If you follow me on Instagram, you probably know that I eat at Liang’s Village a lot. Like a lotttt. It’s basically my second home, haha. And after going through pictures on my phone the other day and realizing that I have more than enough photos to do a full-fledged blog post about the place, I figured, why not? So, here we go!
The first time I tried Liang’s I was probably in middle school. Or early high school, something like that. I ordered one of their cold noodle dishes, but wasn’t really a fan so I didn’t go back for YEARS. Until one day, a friend suggested it. At that point, it had been so long that I was down to give it another try. So happy I did!!! Since then, I swear I go to Liang’s at least once a week. There was one week when I went 3 times! Call me obsessed, maybe, but the food here is amazing. And here are some of my favorites!
- Sichuan Cabbage Pork Noodle Soup: Super simple, but so so good. The soup is light but flavorful, and I like it because it’s not as heavy. They always give you plenty of noodles, and the veggies/meat balance out this dish very nicely!
- Beef Noodle Soup: Always a classic! The beef is very tender, and the soup has so much flavor! Heavier than the Sichuan Cabbage Pork noodle soup for sure, but perfect if you want something richer and more filling.
- Stewed Ox-tail Dry Noodle: Aite, so this one’s not noodle soup. The stewed ox-tail comes with enough sauce on it’s own though. The texture is like a watered down version of curry. So if you want something in between dry and soup noodles, this is your dish! Love the flavor in this one, and the ox-tail is always so so tender. I find that I’m never able to finish this in one sitting, though, so I’d say it’s definitely splittable between two people.
- Salted Duck Noodle Soup: I’ve been getting this a lot more lately. The soup is light/flavorful like the Sichuan Cabbage Pork Noodle Soup, but you also get duck!! The duck is salty (as the name of the dish suggests), but the noodles balance it out perfectly. It also comes with bok choy, so you’re getting your veggie fix too 🙂
**Substitute the regular noodles for spinach noodles!! The texture is slightly different–chewier, I would say. And they look so cool 🙂 But really, though, I think they taste better too.
- Red Spicy Oil Wontons: Yes yes yessssss this is definitely one of my favorite dishes here! Just the right amount of spice, and it’s nothing unbearable. My spice tolerance is practically non-existent, so if I can eat this dish, so can you.
- Scallion Pancakes: They have quite of few versions here. Beef, chive and egg, plain, etc. I change it up depending on how hungry I am, haha. The beef one is probably their most popular, but I never have enough stomach for it. The plain one is what I usually end up getting. It pairs great with the red spicy oil wontons. Use the sauce in that dish to dip these scallion pancakes in!
- My Roses: My favorite!! Super light and refreshing. It’s not a milk tea, so there’s just a small layer of crema at the top. The floral flavor comes through nicely–very subtle and not too strong. But it really makes the drink!
- The Pineapple Shortcake: This one is super unique. The pineapple cake crumbs at the top are torched so it gives it that extra flavor. I really like this one as well. Heck, I like all the drinks here. I find this one to be super refreshing as well.
- Rose Green Milk Tea: Basically the milk tea version of My Roses. A little heavier, but so so good. Same flavor, just richer in texture I would say.
- Cold brew drinks: They have a few cold brew drinks on the menu. I’ve tried a couple, and they’re all delicious! Caffeine doesn’t really affect me so I have no problem drinking these during dinner. If you want to be safe though, give it a try during lunch!
If you take one look at their drink menu, you’ll know that they take their teas here seriously. First off, the menu is gorgeous. And the drinks actually come out looking like the pictures on the menu! They’re always innovating and trying out creative combinations (definitely one of the reasons why I love this place so much). If you’re having trouble deciding, ask for Austin! He’ll find you something up your alley. Everything he’s recommended to me has basically become a favorite.
- Beef Noodle Soup
- Red Spicy Oil Wontons
I’ve mentioned both of these already so I won’t repeat myself. Liang’s is starting to expand into the frozen food business as well. And these taste just as good as the ones in store. Well, maybe not as fresh, but definitely the best frozen versions of these dishes that I’ve come across. The day that I can start finding these at Trader Joe’s or Safeway, my life will be complete 🙂
All in all, if you’re in the SF bay area, I highly recommend a visit to Liang’s. The drinks and food here are amazing, and the people who work here are so passionate about everything they make. They’re always looking for ways to improve, and always looking for new items to bring to the menu. It’s been so exciting watching their menu/brand expand, and I can’t wait for what’s in store this year!
Liang’s website: https://www.liangsvillage.com/
Address: 19772 Stevens Creek Blvd, Cupertino, CA 95014