It’s supposed to be cake meet day. However, Polly had signed up as volunteer for her girls’ school walkaton. It was an exceptionally windy day. After being in the field for two hours, Polly wanted to have a hot bowl of noodle soup instead of cake. So, we decided to check out Taiwan Beef Noodle King on Oak St.
The story is Polly had mentioned to me before that she liked this place called “Lau Wang Ji” (in Mandarin) which was located on Granville St before but was closed some time ago. I remembered spotting the Chinese name of the Taiwan Beef Noodle King on Oak St. as “Lau Wang Ji” too. I thought it could be the same restaurant and wanted to go with Polly to confirm it.
Yes, it was the same restaurant with the same server and even same furnitures. There is not much of decoration but the place is clean and bright with skylight.
We ordered a plate of Pan Fried Pork Dumpling as appetizer. The dumplings were pan fried perfectly outside with the charred marks and still moist inside. This plate of 8 pieces costs $5.
I ordered their signature dish, Stewed Beef Noodle in Soup. The server told us that their beef noodle has 30 more years of history. The Stewed Beef Noodle in soup has quite a few of chunky tender beef and served with sour pickle vegetable and bok choy. The noodle is hand made and has a good chewy texture to it. I enjoyed this bowl of noodle which only costs $6.25.
Polly ordered the Noodle Soup with Stewed Beef and Beef Tendon. It is very similar to mine except that it has extra beef tendon. This bowl costs $7.50. We particularly like the sour pickled vegetables as it adds some crunch to it and the sourness brings out our appetite.
While we were enjoying our noodles, we overheard another table ordering Marinated Pork Intestines. We missed this appetizer from the menu and we just cant resists to order a plate to try. As Polly said, this is the type of dish that she’ll never make at home and it’s something that she will order when eating out. This appetizer costs $3.25.
Here’s their take out menu. The image is kind of small but you can click on it to show a more legible version.
I enjoyed the food here and will definitely come back when I craze for a bowl of beef noodle soup. Oh, this place only accepts cash.
By the way, the Taiwan Beef Noodle King is located at the previous Toi Kee Restaurant location.