Finally got to meet up with A after a few difficulties of getting our schedules aligned. He had 41 Noodle & Rice Pot House on his radar for awhile so we decided to check them out. It’s a small mom and pop Chinese restaurant.
Hours. Open everyday, same hours.
We dropped in on an early Sunday evening (6:30pm). The place was busy but tables open up quickly as most people eat fast and leave. Their patio outside is pretty slick for a Chinese restaurant but the inside is no frills. We were seated at a table right by the door which sucked as the wind kept on blowing in every time someone opened the door. Service was decent and our teas were filled several times throughout our meal.
The menu is two pages and grouped by categories (A to F); noodle combo, noodles, rice pot specialty, pot dishes, fried rice/noodles and steamed rice. Note: their rice pot specialty dishes take 15 to 20 minutes to cook so order ASAP.
There’s also a couple combo options (depends on which category you order from). For us, all our entrees came with a soup and the option of adding an original flavour bubble waffle or spring rolls for $2.00.
Rice pot with pork rib, chicken, preserved pork & sausage (C1) ($12.95)
We went with their classic which had a variety of meat and bok choy. Lots of crispy rice bits stuck to the pot. Make sure you pour some sweet soy sauce on top of the rice otherwise it’s bland. I enjoyed this one more than the free range chicken pot as there was more meat in this bowl.
Rice pot with free range chicken and dried mushrooms (C10) ($11.50)
Couldn’t tell too much of a difference between the free range vs. regular chicken. Wish there was more dried mushrooms included. Decent.
Original flavour bubble waffle ($2.00)
We wanted to try their bubble waffle so we opted for their deal. For a restaurant, this was pretty solid. Fresh, thin and crispy. Can’t complain for $2.00 extra.
41 Noodle & Rice Pot House
2279 W 41st Avenue