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Sha Lin Noodle House – Vancouver

October 6th, 2009 · 1 Comment

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Who wants delicious Chinese noodles? If so, come here. For those of you who like those delicious, semi-chewy, semi-slippery, thick, hand-cut noodles, cooked and flavoured perfectly, Sha Lin has what you’re looking for.

Mid-week dinner with the in-laws – time for some good food. We’ve been to Sha Lin before, and were familiar with the wait that you can expect every night starting at around 7pm – so we called for takeout. “Ready in 15 minutes” was the reply – and indeed they were. I showed up to a line of 3 other people in front of me getting take out and a full restaurant – glad that I phoned ahead.

We ordered the house specialty spicy chicken cutting noodle, the green onion pancake, and the curry cutting noodle with pork and vegetables. All were great. The pancake was certainly on the oily side, and not as light as some that I’ve had before, but it was actually quite good, definitely in the ‘better than most’ category. This pancake is essentially flattened dough with green onions inside it that has been fried in a lot of oil. If you don’t like flat, fried dough, then don’t order it.

The noodles were great (as they were before). They somehow aren’t too oily but still have that slippery mouth feel that perfect noodles do. The curry noodles had tons of great curry flavour, with tiny chunks of pork and perfectly cooked vegetables – peppers, broccoli, and onion mixed in. The chicken noodles were everyone’s favourite – with thin strips of very tender white chicken meat, a spicy (but not really ‘hot’) sauce on the noodles, and onions and a few pepper flakes mixed in.

The restaurant inside is lit with fluorescent lights, the walls are painted bright white, and the tables are hard formica and the chairs don’t look much softer. The service (even for takeout) was extremely curt – what I have come to expect in a busy Chinese restaurant. You don’t come here for the ambiance and service, folks.

Total for 2 noodle dishes and the pancake, including tax: $21.46. Perfect for comfort food for those who need it – fast, efficient, and delicious. Enjoy, but head to Kirin if you want to pay for the comfy chairs.

Sha Lin Noodle House
548 Broadway West
Vancouver, BC V5Z 1E9, Canada
Tel: (604) 873-1816
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Tags: Asian · Cheap Eats · Chinese · Vancouver

1 response so far ↓

  • 1 M. // Oct 7, 2009 at 9:05 am

    mmmmm i want to go to there.

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