Tasty tasty hand pulled noodles served fresh and fast! Tried both pulled and knife cut and both were outstanding. We ordered two soups ,dumplings and a stir fry doodle dish.
The dumplings with thin skinned and flavourful found a bit of hard tendon in one though.
The chicken soup with hand pulled noodles has a tasty herby brooth with very tender juicy chicken.
The beef stew soup was yummy as well.
The sti fry pork was flavorful and not greasy.
The hand pulled noodles were bountiful and with nice feel. The knife cut has a nice chewy texture.
5 of 5
I just finished an entire order of the stir fried pork peel noodles. I never finish anything in 1 sitting, particularly a carb heavy dish. Oh!!! And it didn't trigger my gluten compassion. Yes, I take my chances sometimes and end up feeling sick a few bites in. Not with these noodles. They must use a very high quality flour.
The noodles are to die for, so good that I think I could eat them plain. I have had hand pulled noodles 2x before, once in Flushing and once in Manhattan and these are the best to me.
The roasted pork is succulent and cooked to excellence.
The sauce is fragile yet flavorful, just salty enough but not so much that you have to keep drinking to keep eating. You can smell and taste the 5 spice in everything, even the hot oil. It's very nice.
4 of 5
Chinese hand pulled noodles in Forest Hills, Queens that is outside of Chinatown, Manhattan and outside of Flushing, Queens? Yes, it does exist. Lunch time in the area on a bitter cold winter afternoon summons Chinese soothe food for noodle soup.
A7. Roast duck hand-pull noodle soup 烤鸭拉面 $9.50
The duck was tender but not tough to bite into. One half brown hard boiled egg with scallions and Chinese vegetables served in a mammoth bowl was abundant for lunch to eat my fill. The noodles are tender and plentiful portion. No skimping here for portion or quality of noodles, vegetables, or protein. The broth is served piping hot and contains very minimal MSG embedded
5 of 5
This is real Chinese food. This isn't take out Chinese food. Again like spy c next door this is northern Chinese fare. This is more on the lighter side and lunch side as opposite to spy c which is more heavier and dinner oriented. 5 stars because I'm happy real Chinese food is lastly coming to America!
4 of 5
closed every Tuesday **
hand-pulled = thin noodles
hand-peeled = thick, wavy flat noodles
smells delicious upon entrance
no longer serves fried dumplings
street parking obtainable
politely price - not as cheap as flushing but saves you the hassle of going to flushing
limited amount of seating (there's a table for 4 right in the front and a few bar height seats)
the bar height table in-front of clear window pane allows you to watch the hand-pulled noodle action
5 of 5
After living in Forest Hills for a few years now, I can assure you that you won't be let down going here. From the high excellence noodles (hand pulled on the spot, yes you can watch them as they work!) to the very friendly and good service, this place is on fire! I have gone twice now with great experience and although it is small inside, it's nicely decorated and such a tasty choice. I have ordered the hand-pulled both times and while I can't speak for the "hand-peel" noodles (ribbon style versus round), the roasted pork noodles are amazing! A single order was $10. What. A. Steal. Go here and be very happy when you are in the mood for good ramen. Go, on!
4 of 5
If you are looking for a good Chinese noodle shop, stop by here in Forest Hills. I was pleasantly surprised by the excellence of food.
I ordered the beef tendon hand peeled noodles and it tasted wonderful! The broth was light, not oily, and very flavorful. However, I do suspect a slight addition of msg because I was very thirsty afterwards. Nevertheless, the beef tendon were cooked perfectly. To balance out this protein, there were some leafy greens and a boiled egg. The egg was hard boiled which I don't particularly enjoy. I think soft boiled eggs would compliment the beef and the noodles better. The noodles were made in house by the chef, and hand cut into the boiling water. I loved the mixture of unevenly cut and firm texture of the noodles.
5 of 5
THIS PLACE IS wonderful!!! This is coming from a Chinese girl who's tried SEVERAL handpulled noodle joints in both Flushing and Manhattan. I have brought so many friends here, and it's become our go-to Friday night get-together joint. I think it's become my ALL-TIME FAVORITE restaurant!
