|The prized xiaolongbao at Long's Noodle House|
The other day my family and I went for lunch at Long's Noodle House on Main Street at 32nd Avenue.
|The delicious beef rolls aren't soggy|
Long's Noodle House was started by a Shanghainese couple, with the husband in the kitchen as he used to work in a hotel kitchen and his wife is out front serving customers and during off hours she's busy wrapping dumplings.
|Hearty beef noodles with spinach|
One of the restaurant's signature dishes is the drunken chicken that is presented in a small pot where the chicken has been marinating for a while and then taken out of the refrigerator for quick serving. The tender meat has the Shaoxing wine delicate flavour and taste.
We also had the beef rolls, with shredded beef, cilantro and hoisin sauce wrapped in a soft pastry that did not go limp from the sauce.
Another winner was the braised beef noodle in soup with thick slices of tender beef with some spinach leaves mixed with thick noodles in a flavourful broth. The same goes for the zhajiangmian, cooked noodles in a large bowl with minced pork sauce on top with cucumber julienne. It's more of a summer dish, but still had a hearty feeling in the stomach afterwards.
|Zhajiangmian is another noodle option|
A fun dish is the spicy wontons that sit in some chilli oil for a bit of a kick, but nothing incendiary, and not that impressive in retrospect compared to the xiaolongbao. The same goes for the panfried dumplings that were solid and straightforward.
We were pretty much full by the end of the meal -- that we wolfed down in about half an hour. It's not a place to linger so we quickly made our exit so that they next group of hungry diners could have their share.
4853 Main Street
604 879 7879
604 879 7879