My office is close to all the Asian food in Rowland Heights, so it’s been a lot of fun to try new places on our lunch breaks. FFY Noodle House is a Tianjin-style restaurant located near IHOP on the southwest side of Gale and Nogales just north of the 60 freeway. FFY stands for 3 Chinese words that I can’t remember, but it serves its purpose in distinguishing this noodle house from others. The dishes are more expensive here than at other dumpling restaurants, but everything is made with high quality ingredients and effort. The dumplings are $8.99 per plate, the green onion pancakes are $3.75, and the noodle soups range from $7-8.
The spicy hot beef noodle soup, dumplings, and green onion pancakes are highly recommended by Yelpers, so we tried all three. Most of us got the beef noodle soup. The broth is really spicy and oily with the chili oil. The noodles are the wide, hand-cut type, and they go well with the soup and the beef. Compared to No. 1 Noodle House, the noodles are better, but No. 1 Noodle House’s broth tastes better. The green onion pancakes are the thickest I’ve ever seen with a lot of green onions in every bite. Our waiter recommended the seafood combination dumplings, and they were delicious with the right dumpling skin thickness and filling amount. The shredded chicken and mushroom noodle soup comes with two kinds of mushrooms- wood ears and shitake. I wanted to avoid eating anything spicy on a hot day, so I ordered the shredded chicken cold noodles. The dish is typical with the peanut sauce, cucumbers, carrots, and chicken, but it comes with a generous portion of the chicken.