It is really a challenge to find a nice Oriental restaurant that does not use pork bones in their soup base. Luckily, Mien-san, an unassuming Taiwanese restaurant not only does not use pork bones but also serve the meanest Beef Noodle Soup I have ever tasted. Their soup is a bit on the hot and spicy side and has a comforting effect like having Chicken soup when you're sick :) There's abundant tender beef slices and their hand pulled noodles is really something else with a clean almost chewy feel to it.
Our other favorite on the menu is their tofu. It is one whole big block of cold tofu in a bed of soy sauce with slices of century egg, chopped garlic and chives. This dish is just too delightful to describe.
Tofu with century egg