Last week when a friend told us about a restaurant in Durham that made their own fresh wheat noodles, we made it our mission to try it out as soon as we could.
Today, we went to China Express located in Durham, North Carolina to try out their homemade noodles for lunch. If you appreciate good quality noodles, you have to give this place a try.
Growing up in a Chinese restaurant family, I truly enjoyed the old school design of the place. The ceiling tiles were decorated with a dragon and phoenix design. Just like the one's I grew up seeing at my parent's old restaurant in the 80s and early 90s before they redesigned it. Even the hot tea cups were just like the ones I grew up with as a kid. Really brought back great memories.
The server was very friendly and helpful. We asked about the homemade noodles. She immediately recommended 3 dishes. Two spicy noodle soups which were fantastic and very flavorful. One was a chicken and beef combo. The other a seafood combo. And then traditional Ja Ja Mein, a Chinese staple, was really great.
If you haven't had Ja Ja Mein before, this is a great place to give it a try. Here's a link to their website: http://rtp-chinaexpress.com/