Little Yunnan Restaurant

Been wanting to check out Little Yunnan Restaurant for ages. It’s located close to MAiiZ Nixtamal Tortillería and Don Mee Seafood Restaurant.

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Hours.

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We dropped in for an early Thursday dinner (around 5:45pm) and it was decently busy. The inside is huge with plenty of tables.

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Service was excellent and our waitress came by several times to refill our tea.

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The menu is split into crossing the bridge rice noodles, noodle dishes, rice dishes, dumplings, Yunnan dishes and desserts.

Traditional crossing the bridge rice noodle (A1) ($14.99)
DSC05483We decided to try one of their most popular dishes. Broth was homey and flavourful.

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You dump the quail egg in first, followed by the meat and then the rest of the vegetables and rice noodles. Definitely worth a try.

Stewed beef rice noodle soup (C6) ($15.99)
DSC05490Beef chunks, carrot, broccoli, cabbage and rice noodles in a chicken broth. There’s a spicy icon on the menu but there’s zero heat (but that was what we expected). Add the chili oil if you want a small kick. The 6 pieces of stewed beef were decently tender but some were a touch on the dry side. Broth was simple and didn’t entice the taste buds. Would skip this one and try C5 instead.

Handmade rice ball (D1) ($4.99)
DSC05495We were hoping to try the rosy herbal jelly dessert but unfortunately, it wasn’t available that night. We settled on the rice balls with black sesame and peanut filling. Decent.

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I’d like to try their dry noodle/no soup options but the crossing the bridge rice noodles is the way to go.

Little Yunnan Restaurant
https://www.littleyunnanvictoria.com/
546 Fisgard St
Victoria, BC
(778) 269-3507