Wang's Taiwan Beef Noodle House


 HAPPY THANKSGIVING EVERYONE!! I'm so thankful for each and every one of you guys - for reading my blog, commenting, you're all just plain AWESOME!! Without you guys, this blog wouldn't exist! Sounds corny but it's true. Sending lotsa virtual hugs your way <3

 Okay, okay, enough with the sap Selina!! Back to the post:

 Oh, and I hope you're eating lots of turkey this year (I have yet to eat Turkey, but I ate fatty pork for dinner today, so I guess that makes up for it heheh) And enjoy the long weekend!! (no school tomorrow whoop whoop!)

 After making a few visits to Chef Hung in the past month, I was off in search of some more TBN!! Because really, what's better than a piping hot bowl of TBN? So since I was near Cambie that day, I decided to try out Wang's, as per uberfoodie LotusRapper's recommendation!

  Walking in, I was pleasantly surprised by how nice the interior was - especially for a noodle house! Definitely a good first impression. So I was super excited, only to be let down by a subpar bowl of noodles.

  I was planning on coming back to try their other dishes, but after trying the lackluster noodles, I had second thoughts! Their TBN is their signature dish after all, so it should be their best dish! They also have other classic Taiwanese dishes like lu ro fan, taiwanese sausage, pig's feet, scallion pancakes, etc! Wang's has two locations in West Van, this one on Cambie, and another one near Marpole!! I heard that the Marpole location is leagues better, so maybe I'll give that one a try if I get the chance!

 

I was surprised by how nice the interior was! For some reason I was expecting Wang's to be a more hole in the wall type of place!


Taiwanese Beef Noodle w/ Wide Noodles $10.50
I ordered a large, but they mistakenly gave me a small, so they gave me another bowl of small noodles on the side!

Broth: 2/5 stars
Beef: 2.5/5 stars
Noodles: 2.5/5 stars

  Overall, this was just an okay bowl of TBN. I was expecting a lot more. The broth didn't have any impact, it was rather one note. The spices were apparent, but it lacked finesse and sophistication (compared to Chef Hung.) The noodles were alright, they were cooked properly but they lacked bounce. The beef was reasonably tender, but like other reviews have stated, the beef was suspiciously bland, like it hadn't been stewed for long enough. The large size was pretty filling though! So for a little over $10, I left on a full stomach!



My extra bowl of noodles! :)



Wang's Taiwan Beef Noodle House Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

2 comments:

  1. I'm starting to think you're stalking me, Selina. I live kitty corner to the Chevron station, LOL.

    "uberfoodie" ?!? It would appear you have mistaken me for someone else, Selina !

    Between the two locations, I prefer the Marpole one. Foods come out quicker, hotter and seem fresher for some reason. I've long suspected they just transport all the already-made (including the broths) ingredients from Marpole to here, but I have no way of proving that. Service here can be spotty, once the servers "retreat" to the back of the room it can be hard to get their attention to come to your table (I always sit by the windows if I can help it). Well, it seems you've done the whole Cambie Village crawl as far as Chinese restos go (Copa, Corner 23, Soho Tea Room, Gloucester, Wang's). BUT a brand new one just opened up where Alexi's (Greek) was ..... new place is called Meishan Dong Po:

    https://www.zomato.com/vancouver/mei-shan-dong-po-restaurant-south-cambie-street-vancouver

    My parents have been there twice and they like them. I've been there once and found the serving sizes too small for my satisfaction. Quality ...... ok but not notable IMHO. So you now have another yet another to eat at and write about :-D

    Happy Thanksgiving !

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    1. Oh no, you're catching on...
      LOL jokes jokes ;)

      Why, if you're not an uberfoodie, than who is? ^^ You're way more knowledgeable about food than I am! ;D

      Judging by the reviews online, it seems like most people prefer the Marpole location! It can be hard to flag them down, especially since there was only one waitress!

      I saw Meishan Dong Po when I went last week and I made a note of my phone!! The place was packed during lunch, so maybe I'll give them a try!!

      Thanks, you too!! Hope you're enjoying it with your friends and family!! :D

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