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9630 Clarewood Drive, Suite A13
Houston, Texas
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  • 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays; 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Sundays.
If you’re looking for full-­flavored Cantonese fare at reasonable prices, you can’t go wrong at Mein. As the name indicates, Chinese egg noodles are a specialty. They come in both thick and thin varieties and are made in­-house. The texture is perfect, and the noodles are often served dry with meat and herbs on top, with the broth served in a separate bowl. This lets diners add as much or as little liquid as they want. Must­order noodle dishes here include the noodles with XO sauce (an extremely complex and difficult sauce to make that includes dried scallops, shrimp and chiles) and the house wonton noodle soup. Don’t leave without trying the lava toast, a French toast dessert made with sweetened,preserved egg yolks. Mein isn’t really a romantic date spot, but it’s great for gathering with friends, family and co-workers for low-­key lunches and weeknight dinners.

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