Noodles & Dumplings @ Beijing Noodle House 北京麵館

Since I was really craving knife shaved noodles, I realized that I've never had them before in Richmond.  Somehow, I felt like Beijing Noodle House would be the only place that could potentially have it, but alas.  None were to be found.  Still, it had been a while since my last visit, so I didn't hate myself too much for picking this place.

The beef noodles ($7.50) were alright.  The soup didn't have that much dimension to it, but the noodles were good.  The beef was not tough, but I would have liked them to be a bit more tender.

Many people seem to order the dumplings, so we, too, ordered the bok choy and pork dumplings ($7).  There were so many! The wrapper on these were a bit thick for my preference, but I recently heard someone enjoy thicker wrappers? I can see how it can be more filling, which is good, but I still like near-translucent thin wrappers more.  I did like the filling inside of these though.  I have contemplated coming here by myself for a plate of dumplings.  Is that weird?

I originally wanted the shredded pork with wrappers (second last photo from this post on Dinesty), but somehow a miscommunication led to us ordering this.  I think it's supposed to be something similar to Buddha's Delight, but with pork ($12).  We ordered wrappers ($2) anyway since we didn't have any carb based dish to accompany it.  This was disappointing.  Not just because it wasn't what I had wanted, but it was so greasy, and there were so many vegetables.  It was a weird meld of scrambled egg and vegetables and shredded pork.

The stir fried rice cakes with preserved vegetables ($7) was alright. The rice cakes were not as soft as I would have liked them and the preserved vegetables were a bit weird tasting. Can't really put my finger on why.

Overall the meal was a bit disappointing, with the dumplings that were just alright but decent beef noodles.  I definitely preferred Dinesty more, where I have had very many similar dishes that were much better.

Beijing Noodle House 北京麵館

190-6451 Buswell St
Richmond, BC
(604) 278-2323
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