On Thursday nights in the winter, I play in a volleyball league out in Burnaby. The last time I went, most of the team decided to go for a bite to eat afterward, as we were all starving and had happily just won all our games. Never being there before, someone suggested we go to No. 1 Beef Noodle House, in Burnaby Central, for something fast and easy. They also have a massive bubble tea menu, so I was in!
No. 1 has a sister restaurant in Vancouver that I’ve been to before as well, called Beefy Beef Noodle House (great name, I know). I thought that it was alright there, and as I had heard that the original location in Burnaby was better, I wanted to check it out.
We sat down, and I started to go through the pages and pages of bubble tea choices, as I wanted to have something to cool me down right away. I ended up deciding on the strawberry mango smoothie with milk with pearls. It’s not Dragon Ball, but I’d have to say that it was still quite good, and I would get it again if in the area!
One teammate ordered the Crispy Chicken with Curry on Rice. It didn’t take him long to decide, so it appears that it’s his regular favourite when dining there. I tried some of this, and really enjoyed the extra crunch of the hot pieces of meat, followed by the rich and spicy sauce covering it. I can definitely see why he always orders this!
To contrast with my cold drink, I got the Beef Brisket Noodles with Wonton in Soup. It was quite massive for all of $7.25, and I could barely make it through all of the goodies before just being left with a handful of noodles and some broth by the time I was finished. This also contained green onion, some shanghai bok choy, and small pieces of mustard greens (which I absolutely adore).
Another teammate ordered the Wonton Soup, with shanghai bok choy and green onion, which basically was like mine but without the mustard greens and beef and noodles (and in a smaller bowl). Ok, so maybe it was quite different. 🙂
Finally, we shared some Seasonal Vegetables with Minced Pork Sauce. I loved the little bits of meat with the skin on them – a perfect way to make greens unhealthy, but delicious. 😉
Overall, my experience at No. 1 Beef Noodle House was better than at Beefy Beef Noodle House in Vancouver. It may have been my choices of dishes, but it did still seem like everything was made just a little bit better. Often times, original is best!
Since there’s no website, here are some photos (albeit blurry ones), of a few pages of the menu that we ordered from.
No. 1 Beef Noodle House
4741 Willingdon Ave
Burnaby, BC, V5G 4S2