Poor 101 Noodle Express in the Fox Hills Mall. With all the fat food blogger talk of “there is no good Chinese on the westside” one can easily see why this SGV mainstay opened up in the food court of a Culver City Mall. Kyochon seems to be doing alright in the same location, and who doesn’t like a scallion pancake stuffed with sweet meat!? Answer: most people who eat at the food court of the Fox Hills Mall. Their opening menu touted turkey as a possible filling, and french fries as a possible side dish for their famous beef rolls. It didn’t matter to true fans, who were just happy to have something resembling a beef roll on the westside. But clearly it didn’t go over well with the food court regulars.
Fast forward a few months and the french fries were gone, along with the pan fried dumplings and a decent version of dan dan noodles. The beef roll remained, and could now be paired with food court style teriyaki chicken and a special ground chicken dish that was actually pretty great. It was a food court fanatics wet dream. (Translation: it was my wet dream combo… and a ton of food for $8.)
Sadly it appears that I may have been the only person is obsessed with both beef rolls and food court teriyaki chicken, who also regularly visits the Fox Hills Mall. Because recently they unveiled a completely new menu, and my beloved combo is gone.