Like Taste of Guilin in Sunset Park, this new restaurant features the cuisine of the scenic, mountainous region near China's border with Vietnam. As its name implies, however, Gui Lin Mi Fen narrows its focus to noodles.
Each of nine bowls offers the choice of thin mi fen, served with broth on the side, or flat qie fen, which arrive at the table already drenched. By default, this mi fen with smoked pork ($7.25) was decorated with toasted soy beans, scallions, parsley, and pickled green beans; if this weren't a third lunch, I might have added extra meat, or a braised egg, or a thatch of sour-spicy bamboo shoots. All is meant to be mixed together with the "secret marinade" hidden underneath, plus chili oil and hot broth as needed. The broth is not so exquisitely rich that you'll drink it from the bowl, but it fills out the meal well enough — no kaedama needed.
H/T to Chowhound Pookipichu.
Gui Lin Mi Fen
135-25 40th Rd. (Main-Prince Sts.), Flushing, Queens