Since opening up the first location on 6303 North Mesa in 2017, Noodles and Dumplings has strived to bring the authentic flavors and vibrant energy of East Asia to El Paso.
Today we have five locations all over El Paso and one location in Pecos (see our locations). Our menu is perfect for families who have enjoyed Chinese food or for those on the more adventurous side and want to try never-before-seen dishes in El Paso.
Here at Noodles and Dumplings, we see ourselves as one big family with employees coming from different kinds of backgrounds. Although we may be eating different foods at home, food is what brought us together. We hope you can come to try our food and become part of our family as well!
Like many countries with various regional foods, our menu highlights fragrant flavors from different places.
#1 – Baos originate from Northern China, where it is cold and snowy in the winters. However, they have since been adapted to different regions, such as the Shanghai Xiao Long Bao. This is a small bao with soup; in Shanghai, people use straws to drink the soup out before eating the bao!
#2 – Lamb is a specialty of our menu with special flavors from Western China and Northern China. There is a lot of Mongolian and Central Asian influence in these foods. Some of our chefs are hailing from these grassland regions and cooking lamb is reminiscent of foods eaten at home.
#3 – Lanzhou Noodles are from – you guessed it – Lanzhou, China. These noodles are hand-pulled and served in specialty soup. Lanzhou noodles are famous all over the world and variations have appeared in Taiwan, Thailand, the Philippines, and even New Orleans, with a cajun twist. At Noodles and Dumplings, we serve the original version of the noodles.
#4 – Many of our dishes capture the spiciness of Southwest China, with specialties such as Szechuan boiled tofu. The peppers here are some of the spiciest in the world and the spices are called: Mala – which means “numb spicy” in Chinese. If you eat too much mala, your mouth will go numb!
#5 – Dumplings are the most representative food of China. Historically, they were eaten during Lunar New Year, or Spring Festival, because their shape is representative of ancient Chinese money. They are eaten to bring wealth into the new year.
Some of our appetizers include well-known delicacies from South Korea and Japan. Our green-onion pancake is a common household food eaten all over China, Central Asia, and many have said it is similar to Indian breads such as naan.
For dessert, we have some Hong Kong specialties: custard bao and custard tarts. Enjoy these with a warm cup of tea after your meal for the perfect sweet ending.
Boba tea originates from Taiwan, one of the food heavens of the world. The soil of Taiwan is rich and its tropical climate produces fresh veggies and fruits. No wonder there is such a big inspiration to cook and create new flavors there!
As you can see, our wide menu encompasses a large geographic area with completely different flavors. There is so much we haven’t even covered on this page yet. We encourage you to come and try our foods to let your senses travel around Asia. We are looking forward to feeding you!
Noodles & Dumplings Facts
- We are a woman-led organization.
- We offer vegetarian and vegan options.
- All of our noodles are hand-pulled, and our dumplings/bao are hand-made.
Feel free to call us at any one of our locations, or send us an email [email protected].