Lan Zhou La Mien

818 Benavidez St., Binondo, Manila, Metro Manila

Lan Zhou La Mien
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Gene G.
5.0 Stars
2

After our short Banawe Food Trip, we decided to go to Binondo already. First up on our list is Lan Zhou La Mien. We actually had a hard time while looking for the place. We kept on asking different people along the area where it was. After 20 minutes, we finally saw the place! Apparently, the big signage of the restaurant were in Chinese characters. The english name wasn't that obvious. Just a tip if you plan to go here: it's beside the original Wai Ying restaurant.

When we arrived here, good thing we were able to find a seat. From reviews we've seen, the place usually gets jampacked. We also found out that they are actually hand-pulled noodles as their way of method.

My cousin & I decided to have our separate bowls. My cousin ordered the Beef La Mien while I ordered their Mixed Beef La Mien. The only difference is that there's additional toppings like dumplings. The Mixed Beef La Mien costs 190php while the Beef La Mien costs 140php. In fairness, I still find it cheap due to the size of the bowl, how juicy their beef is & how flavorful their broth and noodles is. You can definitely expect us to go back here! But this time, we will be sharing a bowl by then 128517.

P.S. It was raining that time so we really enjoyed our dish 10084

#loolooDroneGiveaway

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Nic S.
4.0 Stars
2

The third stop for our Binondo Food Crawl was Lan Zhou La Mien. This was one of the places which my friends and I received a couple of recommendations on. A lot of people told us that we shouldn’t skip this place no matter how full we already are. I think the ‘La Mien’ in the restaurant’s name refers to the hand-pulled noodles which is their specialty.

The place was packed when we arrived and it really seemed like an authentic place to get hand-pulled noodles as you could actually see them being made! The kitchen has a glass panel which keeps it closed but allows the diners to see how the noodles are made - this definitely added to the experience. Interiors are nothing fancy so if you're the type who prefers really clean-looking, almost posh restaurants - this isn't the place for you. This is a really simple place that serves good food!

For this visit we tried their Wanton Lamien which is priced at 140 pesos per bowl. It was really good! This was one of the places that I enjoyed the most on this food trip because the food was served at its simplest. The bowl had tons of noodles, soup, wontons and vegetables. It really was a complete and balanced meal in one dish.

TIP: Lan Zhou La Mien gets packed quickly so go early if you really want to eat here. I’ve tried their other branch located at Lucky China Town Mall and I felt like the food at this branch tasted better so if I would recommend which branch you should go to, it should be this one :)

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Jasper T.
4.0 Stars
2

Tito was tender and savory, noodles was firm and had good quality, broth has a clean/ refreshing taste, didn't had that gamey flavor when you eat innards.

Dumplings' wrapper to filling ratio was on point, it complimented well with the Garlic, Hot Chilli Oil and Black Vinegar Sauce.

Price varies from 1 branch to another, but still affordable.

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Em N.
4.0 Stars

Yes! Definitely the best hand pulled noodles I had... nice texture and taste fresh... dumplings can be fried or boiled, either way, it tastes good!!! Just dont forget to dip in in their sauce (black vinegar for boiled while chinese ketchup for the fried)

What i always order is the beef kam pan ( the soup is separated from the noodles) super good!!!

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Patty M.
4.0 Stars

It was a nice experience to taste one of the best hand pulled noodles in Binondo & their kutsay dumplings was so good! 128523128522

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Jovin B.
4.0 Stars
2

Noodles, noodles, noodles!
If there is only one take away from this review you need to know it's get the noodles!

It doesn't matter what you order as long as it has noodles you're in for a treat. The noodles here are made fresh and they have a glass window of the staff actually making them to prove it. They stretch out the noodles with ease in a mesmerizing manner as you watch pieces of dough grow longer and longer. As you eat them you will surely know the difference that these are freshly made noodles and not the preserved kind. I was with a few friends during our visit to Lan zhou La mien and we tried to see how long the noodles could get even with me halfway standing up the noodles still kept hold showing us just how long they can really get. There are many orders on the menu that can get kind of confusing beef La mien, chicken La mien but as long as you order something with noodles you'll be golden. This was our first restaurant on a DIY food walk a few friends and I were trying to complete.

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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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Michelle T.
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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