After spending a few hours at the world’s largest panda reserve and breeding center, I headed back to my favorite noodle shop by my hotel. I finally had someone translate the the name on the sign out front which reads “Sister Liu’s Noodle Shop”. This time around I ordered the beef noodle soup. It wasn’t too spicy and had a fragrant star anise flavor. There were a few chunks of braised beef shank and shards of cabbage in the soup.