To prepare for this fall's Best of Dallas® 2012 issue, we're counting down (in no particular order) our 100 Favorite Dishes. If there's a dish you think we need to try, leave it in the comments, or email me.
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Royal China has been banging out beef and broccoli for almost four decades, but it's the noodles and dumplings that have called me back to this Dallas favorite a few times now.
The Dan-Dan noodles are a must-order. Get the Henan-style if you want a wide, flat noodle, but I prefer the Lanzhou version: The long, thin noodles are easier to wrangle with chopsticks. Served cold, the noodles balance sweet with a spicy heat heightened with the spark of sichuan peppercorns. Sprouts add freshness and crunch. So, so good.
No. 100: The Cleaver and Block Burger at NHS Tavern No. 99: The Bone Marrow at the Meddlesome Moth No. 98: Arepas at Zaguan Latin Cafe No. 97: Jalapeno Poppers at City Tavern No. 96: Elotes: Everywhere