Huang’s Beef Noodle Restaurant has been at 6940 Victoria Drive at 54th Avenue forever! At least since I used to live across the street from it back in 2000, the first time I lived in Vancouver. I had never been inside and wanted to change that on an unforgivingly wet and cold winter day.
I also wanted to try out my new noodle bowl so I got my food to go.
I walk by the restaurant all the time on my way to the library. The place never seems very full but I think that has to do with the fact that everyone seems to eat on the outer edges, which makes it feel more like a private experience.
When I walked inside I was greeted with a beautiful warmth and the soothing scent of sesame oil. It was quite lovely.
I ordered the beef noodle soup (not the spicy one) which was around $8 and waited comfortably for about 15 minutes for my order.
I walked home carrying a bag of two plastic containers, chopsticks, a plastic soup spoon and a napkin.
The noodles, bok choy and some mysterious savoury goodness (apparently it is pickled cabbage, thanks Fong!) was in one container. The broth with the beef topped with green onions was in the other.
I heated up the broth on its own because I was chilled to the bone, I wanted hot soup!
I put everything together and it was delicious. The beef was very tender, the noodles were perfect and yes, lots of sesame oil which was so comforting. It was a bit spicy so I am so glad I did not order the “spicy” version, would have been too much for me.
Absolute comfort food. The restaurant was much more homey than I was expecting and the lady working there was very friendly. I give this foodie experience five out of five wooden spoons.