We decided to try Noodle Arts for lunch. They specialize in Lanzhou hand pulled noodles and are next door to Flower & Horse in Spring.
We dropped in on a fairly busy Friday (around noon). Several solo diners. Service was friendly and our waitress came by several times to top off our tea cups. Food came out in under 10 minutes.
Menu consists of noodles, rice dishes, vegetables, meat/seafood, cold dishes, appetizers/snacks, soup and dessert. Most dishes are $16.95 to $22.99. You pick the noodle size (extra thin (1mm) to wide flat (20mm)).
Lanzhou pickled cabbage with beef noodle soup (A4) ($17.99)
We went with thick (5mm) and spicy. Noodles had a very chewy elasticity. Broth was decent but would recommend getting spicy, otherwise it would have been light in flavour. The pickled cabbage added some crunch, daikon slices added some health.
Fried cumin noodle with lamb (A11) ($18.95)
Went with regular (3mm). The cumin seasoning was light and noodle portion size was meagre. A couple slices of onion, red pepper and green pepper. Needed more wok hei.
Decent but wouldn’t go out of my way to hit up Noodle Arts. A step below Sip Bowl La Mian’s offerings.
1739 Robson Street