Mian, a Chongqing-style noodle house from Chengdu Taste owner Tony Xu, will open its first Houston location in Asiatown.
A tipster tells Eater that the sister restaurant to beloved Sichuan eatery Chengdu Taste will open at 9600 Bellaire Boulevard, and sales tax permit applications with the Texas State Comptroller of Public Accounts’ office confirm that address. It’s the third outpost of Mian that Xu has opened in the states, joining the original California location and a second that opened in Las Vegas last year.
The restaurant’s name means “noodles” in Chinese, and that’s what’s on the menu at Mian. Specifically, Chongqing-style noodles, or spicy xiaomian dishes that take their name from a city in China’s Sichuan province, are on offer. The noodles are served in a spicy broth or sauce, depending on what you order, and garnished with seafood, crispy minced pork, and gizzards. Dumplings and small plates like steamed vegetables, spicy radish, and marinated pork are also on the menu. Prices aren’t available for the Houston menu just yet, but everything available at the California location is priced less than $10.
Stay tuned for an official opening date for Mian.