Review: Taiwan Beef Noodle House

by gigi on July 26, 2007

gigi’s note: Taiwan Beef Noodle House has now been renamed to Wang’s Beef Noodle House

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I went to the Taiwan Beef Noodle House last week at 8390 Granville St. I had always driven past this place and noted the busy parking lot but had never actually ventured in. When Andrea suggested that we meet here for dinner, I quickly agreed.

taiwan beef noodle house

Inside was pretty quiet, despite it being the prime dinner hour (around 7:30pm). I suppose this place is more of a lunch stop for people.

My baseline dish for any Taiwanese restaurant is the fried chicken with rice. Hands down, this is my favourite dish. :) For those of you who have never tried this before, it is less heavy and greasy when compared to American-style fried chicken. The batter is light and a bit saltie as well.

Of course because this was my first time here, I had to try the fried chicken with rice. At $6.50, it was comparable to the same dish at other similar restaurants. It came with some pickled cabbage, tofu, and stir-fried veggies. The chicken tasted great…crispy but not oily. However, the rice was very dry and tough to eat.

taiwan beef noodle house

We also shared a small plate of 3 Taiwanese appetizers: seaweed, marinated tofu, and pickled cucumbers. The cucumbers were very crunchy and refreshing. The seaweed was cut more thinly than I was used to but also very tasty. There was nothing special about the marinated tofu but it was also very good.

taiwan beef noodle house

Andrea had dumplings with noodles in soup. It looked pretty tasty with crunchy bean sprouts and other assorted veggies but the dumpling content in the soup was quite low.

taiwan beef noodle house

Chuck had a bowl of the beef noodle soup. You get to choose between thick or thin noodles for both this dish and the dumpling noodle soup. I’m more of a thin noodle person but this looked quite tasty. :)

taiwan beef noodle house

In all, this place was ok. I probably won’t get a rice dish again next time though…but they also have the fried chicken in noodle soup. Perhaps I will try that next time. :) For the 3 of us, the total bill came to around $20 so I really can’t complain. It’s probably better suited as a lunch place though.

Details:
8390 Granville St, Vancouver
Tel: 604-266-7966

Summary:
Food: [rating:3.5]
Service: [rating:2.5]
Price: $

Wang’s Beef Noodle House on Urbanspoon

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