Oriental Noodle Shop Redeems Itself with an Oxtail Special
Last time when I was at Oriental Noodle Shop waiting for my order of wonton noodle soup (which turned out to be quite horrible), I noticed a sign by the door displaying their lunch specials. At the very bottom of the board it said “oxtail with rice or noodles for $8.95.” After eating their wonton noodle soup I really had low low low expectations but I can’t say no to oxtail!
If you ever had beef stew over rice from Chinese restaurants, then you know how this is going to taste. Stewed in a mixture of soy sauce, ginger, rice wine and star anise, this was really good. Oriental Noodle Shop totally redeemed itself with this lunch special. I got a total of 5 pieces of oxtails (2 large and 3 small pieces), all were cooked to falling off the bone deliciousness.
The oxtail over rice or noodles is only available on Wednesdays and Fridays as a lunch special. Maybe the lunch specials at Oriental Noodle Shop is the way to go. Though I’m still equally terrified and intrigued about the whole lobster special for $13.95.
Oriental Noodle Shop, 135 E 45th St btw. 3rd & Lex (212) 697-2353