Today I was very undecided as to where I should go out for lunch. I’ve been working from a list of places that I really want to try. It’s surprising but a lot of places are closed on Mondays so that does limit the choices. I scored a good parking spot on Congress Street in Portland so I decided to go with Mi Sen Noodle Bar. I love noodles and this was one of the places I had been really wanting to check out. I walked in and thought the place looked nice and was given a seat near the window in front. I liked that they have a lunch special so you can try a dish with an appetizer. I went with the chive cake as the appetizer. I had never had one before and it went well with the chili sweet soy sauce. The dish I chose was the dry noodle instead of my usual choice of pad Thai. I was happy I went outside of my comfort zone because the dry noodles with the sen ba mee (egg noodles) it was actually just like how I like my ramen with very little broth. So now I have a new favorite with the dry noodle dish. I liked how attentive and polite the staff was and how delicious the food was. After that experience I would put Mi Sen on my favorites list.