Friday, November 29, 2019

Dagu Rice Noodle (大鼓米线) coming soon to Squirrel Hill, will replace The Magic Noodle.



Signage recently went up at Forbes Ave. in Squirrel Hill (map) for Dagu Rice Noodle (大鼓米线), a Chinese chain that opened its first American location in Las Vegas and has another location in Cleveland.
In the middle of the Ming Dynasty, there was a restaurant without a sign near the flowery Drum tower in Yunnan, Kunming. Whenever the city had a happy news, people rang the drum to celebrate. Along with the joy of drumbeat, people flocked to the unnamed little restaurant and had bowls of hot rice noodle soup, meaning “smooth long time”. Because of this joy, with the honesty of the shop owner, the little restaurant eventually became a century-old business.
It replaces The Magic Noodle, which opened in May and in turn replaced Sun Penang, which closed earlier in 2019.