Xi’an Noodle Restaurant

While walking along No. 3 road a few weeks ago, I spotted a Northern Chinese place that caught my eye and made a mental note to check out. My buddy also spotted the exact same place so we decided to give Xian Noodle Restaurant a try for dinner.

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Hours.

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We dropped in on a Saturday evening (around 7:30pm). It was surprisingly busier than I expected. There’s only one guy running the front but he spoke perfect English and Mandarin. Service is a bit sporadic as we only got one tea refill and had to flag him down for a few things.

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The menu is a simple one pager split into special, noodle soup, biang biang noodle, appetizers, big platter dish and drinks.

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We got everything spicy but don’t worry, it barely registers on the heat scale (as most Northern Chinese spots).

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The condiments on the table were pretty standard except that they had raw garlic cloaves.

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Chili sauce looked promising but didn’t try it.

Ming ice green tea ($3.50)
DSC09650First time trying this. It’s slightly sweet but refreshing. M said it reminded him of a light version of a Crush pop.

Spiced cumin beef sandwich ($5.95)
DSC09647This packed a punch of cumin to the beef. The bun itself had a good thickness and crunchy bite to it.

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Liked the addition of the sauteed onion and green peppers.

Three sauce combination biang biang noodle ($8.95)
DSC09654We added beef shank ($2.00) which were delicious. Beautiful pink colour, tender and perfect thickness to each slice.

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Everyone liked the noodles but I found it lacked a touch in the bounce/elasticity.

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The three sauces were tasty but mixed together, you lost some depth in flavour.

Big platter chicken ($29.95)
DSC09662We added biang biang noodle ($4.95) which is a must if you get this dish.

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For the price, you get a lot of chicken along with potatoes, onions (almost raw, wish they sauteed/cooked it), bok choy (only one stalk).

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The chicken was tasty but a tad too salty. The noodles were the same but clumped up in this dish. The lack of vegetables is frightening. Good to share between three or four people.

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Cash only. Prices are reasonable.

Xian Noodle Restaurant
#170, 4351 No. 3 Road
Richmond, BC

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