Wei Shian Noodles

5408 Walnut Ave.
Irvine, CA 92604


  • Open daily, 11 a.m.-10 p.m.
  • $$
  • No Alcohol
Wei Shian Noodles is a Chinese restaurant in Irvine. Perhaps the best dish here is the dan dan mian, a bowl of noodles served dry save for a drizzling of an oily paste made with pulverized chiles and peppers. You toss the noodles around the bowl to coat every strand with that flavorful muck until what you end up with looks like carbonara that went through the pits of hell. As you eat, your lips begin to numb, your eyes water, but you're hooked. You can't stop devouring this nearly caustic and oily pasta, your tender insides be damned.

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