Beef Tripe & Noodles @ Wo Fung Noodle Express 和豐車仔麵

In search for a quick and light lunch, the newly opened Wo Fung came to mind. Wo Fung Noodle Express used to be at Aberdeen Centre food court, but they sold the business to what is now Wu Fung Dessert. Since then, they have moved into this space and opened up Butaya. Recently, they have modified the space to a noodles house instead, which is great, since that is really what they do best. Also, they have their famous deep fried chicken wings again!

Reminiscent of the fast food restaurants in Hong Kong such as Cafe de Coral, patrons simply walk in, sit wherever they please (and is socially acceptable), and walk up to a counter to order and pay. I like it. It's an efficient system, though I can imagine some complaints about the system.

We each ordered the cart noodles with two toppings each ($5). The concept of "cart noodles" is that customers can mix and match their choice of noodles with different toppings.

Since Deer Garden Signatures no longer offers cuttlefish balls, in search Richmond next top cuttlefish ball, Mama Leung ordered them along with beef brisket on top of thick noodles. I'm personally not a fan of this type of noodles since they're much harder than typical Asian noodles. The cuttlefish balls were disappointing; Deer Garden definitely set the standards and I'm still angry they don't have them on their menu anymore. These were much smaller and didn't have any crunch to them. The beef brisket was a bit bland, but they weren't tough, fortunately.

I opted for the beef tripe and beef tendon balls on yellow noodles ("oil noodles" in Cantonese).  The tripe was good, but the balls again were small and a bit disappointing. My favourite beef tendon balls are actually the ones from Supermarket 2000. 

Seeing as the noodles were just alright and same for the toppings, what really sold Wo Fung was the soup. It was a bit reminiscent of the famous fish soup base used by the upscale Hong Kong cha chaan teng, Tsui Wah. This was of course not as delicious though and had more MSG, but I still enjoyed it nevertheless.

Wo Fung is quite decent for a quick and cheap meal that is quite filling, and it's definitely more comfortable than a food court setting.  One complaint is that it is a tad more expensive than Connie's Curry Kitchen and is less generous with toppings, but Wo Fung's soup beats it hands down.

Wo Fung Noodle Express 和豐車仔麵
190-8400 Alexandra Rd
Richmond, BC
(604) 284-5635
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