Lan Zhou La Mien

818 Benavidez St., Binondo, Manila, Metro Manila

Lan Zhou La Mien
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Raisa Z.
5.0 Stars
2

128004 Beef Lamien (140)
Must try! I swear, their noodles is so good! I would pick this over North Park any day 💯

128032 Seafood Cha Hofan (180)
Serving is super big!!! Good for 2-3 persons, the amount of egg, seafood and vegetable is so jam packed, you won't be able to find the noodles.

🌯 Fried Dumplings (200)
Tastes like korean dumplings, yummy!!!

3/3 - I liked all of our orders. I would definitely come back here. Good foooood!

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Christian S.
5.0 Stars
2

Best la mien

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Janis N.
5.0 Stars

This is my favorite restaurant in Binondo. Their hand-pulled beef la mien is to die for! Make sure you ask for a pair of scissors when they serve your noodles.

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Ron M.
4.0 Stars

Been here for the nth time, since le boyfie loves this joint so much i couldn't seem to say no to him whenever he asks me to eat here, and so we had yet another noodle session despite the carb overload we've been having these past few days ( its holy week and since meat is not allowed we've been eating bread and noodles the whole time)

and so we ordered wanton la mien and chicken cha ho fan well what can i say their noodles were freshly hand tossed, just a few minutes ago inwas watching the chef stretching the noodles and dipped it in boiling water then placed in a BIG bowl then drenched it in their special broth soup along side the wantons and some taiwanese pechay so good 128077🏻 we asked for more soup twice in a row and the ho fan noodles had an array of tastes which can be summed up in one word, umami 128523 overall well we enjoyed it and we will still come back for more

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Mary Love S.
4.0 Stars

As part of our Rizal Rediscovery tour, we walked around Binondo for some authentic Chinese food. (Now that I typed it in, it doesn’t make sense.)

Anyway, we went to this small noodle shop called Lan Zhou La Mien (no, I wasn’t able to read the signage… I relied on what our “tour guide” told me).

We ordered Beef Lamien (PHP120), Beef Kan Pan Lamien (PHP130), Ba Bao Sha Guo Lamien (PHP140) and pork dumplings (PHP100). Our other friend ordered Seafood Lamien as she’s vegetarian.

While waiting for our food... we watched how the noodles were made.

First dishes to arrive were the Beef Lamien and the Beef Kan Pan Lamien. Well, the two are pretty much the same only the latter does not have soup. I prefer the Beef Lamien because I can’t help associate noodles with soup. Also, I find the Kan Pan Lamien a bit hard to swallow. A bit thick for me.

The beef however was very tender and flavorful. It was not salty at all and I’d say that it was seasoned well. Also, the noodles played a major part in the dish. You’d know that the noodles were cooked well. Chewy but not hard or of the texture of overly cooked rice.

I wasn’t able to try the Ba Bao Sha Guo Lamien but I was told that some ingredients added were quite bland. I just took one quail egg so I can’t really comment about.

The pork dumplings on the other hand were just right. Not really spectacular. I had better pork dumplings. I also prefer dipping it in soy sauce but the only one available there was black vinegar. I’m not very sure if that’s the proper way to eat dumplings as I am not really fond of Chinese food (though I’m Chinese).

We “stared” at the restaurant that served vegetarian dumplings. I’ll try that one next time.

#12Days

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Ron M.
4.0 Stars

Boyfie loved it here the first time we had their hand pulled noodles so he insisted we have lunch here again despite the fact that we haven't been around binondo much, what can i do, just can resist him 128525

Anyway, we ordered chicken cha kuan mien and beef kan pan mien, he loved the beef so much he chose beef again as the meat topping and I on the otherhand chose chicken, the beef had a sauce that so sabory and sweet and creamy, my order however, well it took quite a while before it was served, i almost ran out of patience but when it arrived and i took a spoonful of it, heaven at last 128523 it was worth the wait, the sauce was absorbed by the noodles, generous serving of veggies, scrambled egg, and chicken meat, it was really delicious i was able to finish up the whole plate (boyfie was sneaking all the scrambled eggs though) and after eating we ordered their squash hopia, well it was more like tikoy than hopia, overall i'd definitely come back to try more of their noodles 128077🏻

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Marjorie G.
4.0 Stars

Are you guys familiar with hand-pulled noodles called, lamian? It's a type of Chinese noodle that is, "made by stretching and folding the dough into strand," - Wikipedia. And I think I just found the best tasting lamian in town and that's in this noodle place called, Lan Zhou La Mian in Manila.

Lan Zhou is a fairly small noodle house, with few chairs and tables, and an open kitchen secluded by glass walls.

