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Hellish Beef Noodles at Bull Demon King

So innocent.
So innocent.

The name Bull Demon King isn’t intimidating at all, right? And yet it’s pretty much the most appropriate name for a beef noodle soup spot in Diamond Bar. You see, a buddy of mine from work thought it would be a great idea to check the place out and I thought it was a good idea as well.

But that’s when things when horribly wrong. We ordered the same thing – BDK Hell Noodles with the thick version of the said noodles. At a spice level of 1 (out of 4), we figured we would be safe. This would not be the case, as we would be presented with noodle soup spicier than any I had ever tried before in my life. I did my best to eat, to savor the flavor, but it was damn near impossible. The beef was tender, sure. The noodles were of a great consistency, sure again. Yet, while breathing fire it was hard to appreciate such things. My bubble tea was downed in about 30 seconds and I was left with water to poorly quench the fire.

After about midway through the bowl, I threw in the towel. It simply was not worth the heat. And I’m a man who likes spicy food. Nonetheless, a small part of me wants to get back and try the non-Hell version of the noodles. That’s a challenge I can probably meet.