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It was nice that we still had time to spend together on that weekend, even after Collin and I enjoyed afternoon tea. Since it was his birthday weekend, I wanted to get something special for him, so we went shopping in Kitsilano area. Time went by, and we decided to have dinner around the area. I suggested eating Yakitori at a Japanese restaurant, but they’re gone! There was a new restaurant instead. We went back where we walked from and went in this restaurant.

The Noodle Box is on 4th Avenue, close to Burrard Street. They serve Southeast Asian cuisine. They are a casual restaurant that I could even say it’s a fast food restaurant. I have been to the restaurant in different locations, but I still don’t feel comfortable when I order. 😛

On some dishes, you can choose the spice level.

Spice levels at The Noodle Box in Vancouver

His choice, Thai Style Chow Mein
(Basil, Thai sauce, Roasted Peanuts)

Thai Style Chow Mein at The Noodle Box in Vancouver

My choice, Malay Style Fried Rice
(Malaysian spices with Jasmin Rice, mixed with Free-run Egg and Asian Greens)

Malay Style Fried Rice at The Noodle Box in Vancouver

You can choose protein from chicken, beef, pork of Tofu. Prawns and free-run chicken are available with additional cost.

I ate chow mein before, so I chose this fried rice. There was some spice or ingredient that I didn’t like, but I couldn’t have figured out. I preferred chow mein.

(All pictures taken by iPhone)

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The Noodle Box

Address: 1867 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver, B.C. (map)
(Between Cypress and Burrard Street)
TEL: 604-734-1310
Facebook: page
Twitter: @thenoodlebox
Urbanspoon: page

Lunch/Dinner
[Sun – Thu] 11:00 – 21:00
[Fri – Sat] 11:00 – 22:00

Price Note
– Thai Style Chow Mein $10.00
– Malay Style Fried Rice $12.00

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On the second day of the Canadian Thanksgiving long weekend, my new friends whom I met at the baby shower, and I planned to go to the Grouse Grind. It was the first time for them to try. 🙂 After we got over it, we headed to Burnaby, where one of the friends live, for having late lunch.

Luckily, as the middle of long weekend, this restaurant was open, Wah Lun Chinese Restaurant. It is on Hastings Street, close to Willingdon Avenue. They have dim sum menu, too. I think you can order them until 3pm.

A husband of my friend ordered for us, for four.

Seafood Chow Mein

Seafood Chow Mein at Wah Lun Chinese Restaurant in Burnaby

This wasn’t in the list that we ticked with a pen, but he ordered it outside the paper. He asked the noodles as hard (fried) one. This reminds me of Kata Yakisoba that I eat in Japan. It tasted good.

Stuffed Eggplants with Dace Shrimp Puree

Stuffed Eggplants with Dace Shrimp Puree at Wah Lun Chinese Restaurant in Burnaby

This was new to me, and I liked it. I could eat more!

Deep Fried Chicken Joint with Peppery Salt

Deep Fried Chicken Joint with Peppery Salt at Wah Lun Chinese Restaurant in Burnaby

This is chicken cartilage. Yup, I liked them, too. There were a lot to finish. 🙂

Cod Jaw with Ginger & Green Onions

Cod Jaw with Ginger & Green Onions at Wah Lun Chinese Restaurant in Burnaby

This was also new to me. Basically, you just suck the piece and take fish meat out of the jaw bone. It was marinated with sweet sauce.

Crystal Prawn Dumpling (Har Gow)

Crystal Prawn Dumpling (Har Gow) at Wah Lun Chinese Restaurant in Burnaby

Dumpling is always good, right?

I liked all of his choices. We couldn’t finish them all, so we took the leftover home. And, for these volume, look at the total price, so cheap! I’m looking forward another opportunity!

(Pictures taken by iPhone)

Wah Lun Chinese Restaurant

Address: 4524 East Hastings Street, Burnaby, B.C. (map)
(Close to Willingdon Avenue)
TEL: 604-294-8059
Urbanspoon: page

Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
9:30 – 22:00 daily

Price Note
– Seafood Chow Mein $12.99
– Stuffed Eggplants with Dace Shrimp Puree $4.15
– Deep Fried Chicken Joint with Peppery Salt $4.95
– Cod Jaw with Ginger & Green Onions $5.95
– Crystal Prawn Dumpling (Har Gow) $4.15

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When I arrived at Vancouver bus depot, coming back from Whistler, I realized that I had to either cook dinner or eat out. I was already tired, but decided to walk to downtown via BC Place. I was gonna go to Jinya, but it looked like full (yeah, it was Canada Day), so I kept walking.

The idea came up that was The Noodle Box. I have been to the same restaurant in Victoria, but Collin ordered for me at that time, so this time was the first time for me to look at their menu, and I was lost. Fortunately, there was a friendly kind lady helping me to decide, asking questions, such as noodle or rice, peanutsy or not, this noodle or that noodle, etc.

Consulting with the lady, I ordered Chow Mein noodles with mild – medium spiciness.

Thai Style Chow Mein (Combination of Prawns and Chickens)

Thai Style Chow Mein (Combination of Prawns and Chickens) at The Noodle Box in Vancouver

Mild – medium spiciness was spicy to me, but if I chose mild, it wouldn’t be spicy enough.

The Noodle Box

Address: 839 Homer Street, Vancouver, B.C. (map)
(Between Robson and Smithe street)
TEL: 604-734-1316
Facebook: page
Twitter: @thenoodlebox

Lunch/Dinner
[Sun – Thu] 11:30 – 21:00
[Fri – Sat] 11:30 – 22:00

Price Note
– Thai Style Chow Mein Combination $11.75

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