Gui Lin Noodle Soft Opening
By: Kristie H.
Another Gui Lin Noodle Shop has just opened; this time right next to the Quang Hoa Supermarket in Alhambra. Gui Lin Noodle is still in its soft-opening stage. It’s been open for a bit over a week and it seems to be pretty popular. This location is definitely the cleanest location I’ve been to thus far.
Located in Southern China, Guilin is a city known for its picturesque scenery and spicy and sour food. At Gui Lin Noodle, their most popular dish is called the ‘Ultimate Noodle’, which they claim is made with crack and unicorn kisses. Kidding aside, I’m pretty impressed that they really had a proper translation of their menu. No Chinglish found here!
The Ultimate Noodle is made with Australian beef, bacon, pickled string beans, peanuts, and their secret sauce. Obviously, the traditional Guilin Noodles do not use bacon, so this definitely had a fusion twist to it.
The dishes are customizable. You can choose whether you want to have the dish spicy or not, which is good for those that like the flavor, but can’t handle the spice. A tad disappointing though was the fact that none of their noodle dishes were really spicy. I think they are afraid that people can’t handle spicy so they put the chili oil and chili sauce on the side.
They also have Guilin appetizers (choose 3 for $3.99). The most popular ones seemed to be the Spicy Beef, Shredded Tofu, and Spicy Pork Ear.
FYI: Right now everyone gets a complimentary herbal tea during their soft opening!
1261 E. Valley Blvd.
Alhambra, CA 91801
Phone number(626) 289-9688