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Not Your Batchoy: Tarzan Magic La Mien Noodles

I kind of remembered that goose in Kung Fu Panda when I started with this entry.

You remember how he talked about noodle soup with a special ingredient? Well for this particular bowl of noodles, it had to be the noodles itself. Tarzan Magic La Mien Noodles prides itself in serving handmade noodles for its soups. Never mind the establishment name (yes, I attempted to find an explanation or connection as well). As you wait for your order, they make it in their kitchen for freshness & I could certainly taste the difference.

Yes. Okay.

I asked the waitressess for the specialty of the house & they suggested my companion & I try the Beef La Mien (Php78) & the Chicken La Mien (Php78).

Beef La Mien

Egg topped Chicken La Mien

Bet the waitresses enjoyed my reaction to their gigantic chopsticks because they laughed a tad too hard at me. I loved how the la mien tasted like actual chicken & beef! It was filled to the brim with soup & noodles! The broth was rich & flavourful — authentic Chinese right there. But the gustatory stealer were the noodles. It tasted plain which for me is the way its supposed to be since a dish like soup should be in a harmonious relationship with each other’s components: soup, sahog, vegetables & the noodles. It totally complemented the dish as a whole & you could really taste the non-frozen freshness & it didn’t taste like the flour-ish commercial noodles I’m used to.

I feel like the other varieties tasted richer since I’m really not a fan of beef. They also serve their own versions of Soup #5, Spareribs La Mien, Seafood La Mien, Maki Noodles & lots more for prices between Php58-120. They also have dumplings as well as authentic bottled green & red tea.

Tarzan Magic La Mien is located at JM Basa Street & is open from 9 AM to 9 PM daily. Don’t forget to ask for extra soup — it’s for free!

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8 comments on “Not Your Batchoy: Tarzan Magic La Mien Noodles

  1. thejuicewa
    May 11, 2012

    Hi Jillian. Nice write up.. can I reblog this next week? I have a WTF wednesdays (where’s the food wednesdays) segment. It would be awesome if I could share this!

  2. goriolakwatsero
    May 18, 2012

    ey where in jm basa is this exactly? would like to check this place out. thanks 🙂

    • jillianisyourfriend
      May 19, 2012

      I’m not really sure but it’s near a building that’s being restored, Metrobank I think. If going to the city proper from the capitol, it’s at the left side of the road. Hope this helps!

  3. Tin
    May 20, 2012

    Have you tried their spicy beef?

    I love the texture of their noodles. ^_^

    @Goriolakwatswero, it’s the same block as RCBC —

    By the way, we finally tried Trea House. Good milk tea. Have you gone to Mang Cha-a in Robinsons?

    • jillianisyourfriend
      May 20, 2012

      Not yet for both! On the topic of milk tea, you might like to know Moonleaf is now open here in Iloilo!

      • Tin
        May 22, 2012

        Visited Moonleaf on their second day of being open. Went early to avoid the crowd. (It gets busy in the afternoon — so hard to find parking!)

  4. thejuicewa
    May 22, 2012

    Reblogged this on TEACH ME HOW TO JOSH and commented:
    WTF Where’s the Food Wednesdays: This week is a Reblog from a blogger from Iloilo City!

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