Burnaby, BC V5H 4T2
Tel: (604) 439-9588
December 30, 2012 – Lunch
Written by: Second Stomach
It’s been a while since I’ve had a good bowl of taiwanese beef noodle soup. Lao Shan Dong is conveniently located near Metrotown Shopping Mall and is a great casual sit-down alternative to those who want to avoid the food court.
I remember Lao Shan Dong being a lot busier years ago – even with line-ups out the door. In each of the last visits for the past few years, I’ve noticed we’ve not had any problems to get a table right away, whether it be for lunch or dinner.
Here’s the menu:
We ordered 2 large bowls of noodle soup today:
Braised Beef Flank with Noodle in Soup
Braised Beef Flank & Tendon with Noodle in Soup
Braised Beef Flank with Noodle in Soup – $8.75
– A very reasonable portion size. We chose to have the regular soup.
– I am always impressed at the amount of beef flank you receive with each bowl. The beef flank is relatively lean and somewhat tender.
– I’m a bit disappointed in the soup. Overall, I find the soup a little bland. I much prefer the spicier version.
Braised Beef Flank & Tendon with Noodle in Soup – $10.25
– Actually, I found this bowl to be very large – I believe it was larger than the large bowl with beef flank. A very generous portion of beef flank and tendon. Each tendon piece was very fat and long. Definitely shareable between two people.
– Again, with choosing the regular soup – I found the soup to be blander. I much prefer the beef soup at Chef Hung Taiwanese Beef Noodle (at Aberdeen Centre in Richmond)
Lao Shan Dong is my “go-to” place for Taiwanese beef noodle soup when I’m in the area. The noodle soups are served steaming hot and the portions are always generous. If you’re going with someone else, I’d recommend getting a large bowl to share and ordering some of the appetizers.
– Good value
– Generous portions – especially for the meat in the noodle soups
– Need to find parking on the street nearby – sometimes a challenge (or just walkover from Metrotown mall if you’re shopping)
– Cash only