Wang’s Taiwan Beef Noodle House has two locations in Vancouver on Cambie and Granville Street. I’ve walked past the Cambie location many times but never thought about stepping in here until today to check it out.
From the outside, it does not look very inviting so it’s really easy to miss this place if you were to drive by on Cambie Street. I walked in at around 5:30pm for an early dinner so the place was relatively empty. The interior of this place is warm and inviting with dark wooden tables and comfortable booth seating throughout the restaurant. For a noodle house, it’s pretty impressive! I find many Taiwanese restaurants put a lot of emphasis on making their restaurants look sleek 😛
I ordered Taiwanese Popcorn Chicken ($6.50)as a side dish to snack on while I waited for my noodle soup. The chicken nuggets came out within 5 minutes of my order so I was a bit skeptical on the freshness of this dish. My gut feeling was right- they were super disappointing! The batter was extremely soggy- tasted as if this dish was warmed up with the help of a microwave because they were not crispy at all. This was probably the worst chicken nuggets I’ve ever had in Greater Vancouver. I do not recommend this dish at all!
Roughly 10 minutes later, my Beef Brisket Noodle Soup (Small $9.75) arrived piping hot with traditional garnishes of mustard greens and cilantro . You get to choose whether you want thick or thin noodles for their noodle soups – I went with thin noodles. My soup came with 5 generous chunks of beef brisket- they were nice and tender. The noodles were a slightly chewy but still passable. The broth, however, was a little too salty for my liking. Overall this place was just ok in my books. Still on the hunt for the best ‘Taiwanese Beef Noodle Soup’!
3250 Cambie Street (Vancouver)
8390 Granvill Street (Vancouver)
Price: $ ($0-20)