Despite being small, the place is always brimming with customers. There are different lamien (that's how it was spelled in their menu, with "e" instead of "a") flavors to choose from like seafood, pork, chicken, etc. I ordered Spare Ribs Lamien. I was surprised when I saw how big and deep the bowl was, and the serving if my estimation is right, is good for three people. It costs PHP120. It has a generous serving of noodles and pieces of spare ribs. The noodles alone were flavorsome, tender, and thick. No wonder my friend loves it.

I also tried a plate of Steamed Dumplings, it's PHP150 for 15 pieces. It's pork dumplings with chives, with a wrapper that is moist, glossy, and soft. So different from steamed dumplings that I've had before, this is definitely much more scrumptious.

I am not exactly a fan of authentic Chinese cuisine, but this one won my approval. Once you get to try it, I'm sure you will agree.

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Ron M.
5.0 Stars

Finally we had the chance to eat here, whenever we pass by this chinese joint its always crowded, btw they have a glass window where you can see how they hand pull the noodles and make their dumplings 128513

Overly excited, we couldn't decide what dish to order, we chose the lan zhou guisado with seafood toppings, knife la mien with beef toppings, and steamed dumplings, you would taste and feel that its hand made since the noodles weren't evenly cut and the dumpling wrappers had the same texture as the noodles, the lan zhou guisado had generous amount of veggies and seafood, it also has scrambled egg that i think was cooked while the noodles was tossed in its sauce and if you dig onto the noodles there's a suprise at the bottom, two large perfectly cooked shrimps 128523, the knife la mien however was flat hand pulled rice noodles with a delicious thick and rich beef sauce and comes with a bowl of hot bone soup, really loved this one and finally their steamed dumplings is nothing like the ordinary, theirs was filled with kutchay and pork but with a little hint of peanut, it was really good, never thought that peanut would go well with it

Overall it was great and i really wanna go back here and eat more of their hand pulled noodles soon! 128517

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Zagrk A.
4.0 Stars

Hand pulled noodles right around your neighborhood with affordable prices. The steam dumplings is the star for me though, best accompanied by the black vinegar! You wont regret it.

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Sous V.
5.0 Stars

Hot hand pulled noodles on a rainy day! The broth is great and the noodles are perfectly done. Tried the beef noodles tito noodles. Don't forget to order the "squash hopia"! Delicious ender to your meal!

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Bernadine G.
5.0 Stars

If you haven't tried it, GO TRY IT! Absolutely delicious!

My brothers and I usually get an order of Beef Cha Hohon, Egg Chao Fan and Steamed Dumplings and it costs less than 500 for the three of us!

AFFORDABLE+DELICIOUS = HAPPINESS

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Jen L.
3.0 Stars

doing tour binondo food trip? dont miss out this place :)

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Cheng C.
4.0 Stars

Could you imagine an order of beef lamien bowl (aka beef noodle) only cost 120PHP and this is already good for 2 persons?

I love how they maintained the elasticity of the noodles and how tasty the soup was...

I also love their steamed dumplings (160PHP only). Sorry I wasn't able to take a picture of the steamed dumplings...I was starving already from my long walk in Binondo in quest of my feng shu items 128513...that i cant wait to eat it!

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Raisa R.
3.0 Stars

Their beef noodles, steamed and fried dumplings were nothing special.
I like their dry beef noodles. I wish I just ordered the dry noodles.
Very affordable for only 120 php

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Kwokie K.
5.0 Stars

It's been a while since I ate here, the "la mien" or the hand pulled noodles is still very good!

I always go for the Beef La Mien but this time we ordered the steamed dumplings too. Their version of the dumplings has more "kuchay" than the pork filling - more than what I prefer, but I guess that just depends on people's taste.

They also serve very good seafood and Chinese fried rice!

The hardcore Chinese main landers order the tito la mien but that's too high in uric acid. :)

Each serving of the noodles is only Php120 and it's more than what the average person can finish! Very good value for money.

P.S. Late at night, you order the beef soup base which is technically the boiled beef soup for the whole day. Very tasty and very good!

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Elmer R.
4.0 Stars

Now I know why this is the best beef noodle for 2014 in Looloo! The soup remained hot even after I gulped on the last streak of hand pulled noodles. The serving size was hefty and the noodles were chewy and long, and the soup was rich in beefy taste.

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Karenina V.
5.0 Stars

Nothing like fresh hand pulled noodles. I always order the beef noodle and panfried dumplings. Heaven!

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Ayie d.
5.0 Stars

They have tons of noodles to choose from but not with dimsum. I have no choice but to eat this Kuchay dumplings with the very asim dark vinegar since I am not a fan of noodles.

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Gerald T.
5.0 Stars

Cravings satisfied! Cheap and very tasty! Just dont mind the dirty scenery

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Diana L.
5.0 Stars

Ahhhhhh. I'm in love with their fried or steamed dumpling. It taste like xiao long bao in Fujian! :)

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