When I heard about Happy Beef Noodle House from the New York Times' feature on the food of Flushing's Chinatown, I put it at the top of my "to eat" list. Beef noodle soup is my favorite Chinese noodle dish and, for $6.25, Happy Beef Noodle House delivers a bowl large enough for two. This double serving of soup comes full of extra long, thick wheat noodles swimming in a star-anise flavored broth studded with thick chunks of stewed, chopstick-tender beef that almost melted in my mouth. Each table comes with a seemingly neverending bowl of chopped pickled mustard greens to garnish your soup with. I probably added more to my soup than what's proper, but I loved the added crunch and tang of the pickles. Besides, it's not like they were going to stop me.
Happy Beef Noodle House
38-10 Prince Street, Flushing, NY 11354 (at 39th Avenue; map) 718-661-3969