Had no idea Chicha San Chen was such a big deal? They apparently own their own tea mountain in Taiwan?? It's crazy busy there, dozens, if not hundreds of bags ready for take-out, and ten people working behind the counter. Tea is pretty good too, but I'm not a connoisseur like some are, so I will defer final judgement to others with better taste buds.
The noodles at MIAN were delicious, the long wait not so much (35+ minutes!). And the spicy beef noodle soup didn't seem quite as good as the hype or the noodles. Broccoli and spicy black fungus seemed to use the same broth, which, while not a bad thing, was still a surprise. About the only true disappointment was the pork, which was nearly flavorless, although it could just be a style of cooking that I missed (maybe Xinjiang? But I wouldn't expect Xinjiang from a place like MIAN...?).
Honestly they were tasty and cheap enough to warrant another visit, but with so much competition for dumplings and beef noodle soup they're skippable if they have a line.
Then wrapped the afternoon up visiting with Riley and Leilani-- two dogs that generally refuse to pose for the camera! Amazingly tho, the husky (Leilani) actually did sit still once or twice!