I stumbled onto this delightful little hole-in-the-wall gem while walking to Lotus Pond.  It looked busy — that’s my main criterion for picking a restaurant if I don’t have a place in mind.  If a place is packed with locals, it must be doing something right.

And indeed, it was quite tasty.  I ordered a noodle dish with pork, and it seriously hit the spot.

I showed up at Qiu Jia Xiao Juan Mi Fen about ten minutes after it opened, and the place was already packed.  Suffice it to say, the place is quite popular; always a good sign.

I think there might have been other stuff on the menu, but this place is known for one particular dish, and that’s what everyone was eating: squid noodles.