.

And I was not disappointed as I was served a deliciously beefy broth with a noticeable presence of dang gui (当归). The young lads from Qinghai running the joint were working up a sweat to handle the roaring trade during the weekday lunch break - a good sign of how hard these guys work, particularly in this busy part of old Qingdao. As I was savouring the moment, four construction workers belted their way in and yelled out, “La mian”, “La mian”, “La mian”, “La mian”!

The 羊肉泡馍 served up to the man next to me looked dark and super meaty and came with fried bread, just like on The Hill, so should be worth a shot. The lamb barbecue (yang rou chuan’r, 羊肉串) looked good too - check the board for the 串+拉面deal.

This ramshackle la mian restaurant found right off Zhongshan Lu is a beauty - just don’t come here if you’re looking for clean-tiled floors and a view of the sea.

Comments:
That was a kick-arse delicious la mian!
Posted by David at 8:07 am on Sun, 13th August 2017

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