With a toothless baby in tow, we were looking for places with soup or congee to cater to our daughter’s appetite. After a little homework on Urbanspoon and some suggestions from friends, we went to Congee Noodle House in Vancouver.
This was a fairly large, unassuming restaurant on East Broadway. The menu had some old favourites and we looked forward to digging into some hearty food.
Here’s what we enjoyed (left to right):
1) BBQ Duck with Rice. This was fairly decent duck meat with a substantial helping of rice. It came with a bowl of soup, which I like to dip my rice in.
2) Wonton with Noodle Soup and BBQ Duck Congee. The wontons and soup were very good, and the BBQ duck congee was very light and flavourful. Not sure why it’s so hard to find duck congee in Calgary, but it is.
3) Steamed Roll with Chinese Donut. This is an old standby that we always order wherever we go. It’s basically fried dough wrapped with a long noodle and covered in a soy sauce. The dough was very soft and fresh, unlike others you might find.
Congee Noodle House isn’t breaking any new ground with their food, but their familiar favourites will fill you up and leave you satisfied.
WHAT TO GET: The congee, of course. But based on the dishes we had, I think most dishes on their menu would be very good.