Oxtail Noodle Soup from China Magic Noodle House: 100 Favorite Dishes

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Heather Hoch
Fresh noodles and chunks of tender oxtail-- what's not to like here?
Last year we marked the hundred day countdown to Best of Phoenix by sharing some of our favorite food folks' "Personal Best" lists. This year we're bringing back our list of 100 Favorite Dishes. Have a suggestion for a dish you'd like us to try? Leave it in the comments section or email lauren.saria@newtimes.com.

49. Oxtail Noodle Soup from China Magic Noodle House

See also: 10 Best Chinese Restaurants in Metro Phoenix

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If chicken noodle soup is good for the soul, then China Magic Noodle House's oxtail noodle soup is good for just about everything else. While you might be focused on Vietnamese pho or Japanese ramen (or no soup at all considering it's the middle of summer), this Chinese specialty definitely rivals those options in the world of delicious soups.

Like pho, the simple broth base can be kicked up with vinegar, soy sauce, chili oil, and Sriracha if you so choose. The noodles themselves are kind of like if ramen and udon had a noodle baby-- flour-based, thick, curly, and tender. With a few big chunks of bone-in oxtail and some handfuls of cilantro and scallions, the soup is simple but pretty much all it needs to be to be filling and flavorful. Besides, you really wouldn't want to detract too much from those amazing hand-pulled noodles anyway.

Half the fun of going to China Magic Noodle House, though, is watching the chefs smack and stretch the noodles through the viewing window between the dining room and the kitchen, so make sure you get a good seat.

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97. Breakfast Croissant from Cartel Coffee Lab

96. Salmon "Yasu Style" at Yasu Sushi Bistro

95. Cannoli from DeFalco's Italian Deli

94. Falafel Sandwich from Al-Hana Restaurant

93. PBLT at Bootleggers

92. Samosa from Little India

91. Combo Plate from El Pollo Supremo

90. Brunch Burger from Orange Table

89. Duck Fat Fries from Bourbon Steak

88. Kurobuta Pork Chop from Noca

87. Carne Adovada Enchiladas from Los Dos Molinos

86. Maple Bacon Doughnut from Rainbow Donuts

85. Pad Khing from Nunthaporn's Thai Cuisine

84. Mariscos con Arroz from Tumi Fine Peruvian Cuisine

83. Chicago Dog from Portillo's Hot Dogs

82. Lemon Bars from Phoenix Public Market Cafe

81. Preserved Pickle and Pork Noodle Soup from Asian Cafe Express

80. Maine Lobster Roll from The Maine Lobster Lady

79. Lengua Tacos from Asadero Norte de Sonora

78. Black Licorice from Super Chunk Sweets and Treats

77. Cracker Jack from House of Tricks

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74. Truffle Bikini from The Tavern

73. Lemon and Basil Chicken Salad Sandwich from Essence Bakery Cafe

72. Oaxaca Special Burro from Carolina's

71. Texas Po' Boy from Texas BBQ House

70. Thai Noodle Soup from RedThai

69. Breakfast Sandwich from Lux Central

68. Deep Fried Duck with Taro from Hong Kong Asian Diner

67. Chicken Pot Pie from The Duce

66. Alfajores from El Chullo

65. Chashu Ramen from Sushi Ken

64. Yukon Gold from The Parlor Pizzeria

63. Crispy Pig Ears from Bar Crudo

62. French Fries from Cafe Bink, Bink's Midtown, and Bink's Scottsdale

61. Croissant Bread Pudding from Ollie Vaughn's

60. Kale Caesar Salad from Original ChopShop Co.

59. Chilaquiles from La Tolteca

58. Farmstead Goat Milk Caramel from The Simple Farm

57. Pistachio Chicken Liver Pate from The Gladly

56. Paitan Ramen from Umami

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54. Chicken Feet from Great Wall Cuisine

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52. The Lady from Short Leash Dogs

51. Pork Belly Pibil from The Mission

50. Mixed Grill from Copper Kettle

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Location Info

China Magic Noodle House

2015 N. Dobson Road, Chandler, AZ

Category: Restaurant


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