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    • ADDRESS:
      419 Xinhua Lu,
      near Dingxi Lu
      新华路419号, 近定西路
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      15 mins walk from Jiaotong University
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    • Editor's Description
      Liu Dao Men is a smart Sichuan noodle joint by an aging rocker from Chengdu, with one of Shanghai's finest bowls of dan dan mian. Where other Sichuan places overwhelm with spice, Liu Dao Men understands nuance and the mix of the flavors that are the real heart of the province's food. All of the various noodles are worth trying, as is the 419rmb Tibetan stonepot chicken soup, which has to be ordered two days in advance.
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  • Always listen to The Cavish
    For Liu Dao Men on September 18, 2015
    Value for Money
    Suitable for ...
    The Food
    A Date
    The Drinks
    With Family
    The Service
    Business Dinner
    With Friends
    No ratio Nelson
    Joined Aug 19, 2015
    Is British
    Posted 19 Reviews
    How can you ignore a man who wrote an encyclopedia of xiaolongbao, with the passion and precision you would expect to witness from a bloke running a biological weapons manufacturing plant who'se lied on his c.v.? Well you can't. Mr St Cavish says go, you go.

    So we went. Plain clean room, 8 tables, electro/funk/techno/punk/bubble gum pop/death metal on the stereo.

    Had the Dan Dan Mian and a big bowl of Pao Jiao Niu Wa, the former beautifully textured with subtle layers of flavour, spice and gently numbing heat, all beautifully balanced, and in a bowl the size of your fist. The latter was uniformly moist nuggets of frog in a sour, fragrant vegetal broth. The owner is a hoot. The whole thing cost 100 kuai with 4 beers and free top up ups of noodles if you want them.

    Seriously good food.

    I also got to sit next to an aspiring supermodel with 63 ft legs wearing fluffy animal slippers.

    What's not to like? Follow The Cavish.
    Truly great dandan mian
    For Liu Dao Men on August 31, 2015
    Value for Money
    Suitable for ...
    The Food
    A Date
    The Drinks
    With Family
    The Service
    Business Dinner
    With Friends
    Joined Sep 1, 2013
    Posted 1 Reviews
    The recent CSC article extolling the virtues of the noodles here isn't far wrong. Damn, those dandan mian! They were delicious. The taste, the crunch, the texture of the noodles. All simply amazing. The only slight drawback as the size of the bowl they're served in - there's so much good stuff in them you need a really good chopstick mix technique to get it all coated. Which I sorely lack, resulting in substantial debris around on the table. Thank god for the 2 second rule.
    This was easily the best 10 kuai I've spent on dandan mian in the city, and could well be one of the best bowls of noodles, period. The only ones which come close to my tastebuds are is the awesome 3 innard meat noodles (non-soup version) at the usual noodle joint on Xianyang road, just around the corner from Yongkang. My wife and I are organising a noodle-off this week to see which bowl comes out on top.
    Regardless, Liu Dao Men is now up on our "monthly can't miss out" list. the chickpea noodles were out but all the other dishes we tried were also fine. But boy oh boy, those dandan mian....
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