Xin Taste has a HUGE variety of meats to choose from, like beef, duck, fried chicken, sausage, and so much more. My go-tos are beef tendon and the house special. The broth alone is absolutely tasty and super flavorful! I brought a friend here and they asked for a refill on the broth, which the employees generously and happily provide for her.
5 of 5
Xin Taste Hand Pulled Noodle is the best thing I have had in a while. The flavors are explosive in your mouth the service is wonderful and very helpful. I will definitely be back. Here is why:
They do in fact make the noodles here. You can watch them pull the dough. Hence the hand pulled noodle option for the menu.
House particular with pulled noodles.
Roast Pork with pulled noodles.
5 of 5
I was not keyed up when I saw this place opening. I assumed it would be another forest hills let down. It isn't!
The place has a decent amount of seating and a good takeout business too.
- Steamed Dumplings were amazing. The dough was thick without being doughy and the filling was perfect. I would come here just for them.
- Pulled Noodles the broth is outstanding (I believe all bowls are the same base broth). The portions are very large as I have yet to finish a bowl of broth. I love the noodles but I do think they could use a little bit of salt in the noodles themselves. The texture is soft and chewy. They don't get soggy as they sit in the broth.
5 of 5
This place was unbelievable. It is so nice to have an genuine Chinese noodle spot in Forest Hills because going to Flushing or Chinatown for those legit spots can be a pain especially in this freezing weather! It is a very tiny place - seats maybe about 10 people total, some at a table, some at the window bar facing the noodle-making guy. As soon as we came in, we noticed the four-seater table was taken by 2 people, so the staff was incredible in helpful us and moved this extra table from the wall over to combine it with the other half of the four-seater. What service!
We ordered at the register two of their house special noodles and two beef stew noodles - of course we each got either the hand-pulled noodles or the knife-peeled noodles just to try.
3 of 5
It's great to have a hand-pulled and hand-peeled noodle restaurant. Any eating option.
It's a small place and even smaller when patrons are waiting inside for their takeout orders and to dine-in. Service is fast! The kitchen and cashier counter couldn't be any smaller. Pretty efficient.
Since it was lunch, it was a full house. Though there were 2 seats obtainable at the counter, I opted to do takeout and ordered steamed dumplings. I liked that dumplings are fresh cuz the exterior dough is silky. I'll have to return here and order the house particular noodles.
5 of 5
Xin Taste Hand Pull Noodle is ideal for this cold weather! The food was cooked to order, it was delicious and the broth is piping hot, prices are reasonable for the area and the service was good.
It was Artic solidify weekend and we walked to find hot noodle soup. We intended to dine at Violet's Bake Shoppe but went to the this restaurant instead.
This place was packed! But luckily, the wait time was 5-10 minutes. We got seats at the window-bar. You sit first and then order. They bring your soup noodles to you. At our seats, you get to watch the chef hand-pull the noodles, then cut them.
5 of 5
OMG this little hole in the wall has wonderful food!!! I watched them shave my noodles off a big roll of dough. I chose lamb as my protein. Next time i will try beef.
My bother had soup with hand pulled noodles. He ate it gradually so the noodles mushed out. Broth was flavorful.
Menu is small but done well done. If i lived here i would eat here 3x a week.
Its almost a week after my visit... dream of their noodles!
4 of 5
Yummy did someone say yummy!! First time here and it absolutely won't be the last. Fresh hot tasty and large portions. I got the pork peel noodles and I couldn't get it in my mouth fast enough! I absolutely have a new go to place for hand pulled noodles
5 of 5
I can't think I never wrote a review for Xin Taste. This was one of my go to spots when I lived in Forest Hills. From the first time I ate here I was in love. I always for the the hand peel noodles as I love the thicker style noodle. My usual is the roast pork, but any of the options are great. I love that you can sit at the counter and watch them make it right in front of you. The taste from the broth just explode in your mouth with each spoonful. The dumplings are pretty delicious as well and adequately stuffed. If you are in the area you need to do physically a favor and stop in here for a meal.
