Walking by, you notice several signs that Dai Family Qionglai Style Soup Noodles (代氏邛崃清汤面) is a good place to eat: people of various ages and professions fill the tables; another storefront on the same street has been taken over as an overflow dining room; an unrelated restaurant has opened up nearby serving the same type of food. (This last trick is really annoying; I often see the newcomer first and end up going into the wrong restaurant.) This type of success with this simple of a menu must mean they are doing something very right.
Plain broth soup noodles (清汤面), the house specialty, in a very generous one liang serving. Chicken pieces on top, surprisingly not bony. The broth was really amazing and fresh tasting. A new favourite, and really makes me want to visit Qionglai.
They were charging Y2 for a bowl of cabbage, which I thought was a major gouge. When I got the vegetable, I understood. It's a good sized serving, floating in the same amazing soup.
One part of their very long sign out front:
Outside the west first section of the second ring.