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Congee Noodle House – Vancouver, Mount Pleasant

August 6th, 2009 · No Comments

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Congee Noodle House is one of the few places in Vancouver where you can get decent inexpensive food after 10pm. In fact, it is open until 1 or 2 am most nights and it was reasonably full when we walked in the other day after 11pm.

You know the place is good just by a quick glance around the room which reveals many asian families partaking in a meal together. They even have a late night menu with some of the regular dishes at a reduced price. If you like congee, the chinese rice version of porridge which is a savoury comfort food for millions around the world, try it here. Some favorite dishes include congee with salted pork and preserved egg (note: the preserved egg is an acquired taste), congee with chinese donut, deep fried bean curd with salt and chili and preserved fish/diced chicken fried rice (salted fish is also an acquired taste). These are just a few of the dishes on their extensive menu with asian dishes to suit most palates.

T: This place is like eating in a cafeteria – acoustic tile ceiling, a long, wide room, fluorescent lighting, waitresses that use monosyllables when they’re feeling chatty. But – it’s clean and always busy – full of Chinese people who all seem to be enjoying their food and having a good time. Yes, the food is good, especially the congee, and it’s cheap, you could bring 10 screaming babies with you and nobody would care – just don’t expect to be treated like royalty. These kind of restaurants usually run on thin margins, which means they need low costs and high volumes to make any money – so just come here for the late-night cheap eats, fill up on the big portions, and leave happy. If you want ambiance, go somewhere that will charge you for it.

Congee Noodle House
141 E Broadway
Vancouver, BC V6K 3A9
Tel: (604) 879-8221


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Tags: Asian · Chinese · Inexpensive · Kid-friendly · Late Night · Late Night Dining · Vancouver

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