Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Michael's Noodle Restaurant 小金華, Gaithersburg MD

Michael's noodles was our favorite spot for years.  They used to have the best beef noodle soup and Hainanese Chicken Rice in the area.  I'm not sure if they got a new chef or if they wanted new flavors, those two dishes are not what they used to be anymore.  With that said, we still visit the place sometimes since it's close to home.

interior of Michael's noodles

We ordered two appetizers.  Marinated bean curd (拌豆干) and spicy beef lungs & tripes (夫妻肺片).  The marinated bean curd used to be our favorite appetizer dish as well, but it hasn't tasted the same in the recent months.  The spicy beef lungs & tripes tasted pretty good, not real spicy but it had good flavors.

marinated bean curd

spicy beef lung & tripes

For the main entrees, I ordered the pig intestine rice noodle soup (I know, I know, a lot of animal organs for this meal...).  It was actually pretty good!  It tasted pretty authentic with finely chopped Chinese celery in the soup.  I finished the whole bowl minus all the pig intestine pieces because there were so many.

pig intestine rice noodle soup (大腸米粉)

He ordered the minced chicken with lettuce (洋蔥雞鬆).  The dish was descent, the chicken and onion were salty and a little sweet at the same time.  The most common variation of this dish is minced chicken and shrimp with lettuce (雞蝦鬆), that one is pretty good as well.

minced chicken with lettuce (洋蔥雞鬆)

The whole meal ended up around $30 dollars plus tip.  Not bad for what we've ordered.  I do wish they can bring the good flavors back in their signature dishes such as beef noodle soup and Hainese chicken over rice.  Hopefully their chef will see this post and fix the flavors! *wishful thinking*

FoodiePop's rating: 3.9/5

Michael's Noodle Restaurant
10038 Darnestown Rd
Rockville, MD 20850

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