4 of 5
amazing authentic Chinese fare in Forest Hills, which really is starting to get a rep for authentic Chinese food. Between this, Spy-Cy, recollections of Shanghai, and nearby Bund we are going to rival Flushing soon. Each is pretty unique regional food too. Xintaste is closer to in Xian Famous Food in style, though not in tastes. Very informal sitdown place with amazing hand pulled noodles and dishes. This is the heavy on the cumin, spice, and vingers stuff, you can factually smell the place two or three stores away. Prices are super reasonable. Love the food though if you order takeout make sure you check your bag before you go, they've made many mistakes, all is forgive because it's so good but dont be disappointed, check!
4 of 5
Great shop for freshly made hand-pulled or hand-peeled noodles. Order and pay at the counter but staff still deliver to your table and clear your dishes (and disposable utensils). ready to lend a hand staff also brought a jug of water to our table for us.
There are a few special items written on the blackboard, like cold noodles for the summer season. Some specials were also written only in Chinese. So take your time to review all options before ordering.
5 of 5
I was agreeably surprised by the quality and taste of the noodles. It's a pretty small store with limited number of seats but it's worth cramming into a small space for. My friend and I were hungry so we each ordered a bowl of their hand pulled noodles as well as an order of their salt and pepper chicken - while it wasn't fried as perfectly as other places, the feel and crunch were still there, and it tasted equally as good as places in flushing. The noodles are made (pulled/cut) to order, and are so springy that I finished the entire bowl. Their broths was to die for and they give generous portions of food for the price paid. I wish they delivered because I could eat this every day!
4 of 5
My friend and I sure to try this place. I ordered the stir-fried noodle with chicken and my friend order A2 hand-pulled noodle soup with beef (most popular dish). I found the stir-fried noodle somewhat too salty for my taste. However, my friend thought it was fine. I liked noodle soup with beef (A2) much better...so we swapped our orders. The beef was tasty as were the noodles (I had asked them to cut the noodles as they're very long).
Ordered the Chinese sausage. Not exactly what I was thinking (the skinny ones that go in your rice cooker). They were more like mini-hot dogs.
There are only 3 tables that seat 2 each table along with about 5 stools by the counter.
4 of 5
Xin Taste is wonderful, the noodles are made at the shop in the kitchen, the menu is either hand pulled noodles or hand peeled noodles. I've only tried the hand pulled because I love the texture, the broth is flavorful.
The restaurant is not very large and it could be tough to get seating, there's a bar in front of the store window, a bar to the side of the kitchen and two larger tables.
It can be a little steamy inside as the broth is constantly boiling.
4 of 5
I came here for a late lunch with a friend after a failed attempt at dinner due to not wanting to wait for a seat. It is a very small establishment, perhaps 20 seats total between the bar, the two at the window facing Austin St., and the few tables. The dissimilarity between hand pulled and hand peeled noodles is on a board behind the cashier, as well as other in order.
The roast duck hand peeled noodle soup caught my eye, seeing as that is so rarely an option. It took I would say a bit less then 10 minutes for the soup to arrive, as well as the stir-fried version that my friend ordered. I've got to say that the broth was light and extremely flavorful; not too oily or salty. The fairly generous portions of bok choy and cilantro certainly helped.
4 of 5
In the mood for something different this place did not let down not a huge location inside but their food packs gigantic flavor we ordered the chicken stir fry and the house special soup the noodles were made to order right before our eyes the stir fry was one of the best ones I have ever had the freshness of the ingredients along with the noodles was a perfect note each time the house special soup had a rich flavorful broth and the meats were all tender and well experienced absolutely will be coming back again the staff was extremely friendly
4 of 5
Decent spot for a nice hot bowl of soup and noodles. You can find much better spots if you hop on the train/bus and head over a few stops to flushing.
This spot was good, not great. I tried the hand peeled noodles with stewed beef. The beef had good flavor just very very tough, it needed to be stewed longer. The noodles were great, nice and chewy constancy, just how I like them. The broth was good but I felt it was missing that additional depth of flavor in comparison so some other similar noodles I've tried. It is also an open kitchen so you can see the workers hand pull or hand peel the noodles themselves.
5 of 5
The soup here is wonderful and the customer service is excellent! The minute I walked in the restaurant smelt amazing and I determined to eat in instead of taking it home. I'm so glad I did because it felt as if I was eating at a friend's place. It is small inside but there are also bar seating for small groups or solo meals. Highly recommend this neighborhood gem.
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