Calan Beef Noodle

I haven’t had hand-pulled noodles in ages but Calan Beef Noodle has been on my list to try. They specialize in Lanzhou eats and have a second location in the downtown area. This one is located in a small plaza that also houses Caribbean Choice Foods.

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Hours. Open 7 days a week baby.

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We dropped in on a Thursday for a late lunch (around 1:00pm).

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You go up to the counter to order. There’s also a self serve water jug right there.

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Yes, these are what the screens looked like in real life.

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The menu consists of 13 options along with a few appetizers. Four noodle types to choose from (thin, thick, flat & narrow and flat & wide). They also sell their own chili oil jars ($10.99).

Combo A + hand pulled noodle with pickled sour mustard in beef soup (#2) ($19.99)
UntitledWe picked combo A for the simmered beef shanks (thinly sliced and tender) and tea egg.

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Went with the thick noodles, which had a good firmness. We opted for the spicy version which added a touch of Heat. The beef itself was a mixed bag of tender and slightly dry pieces. Wish they gave a bit more daikon. However, the sour mustard added a nice contrasting element. Broth was light and clean.

Stir-fried noodle with cumin lamb and vegetables (#9) ($15.99)
UntitledThe flat and wide noodles had a good elasticity to them but thought they could have had a more toothsome bite. They weren’t heavy on the cumin and the pieces of lamb were decent. A couple pieces of broccoli, carrot and bok choy rounded things out. Okay but I’ve had better.

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For the price, I want a bit more of everything from Calan.

Calan Beef Noodle
https://www.calanbeefnoodle.ca/
2219 Centre Street N
Calgary, AB
(587) 350-0050