10125 Bandley Dr
Cupertino, CA 95014
It seems like almost every trip back home we end up at Fatima. It’s not necessarily the best, but it’s close by and we all enjoy the knife shaved noodles. Fatima is an islamic chinese restaurant that specializes in its knife shaved noodles and sesame pancake. Knife shaved noodles are homemade noodles that are shaved into individual noodle threads with a knife. The noodles tend to be thick and have a doughy, chewy texture. I’ve stopped taking pictures since I’ve done a few posts, which can be viewed here and here.
But on our most recent trip, we ordered a few different dishes, so I took out my camera.
For some reason, this noodle soup comes in a humongous bowl. My mom is always embarrassed when she orders it because it makes it look like she is eating a ton. If you look at the bowl of soup, and the individual sized rice/soup bowl to the right of it, you can get an idea at just how big this dish is. They even give you a huge ladle to eat it with.
Another dish ordered was the lamb noodle soup, which is always a favorite of mine.
I opted to do things a little differently this time and ordered the stir fried knife shaved noodles with lamb. Sometimes the noodles in this dish can be overcooked, but on this visit, they were cooked just right.
Finally, we had to order some sesame pancake. They have a thick version and a thin one. We prefer the thin one, though with so many layers, it still seems pretty thick.
The service here is just okay, but the food is pretty consistent. A nice bowl of lamp noodle soup is perfect on a cold day.