It’s been a long time since coming to No 1 Beef Noodle House in Burnaby. The last time was about 10 years ago when I was in University. It’s a good, quick and affordable meal.
The only thing that bugs me is the lack of parking. As there are other businesses in the plaza, there are usually no spots at peak hours. I usually park in the residential areas a block away. Just make sure you be careful about the parking regulations.
The space has been updated, so it’s still modern. Lots of tables for small groups and large groups.
Crispy Salt and Peppery Chicken
A classic item to order here. Since we had a large group, we got this basket to share as an appetizer. You can also turn this into a combo with rice and some side dishes for a meal of your own.
Deep Fried Abalone Mushroom with basil
This was surprisingly very good as well. You have a good amount of the deep mushrooms and they were crispy.
Trio of Marinated Dishes
We got to choose 3 different marinated items for this dish, so we chose marinated eggs, marinated large intestines, and marinated beef tripe. I wasn’t a fan of this dish since I don’t really enjoy intestines but the other people sure did.
Sticky Rice Sui Mai
There are 7 pieces per order and each one if stuffed with sticky rice and then steamed.
House special fried sliced noodles
We got ours with beef and it was a really good item to order. Very tasty, the beef was tender, and I would definitely order this gain.
Classic Japanese Style Egg Fried Rice
A new item on this menu is this dish that is great for sharing or just for one if you’re up for it. It is topped with mayo, bonito flakes, seaweed and an egg.
House Special Mini Lamb Hot Pot
The lamb hot pot comes with rice and 2 sides of veggies. I wasn’t a fan of the hot pot since the lamb had bones in most of the pieces. I would have preferred slices of lamb.
Preserved Egg with Pork Congee
A good classic item if you’re not feeling well. It’s comforting and good.
Beef Noodle Soup
There are a few variations on their beef noodle soup, but we went with their special home style beef shank noodle soup and the tendon & beef noodle soup.
The noodle soup is delicious with depths of flavour in the broth.
If you come here, you definitely need to order this.
Overall, it’s a good place for lunch or dinner, but you need to bring cash as they don’t accept debit or credit cards. The parking lot is atrocious, but if you can get past those 2 things, you’ll enjoy a solid meal at good prices.
We Rate No 1 Beef Noodle House:
741 Willingdon Ave, Burnaby, BC