Chengdu has so many great noodle shops that you can afford to be choosy. I tend to avoid places where you can't get greens on the side, or which only offer large servings, or use the easily stained plastic bowls. This little place in Xiao Jia He would be ruled out on any of these counts, but I was intrigued by how popular it seemed. Customers were pulling up in vehicles, a sign that the noodle shop's draw extends far beyond the neighbourhood.
Another sign of popularity was the amount of overflow seating, with customers pulling up small stools and digging into bowls of noodles perched on top of larger stools.
I would definitely come back and try the spicy stomach noodles (红肚面) or rabbit noodles (红烧仔兔面).
Address in Chinese: 肖家河环二巷路口. Area is a maze of alleys so this one is a bit tougher to find than most.