M was craving some Taiwanese noodle soup so I went to my trusty Van adviser and was told to check out Wang’s Beef Noodle House. It’s located right beside a VPL branch.
Hours are long and consistent.
We dropped in on a late Wednesday evening (around 9:00pm) and the place was about a third full. No frills but it’s clean and with lots of seating. Service is fast and efficient; I liked how they came back several times to fill up our tea cups.
The menu is bigger than I expected. Noodles, soups, rice, dim sum (aka. dumplings), appetizers and beverages. They have a “happy hour” (3:00pm to 5:00pm and 9:30pm to 11:30pm) where you order an entree and can get a black/green tea for $2.95. Wohoo?
Click here to see the full menu (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10).
Spicy beef brisket noodle (A2) ($12.75 large)
We got thin noodles for this bowl. The broth was a touch spicy, I liked the addition of the pickled mustard greens and the thin noodles matched well with the broth. The beef brisket was tender but still had some chew to it.
Dan dan noodle (A20) ($9.75 large)
We got the thick noodles with this bowl. I liked how the peanut sauce wasn’t over doused (like it usually is). Noodles had a nice spring to them and there was even a decent amount of minced pork and bok choy.
Steamed chive dumplings (D5) ($7.50 for 8)
These were homemade and came with a side of sweet ginger sauce. The wrapping had a nice chew to them but the filling could have had more chives.
Cash only! It’s cheap and open late/everyday to satisfy your late night noodle cravings.
Wang’s Taiwan Beef Noodle House
8390 Granville Street