Lan Zhou La Mian, Smith Street
This was a place (19 Smith Street, 6327-1286) just a few doors down from Hometown that we randomly walked into not long ago. I didn't have a great impression of it that time (if memory serves, their red oil dumplings were unnecessarily sweet), but things were a bit better today now that we ordered different items. The panfried dumplings were generally crispy and featured a decently tasty stuffing, while the hot & sour soup noodles tasted...well, like noodles in hot & sour soup.
While I wished that those noodles were a bit springier, they still did the job, and I did like the base of the hot & sour soup. Even the chicken chop noodles, something that didn't sound nor look particularly appealing to me, featured a surprisingly crispy yet tender (and tasty) chicken that I didn't mind too much. These weren't runaway hits (and it's been a while since I've been to the Dumpling Nazi so I am struggling to make a valid comparison), but at least it was better the second time around.