In addition to the standard American-Chinese fare, this small roadside café offers a handful of regional dishes from Xi’an, the capital of the Shaanxi province in Central China. I’ve had some Xi’an cuisine before, but only in NY, so I was eager to sample Gene’s food.
Kim met me for lunch and we shared 2 flatbreads (one beef, one pork) and the hand pulled noodles. The flatbreads were sandwiches on homemade, subpar bread. The pork was better than the beef, but neither is worth ordering. The noodles were better – long and toothsome, they came in a bowl with fiery looking garlic chili oil. Luckily, they weren’t as spicy as they looked, but quite flavorful.
I guess they offer lamb skewers and knife cut noodles on the weekends, and people have been raving about those.
It is worth driving to Chelmsford for? Nope, but if you are in the area, it’s something different to try.
257 Littleton Rd
Chelmsford, MA 01824