History is Happening in Historic Filipinotown
Before Woon opened it’s doors last month, it was a home-style pop up Chinese noodle cart serving fresh noodles, baos & specials -- a simple Shanghainese influenced menu.
The restaurant is located on the corner of Temple St. & Reno Street in Historic Filipinotown an area that it undergoing it’s own revival with mom and pop places like Woon leading the charge with the new energy coming into this historic area. NOTE: There's plenty of free street parking on the opposite side of Temple St., but Reno St. was filled by residential parking so watch out for fast traffic when you cross the street to the restaurant. Chill vibes & decor with easy-going, friendly staff.
In addition to the OTM Club offer: MAMA FONG'S 5 SPICE CHICKEN WINGS, I added the much talked about BEEF NOODLES (chewy noodles, marinated flank steak, bok choy, shiitake mushrooms) and CHINESE BROCCOLI stems. The wings were my personal fav, & the best dish of the group; the wings were somewhat small but were crisp & had good flavor reminded me of NYC Chinese wings.
The beef noodles could have been a really great dish too if it weren't for the overwhelming amount of oil I like how they where chewy and a little charred, but the flavor was kinda off because of the oil. To make superb noodles, an important factor in the cooking of noodles is cooking over a high flame while stirring quickly without shredding/breaking the noodles. The amount of oil needs to be precise, or the excess oil or dry texture can ruin the dish.
The restaurant is small so the limited menu is a great idea... a solid 4 stars with potential to serve truly great homestyle Chinese food.
Recommended: Mama Fong's 5 Spice Chicken Wings & Chinese Broccoli