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QQ Noodle, Milpitas – Casual Foodie

QQ Noodle, Milpitas - Casual Foodie

I love noodles. Italian pasta, Asian vermicelli, ramen, even spaghetti squash and zoodles. There’s just something about a spoonful of long noodles that always seems to hit the spot for me, so if there’s a restaurant boasting nothing but Chinese hand pulled and hand cut noodles, you bet I’m going to check it out.

QQ Noodle is just that – all hand made noodles served in soup or served dry with an oil sauce. A noodle lovers heaven.


I’ve only ever ordered dry noodles, so I can’t speak to the flavor of the soups (though I’m told they can be fairly bland). Oh, but these dry noodles…


I normally order the leek and egg dry noodles – sauteed leeks, scrambled eggs, chili oil and garlic – but on this day I decided to try something else.

Soft, braised pork, hand cut noodles, chili oil and lots and lots of garlic. I mean lots and LOTS of garlic. Did I mention there was garlic?


Noodles and garlic are pretty much my kryptonite. I crave these noodles.

But no one really cares what I have to say, right? You want to know what the Mini Foodie thinks!


This girl really must be my daughter because she was all about the noodles. She loved the noodles but only took a few sips of Aldwin’s broth. She also liked the cold pork appetizer we had after I rinsed off some of the chili oil in Aldwin’s soup.

The downfall of this joint is the service. It’s typical Asian restaurant service – you come in, get pointed to a table, they come to get your order before you’ve even had a chance to open the menu and then you don’t see them again until you wave them down for the check. Maybe I’m just used to it, so it doesn’t bother me; but if you want to actually be waited on, QQ probably isn’t for you.

One random thing I love about this place is that they always, without you needing to ask,  give a separate bowl, spork and a pair of scissors if you come in with a young child. The bowl and spork are obvious (though I always have to ask for a separate bowl/plate when we visit American restaurants), but the scissors. If you eat long noodles with a young child often, you appreciate the scissors. It’s so much faster to snip the noodles down to a more scoopable length than it is to use a spoon or fork to try to cut them up.

So, QQ, your service is lacking, but you make it easier to fee my child. I think we can stay on good terms if only for the sake of the garlic.

Have you had Chinese dry noodles (re gan mian)? Do you have a favorite noodle spot?

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