Chong Qing Xiao Mian
If warm noodle soup isn’t comforting, we don’t know what is – and Chong Qing Xiao Mian on Kearny Street has options galore. You’ll want the super savory braised pork intestine noodle soup, or the one with pickled mustard fish filet if you’re into something slightly sour. On days when you really, really want to stay under the covers, it’s wonton soup with chicken broth all the way. And on a hot summer day, the house cold noodles, topped with crunchy peanuts and refreshing cucumber slices, are never a bad idea. The restaurant also serves regional noodles from all across China, including Wuhan (hot dry noodles), Guilin (rice noodle soup), and the restaurant’s namesake city of Chongqing (spicy and numbing noodles).
photo credit: Erin Ng