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Moose
09-01-2015, 09:07 PM
I was telling The Missus a few weeks back about this noodle dish at Chin-Chin, a small Fusion-Chinese chain here in LA. The name of the dish is "Anthony's Special Noodles". We don't have a Chin-Chin anywhere nearby, but when I lived near one, I ordered it often, like every week sometimes. Lo-mein noodles, in a slightly sweet, spicy cilantro sauce with chicken concoction that absolutely rocked my world very single time I ate it.

There is absolutely NOTHING authentic at all about this dish, but it's addictive as crack, and then some. It's clearly the magical blend of ingredient ratios in the spicy cilantro sauce that makes this dish.

Here's a link to Chin-Chin's site:

http://www.chinchin.com/

In the hopes I might be able to at least find a copycat recipe, a targeted google search led to THIS. (http://www.forkedonline.com/home/anthonys-noodles)

In reading through the recipe that is linked to the above blog, it sure sounded like the real deal, so yesterday, we decided to give it a try.It wasn't terribly difficult, just a fair bit of prep work.Here's how it looked when we served it up:

http://i980.photobucket.com/albums/ae286/Pashn8one/DSC_0340_zps1rpeippa.jpg

http://i980.photobucket.com/albums/ae286/Pashn8one/DSC_0341_zpsmhwbcqxv.jpg

It was absolutely delicious, and so close to the original that I could barely tell the difference! My hat goes off to the folks at Forked Online for putting this together.

A few observations:

They don't tell you how many servings this is for, but 4 seems about right. Also, 4 tsp chili paste is WAY too much, and made the dish a bit spicier(and I love spicy) than I would have liked. This dish shines with just a bit of heat.
Lastly, next time I make it I may add just a bit of honey or hoisin sauce to sweeten it up, just a bit.

cowgirl
09-01-2015, 09:08 PM
I'm a full fledged noodle lover. Those look outstanding Moose, thanks for sharing!!

buccaneer
09-01-2015, 09:19 PM
Recipe reads nice.
Simple.
So often simple is the greatest!

Those noodles look like they were cooked just right too!

BigLakeSmoker
09-01-2015, 09:19 PM
Sweet dish! Can't wait to give it a try.

MisterChrister
09-01-2015, 09:20 PM
Brother Moose, that's some FARKTASTICLY beautiful grub! (And that's NOT just the gin talking!)

arclite
09-01-2015, 09:25 PM
Great minds think alike.

I make something very similar (ingredients almost identical), but as a noodle soup with the "sauce" (minus stock) as a condiment topping over the noodles and stock/broth.

landarc
09-01-2015, 09:28 PM
That sounds great, noodles look terrific

16Adams
09-01-2015, 09:33 PM
Another "note to self" note posted. Looks Great

Trailer Trash
09-01-2015, 09:43 PM
Thanks Moose! Gotta do this one for sure!

ssv3
09-01-2015, 09:44 PM
Anthony's Special Noodles at Chin-Chin. Bookmarked!!! Thanks Richard. BTW, I still have to do your Habit burger. :thumb:

Bonewagon
09-01-2015, 09:59 PM
Looks like a delicious dish. Thanks for the sharing! :thumb:

martyleach
09-01-2015, 11:00 PM
Looks great! Yum!

Moose
09-02-2015, 12:44 AM
Recipe reads nice.
Simple.
So often simple is the greatest!

Those noodles look like they were cooked just right too!

Thanks, Buccs! :thumb:

I figured you would chime in on this one as one of our top Asian cuisine experts, and hope you will give it a shot...

Diesel Dave
09-02-2015, 04:12 AM
Dang Moose that looks great!!!!

I'll have to try that

Big George's BBQ
09-02-2015, 05:30 AM
Very nice Moose My wife would love that

dport7
09-02-2015, 06:19 AM
Thanks a lot for posting. That is something my Wife would really like, so I want to give it a try.

Like you, I'm still looking for that peanut chicken recipe this little hole in the wall
Chinese place made back home, never had it as good as theirs.

Copied the recipe, Wife says, oh yah, so it's a big thumbs up.

sam3
09-02-2015, 06:26 AM
Looks great Moose, thanks for the post!

TheWolfePit
09-02-2015, 07:02 AM
Looks and sounds as delicious as you say it is!! Noodletastic!!!

smackenzivich
09-02-2015, 08:22 AM
Well I know what I'll be doing for lunch. Thanks for sharing the recipe! Looks awesome!

code3rrt
09-02-2015, 08:32 AM
Looks great Moose, I got it all copied/pasted/saved, absolutely going to give this a try!

Thanks for sharing.

KC

Ron_L
09-02-2015, 08:38 AM
Sounds good, Moose! I bookmarked it for later.

cpw
09-02-2015, 08:49 AM
Got it bookmarked! looks and sounds delicious.

ShencoSmoke
09-02-2015, 09:30 AM
nice work, thanks for sharing! would smoking the chicken breasts add another dimension or derail a perfect recipe? I'm always trying to add smoke:becky:

cpw
09-02-2015, 11:29 AM
nice work, thanks for sharing! would smoking the chicken breasts add another dimension or derail a perfect recipe? I'm always trying to add smoke:becky:

Ha! good question. I'm always thinking to myself that a dish would be much better if the chicken were smoked.

Moose
09-02-2015, 02:15 PM
Ha! good question. I'm always thinking to myself that a dish would be much better if the chicken were smoked.

nice work, thanks for sharing! would smoking the chicken breasts add another dimension or derail a perfect recipe? I'm always trying to add smoke:becky:

Not sure I'd want to smoke skinless chicken breasts - they are pretty porous and absorb smoke quickly. I may, however, marinate the chicken breasts next time, and then grill them.

I'm glad to see so many folks seem like they want to try this recipe. If you do, please post your results!

AussieMatt
09-02-2015, 02:29 PM
Looks great Moose. :thumb:

KBird
09-03-2015, 06:14 AM
Tried this last nite. Thanks for sharing the recipe. The wife and I will be doing this on a regular basis!

CakeM1x
09-03-2015, 07:44 AM
Always love "best thing ever..". Might have to give this a whirl tonight or tomorrow. Thanks for the recipe.

Abelman
09-03-2015, 01:29 PM
Thanks for posting this:clap:

I love this type of food. It's going on the to do list soon.

OSU725
09-03-2015, 03:45 PM
Looks fantastic, I love me some noodles!!!