A small noodle shop situated by the park behind the Sherwood Hotel may sound a little ordinary for a diner, but not if you know who is behind it.
Andrew Lin (
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Lin's 18 years of experience in Western restaurants inspired him to blend Italian and Japanese cuisine into his "nouveau Chinese noodles."
"I like noodles. I think noodles are a kind of food that can be developed a lot more," he said.
"As long as you have the right angle, the unique flavor and the right price," said older brother Alex Lin (
The noodles are made to the Lin brothers' own recipe. "We added pasta ingredients to make it more chewy. But we try to keep the thick texture of Chinese hand-pulled noodles," Alex Lin said.
The restaurant's Chinese name is shen mien (
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Address: 15, Alley 25, Lane 113, Minsheng E Rd, Taipei (台北市民生東路三段113巷25弄15號)
Telephone: (02) 2718 5851
Open: 11am to 2pm, 5pm to 10pm
Average meal: NT$150
Details: No English menu (coming soon), credit cards not accepted
To accompany the noodles, try the NT$30 side dishes. For frequent noodle eaters, I recommend you join as a member, which requires you to purchase 10 coupons for the NT$30 side dishes. This way you enjoy a price of NT$59 for any noodle dish.