5300 #3 Road
(Located inside Lansdowne Mall)
Tel: (604) 278-7700
March 13, 2013 – Dinner
Written by: Second Stomach
We’ve been to No. 9 Restaurant many times before. This is practically a landmark restaurant in Richmond – well known to virtually every local person and talked about by visitors as well. The restaurant is located right at Lansdowne Mall and because it faces No. 3 Road, it is incredibly visible to most drivers. The restaurant is open 24 hours a day and offers a wide variety of casual cantonese style food – from a huge selection of congee to noodles to rice to common cantonese dishes.
For dinner tonight, we selected:
BBQ Pork on Rice (large plate)
Pork Chop Tan Tan Noodles in Soup
BBQ Pork on Rice (large plate) – $8.95
- This was the large plate of BBQ pork on rice. You can get a smaller version (for a smaller price ofcourse). On the side is the sweet soya sauce that goes along with the BBQ pork.
- Can you guess who ordered this? Snowman, ofcourse. Whenever BBQ pork is on the menu, I can usually bet that he will order it everytime.
Here’s a closer look at the BBQ pork:
- Overall, the honey BBQ pork was a fatty in spots and the fat was seen in certain chunks/areas of the meat.
- I liked the portion of BBQ pork that we received. It went very well with the rice and the soya sauce. However, there’s definitely better BBQ pork around. I was missing some charring . No. 9′s version is probably just a bit above average – but in the end, if you are craving this, their plate certainly will satisfy a craving.
Pork Chop Tan Tan Noodles in Soup - $7.75
- When I ordered this, I thought my pork chop was going to be served right inside my bowl of tan tan noodle soup. Instead, I was served by tan tan noodles first, then told my pork chop was going to be coming later.
- So, I started to have my tan tan noodles. The soup is actually very spicy and oily. In fact, I don’t recommend that you drink the soup alone – you’ll soon be a little disgusted by all the oil and the spice. The point of ordering these noodles is to really have the noodles sop up all the peanut sauce (and all the oil that comes with it) so that your noodles are really flavorful.
- I really enjoyed these noodles. They’re really not good for you but they taste so good.
Then, my pork chop came:
- I was blown away by how many big pieces of pork chop I received with my order.
- The pork chop was hot and deep fried. Now, I understood why they wouldn’t be placed inside my noodles!
Here’s a closer look at the pork chop:
- You can see how the pork just glistens with the oil. Again, not a very healthy option, but this was going to be good.
- The exterior was super light and crispy and oily. The whole thing was probably quite fatty too. It tasted very good.
Here’s the bill for the 2 of us today:
Our casual dinner at No. 9 restaurant was exactly that. No. 9 restaurant has many tables and the service is incredibly quick. So, despite it being prime dinner time, we had no problem with finding a table and getting our order quickly. We liked the extensive selections on the menu and the pricing was quite reasonable as well. Given the convenience in location and hours, there’s no doubt that we’ll be coming back again.
- Lots of items on the menu
- Open 24 hours
- Quick service
- Plenty of tables
- Cash only