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Went to Lin for a late dinner and I had the Deluxe Tan Tan Noodle Soup for $6.29. This is the first time I had Tan Tan mein and I found it was a good soup and had a little kick to it. The soup was good, it had a nice spicy taste to it and was accessorized with some ground pork on the top. The spicy noodles made my glasses fog up which brings up a pet peeve of mine. HIPSTERS WEARING GLASSES WITHOUT LENSES!!!!!!! Sure, when you get into steamy clubs or eat hot food your glasses don't steam up but come on you get no eye protection, no correction to your vision, and you are just straight fronting. Get some plastic lenses at least. People at jams ask me if my glasses are real, and I am like come on I'm Asian, 80% of us need glasses and 40% of us are nerds.

I would post this pic of this hipster from the Livestock party rocking blue glasses without lenses but I am a little afraid he might rip off his 80s tank top, try track me down on his fixed gear bike, and try kicking me in his tight jeans.

For those who know me, I am like a bizzaro hipster, I got real lenses in my specs, a road bike and a car and I can kick in my tight jeans. I guess that doesn't sound that opposite.

I could have used an appetizer such as a green onion pan cake but I cheaped out because I have been spending a lot on food. All in all, the soup was good but I think I rather have a ramen, or udon or wonton mein with meat or won ton. I ll be back to try some more items at Lin.

Lin Chinese Cuisine and Tea House
1537 West Broadway

Note Lin got mentioned in VanMags 101 Things To Taste Before You Die
Item 58. Lin - Xiaolongbao

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kent said... @ September 17, 2008 at 1:14 AM

man i love tan tan noodle and i have a hard time finding a good one. i need to check this.you'll have to hit it up with me.
plus i just order a pair of red glasses off of wayne, with no lenses, and i am riding down to AA with my fixie tomorrow to buy up the shop

Anonymous said... @ September 17, 2008 at 9:39 AM

more about food and less hipster bashing please!!!

ps.
went to menya- pretty good. Thanks!

Gyromite said... @ September 17, 2008 at 1:05 PM

To anon,
Hipster bashing comes once and awhile when it relates.

Try Tenhachi on 12th, you ll love it.

jadedme said... @ September 17, 2008 at 5:01 PM

best tam tam noodles are at chong qing on the corner of 12 ave and commercial. even better when u mix the spicy won ton with it

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