It was a cold rainy evening and we just wanted something with soup. We stopped at the Brighouse Square to check out the restaurants there. We had a choice of having beef noodle at Shanghai House Restaurant or noodle combos of our choice at Excelsior Restaurant. We settled at Excelsior Restaurant.
I ordered the noodle combos for $8.95. My choice of soup base was Gingko and pepper soup which turned out very peppery. We enjoyed the heat of the pepper especially in a cold rainy day.
My choice of two toppings were pork balls and fish fillet. Other ingredients included in the combos were fresh bean curd, button mushrooms and suey choy.
My choice of noodle was egg noodle which turned out to be the noodle used for wonton noodle (“sung mien” in Cantonese).
The noodle combo comes with hot coffee or tea. I opted for hot milk tea but the waitress came back later and asked if its ok for me to have coffee and tea mix (“yuen yeong” in Cantonese) as they were short of tea. I accepted that offer with a strange feeling of how can a Hong Kong style restaurant short of tea.
Ben opted for hot honey lemon drink for his drink since he got to wake up early for work the next day. His drink substitution cost an extra 75 cents. I do not quite understand the extra charge for choosing another hot drink other than coffee or tea. All the hot drinks are priced the same on the menu.
Ben ordered a Dry Mixed Noodle with Beef Tendon, also for $8.95. The mixed egg noodle had a more firmer texture than those in the noodle soup.
The dry mixed noodle came with a small bowl of soup; topped with lots of green onions and garlic chips.
For me, the above meal is way better than McDonalds. Much more satisfying.
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