Tang Bistro’s been on my radar ever since it first opened. A lot of Northern Chinese spots seem to have opened up recently (South Silk Road, Blossom Northern China Cuisine and Chinese Crepe). TB specializes in Xi’an cuisine.
We came on a Tuesday evening and the place was half full. The inside is quite spacious and even has a patio facing out onto 109 Street (after all, it housed Urban Diner).
Menu is beautifully done and more upscale than your normal Northern Chinese spot.
The cold noodles had a chewy, slippery bite. Comes with the usual bean sprouts, julienned cucumbers and spongy gluten. Good but I prefer Noodle Feast’s version.
Scramble egg & tomato ($10.50) with hand pulled noodles ($2.00)
The hand pulled noodles had a great chewy toothsome bite to them. The scrambled egg & tomato worked really with the noodles. The combo felt like you were eating Italian with an Asian spin to it. The egg reminded me of eating some sort of delicious cheese. I know that sounds weird but it was good.
The dishes are a bit on the oily side of things but everything was solid. Will be back to try more dishes.
8715 – 109 Street