Well... I was wrong. I think the cabbie just wanted us to get out of his cab asap. These noodles were tough, had no flavor, were all around just horribly disappointing. The rest of the food we got at this place was also pretty horrible. We ordered cumin lamb, which definitely had plenty of whole cumin seed, however it was definitely not lamb.
This is a very tasty dish, with ground pork and vegetables quickly sautéed with some fresh vegetables and a dark soy vinegar sauce. However this incarnation of it was... not.
worst noodles ever.The main lesson learned in China is, if you are at a restaurant that insists that you pay upon ordering, go somewhere else, it's probably going to be poorly prepared and you might not be getting what you order. Almost every other restaurant you pay at the end of the meal. There might be some exceptions to this rule but I was 0/2. The other restaurant also pulled a lamb/pork swap as well.