The noodle soup was fantastic. "Da lu" means creating a gravy using starch so the broth was more gooey than thin. I wish the noodles were slightly less cooked but small quibble. The ingredients (of meltingly cooked pork belly, cabbage, black fungus) were generous. And that broth.... loved it!
The owner/server was very nice and chatty. Much more customer service oriented and warm than I expected from your typical Mainlander owned establishment. He said he made my noodle himself. With this kind of hearty, home-cooking appeal five minutes from my office, I know I'll be back.
FYI... the portions are huge so I could only eat about 1/3 of the bowl and 1/4 of the appetizer. This order could easily last me another two meals. What a bargain for $13 before tip!