the Beef Stew Noodle Soup ($5.75). The beef is tender, albeit thinly sliced rather than in chunks, and comes loaded with pickled mustard greens. The latter renders the dark soy and anise flavored soup a bit sour which may turn some people off, but it comes with the territory. The only problem I have is that the noodles lack any bounce, but for the price, it’s something that can be overlooked.
If you have room, the Wonton with Spicy Oil ($3.50) can also be good when they’re fresh, but sadly, that’s not always the case. It’s best to stick to the noods, and if walking to Hua Ji seems too difficult, a Fried Pork Chop on the side is only $2.50.