Plenty of restaurants claim to offer “authentic” cuisine and will typically over promise on their concept. Chen Brothers Restaurant Group, a leading developer of captivating restaurant and nightlife concepts throughout the country, is not only delivering on our promise, we are making no excuses for our approach to America’s beloved, and widely misinterpreted Chinese cuisine.
Chen Brothers newest venture, six years in the making, Irvine Noodle House, is a sleek, modern, sophisticated restaurant that prepares real Chinese food and pulls no punches. Think ‘dumpling noodle house’ meets ‘Chinatown street vendor’, prepared by Hong Kong cooks. Bring to that service, style, and an eco-friendly environment with an organic, local focus on ingredients, and Irvine Noodle House becomes that place where Chinese food is presented in an unbastardized version of its bright, fresh and flavorful self.
Communal tables and counter seating add to the energy of the room and the menu’s focus on authentic recipes and preparations make up the underlining culture of the Noodle House experience. Organic chicken, local raised pork, grass fed beef, organic silken tofu, wild caught fish and seafood, cage-free chicken eggs, free range duck, and organic vegetables make up the menu.
In keeping with an American Chinese tradition, Irvine Noodle House does a strong take-out business, while re-inventing the manner by which it is executed. A late night schedule allows hungry revelers, post show patrons, and tired commuters a place to enjoy quality food while the rest of the neighborhood is calling it a night. Asian beer selections, sake, and house made soda drinks comprise the bulk of the bar selections, continuing with the more authentic, organic approach to food, and even beverage.
Chopsticks originated in China during the Shang Dynasty(1766-1122BC), as a substitute for knives at the table. According to Confucius, knives were equated with acts of aggression and should not be used to dine....chopsticks then became the eating utensils of choice as neighboring Asian countries adopted its use and modified them according to cultural preference.