This new Peninsula restaurant options handmade noodles

Hand-drawn noodles and served with nutritious beef broth are the specialty at Ox 9, a brand new noodle store from Lanzhou to San Mateo.

The restaurant opened quietly final weekend at SB eleventh Avenue, on the sting of downtown San Mateo, close to Caltrain Station.

Ox 9 appears to be the primary restaurant on the peninsula and one of many few within the Bay Space devoted to this model of recent, hand-tossed noodles from northwest China. The identical homeowners function the Lanzhou Hand Pulled Noodles eating places additional south in Milpitas and Cupertino.

In Ox 9, the method of creating noodles is proven as an enchanting theatrical act. From behind a glass window, prospects can watch staff roll the dough into greasy cylinders after which skillfully stretch the noodles. Drop the noodles in boiling water to cook dinner for not more than 30 seconds. Employees need to spend not less than a decade studying methods to make noodles, mentioned proprietor Nina Qu, to grow to be intimately aware of the correct proportions, temperature and elements.

Prospects can customise noodle dishes with six shapes and widths: from smaller, ramen-like spherical noodles to thick flat noodles and pappardelle.