Answer: Ya Kat Mein Noodle House (www.yakatmein.biz) (though the menu says .com rather than .biz)
I went by there tonight and picked up a carryout menu - kids don't like Chinese much, we ate at Longhorn so I could check out their burger that has been much ballyhooed in another thread - and was surprised to see 5 varieties of dumpling on the menu. Many ameri-chinese joints don't have any, maybe half have one type, a couple have two - 5 was something I had not seen before! The place smelled very, very good. I will definitely hit it for lunch someday soon. Kahn's
- what did you have there?
In other news: A&W Root Beer/Downtown
this stall in the Carew basement food court remains empty, with no activity. Yeah, this is sorta non-news. Buddakhan/Downtown
it appears this bar masquerading as a hamburger-and-pad-thai joint has closed. No signage on the outside to explain why\when\if they intend to reopen. All the signage remains up. Universal Grille/Downtown
is no longer open for lunch. So says the sign on the door. Clough Pike Market/Anderson
is (and including Jean Paul's Pleasures - a very good mini bakery) out of business. The signage out front indicates that Beacon Foods (a small chain of micro grocery/delis) will be opening at that location sometime soon. Pizzaville/Mt Washington
has a VERY BIG glossy sign up in the window promising "mouth watering pizza" again soon. The interior walls I could see are all finished and look very, very nice. I look forward to seeing this place in business again, and already wonder if Lenny is involved. Hibachi Master/Anderson
is a place I had meant to check out for a long time on the recommendation of Wallyum, but hadn't. I finally made it in a couple days back and was very underwhelmed. The folks sitting near me really liked their sushi, though. I had pork katsu and the gyoza, will probably return once more for one of their "hibachi grilled" items Shanghai Mama/Downtown
is a place I have gotten carryout from maybe a dozens times in the past month or so, hoping to find some decent asian food downtown other than my beloved Tan Thai which is really far away from where I work. Really odd place. The dumplings are served with what looks like spaghetti sauce, and are not very good. Many of the dishes are very, very bland, while the pepper steak (which is supposed to be mild and sweet) was charged with FIREY hot pepper, so much that I could not finish it. The lemon in the lemon chicken has a sickly taste to it, had to toss it two bites in; and the teriyaki sauce on the teriyaki chicken tastes burned. Tiny Eggrolls for $2? I'll pass. So why did I go back so many times? Because the Mu Shu Pork (served already wrapped ala Chipotle in a single thin tortilla-like wrap, and only available on the dinner menu) was one of the best things I have eaten recently; although it was small and expensive (8 bucks). And the fried rice I had a day or two later for a mere 4.25 was generously portioned and very, very tasty - not nearly as good as the fried rice at Tan Thai but a larger portion for close to half the price. I kept hoping to find another winner, but never did.
(edited to correct url. thanks euched! never trust a url printed on a menu, heh)