After my previous bad luck experience trying to visit Peaceful Restaurant (see my visit to Old Ginger), I finally managed to stop by when Peaceful was open. It was still quite busy around 1:30pm but, fortunately, the tables were moving quickly and I got a seat with little waiting.
Peaceful Restaurant is one of those noodle houses where you can specify how you want your noodles prepared, hand-pulled or blade-sheared. For my Cumin Lamb Stir-Fried Noodles ($12.95), I picked hand-pulled. True to form, the noodles arrived in a variety of thicknesses. The dish was quite fragrant from the cumin and was slightly spicy.
One of their signature dishes that you see on almost every table is the Peaceful Beef Roll ($7.95). I must admit that it was a pretty good rendition having balanced the right amount of shaved beef, green onions, and hoisin sauce wrapped up in the flaky wrapper.
The Xiao Long Bao ($7.95) wasn’t bad but it wasn’t the best either. The 8 little dumplings had a fairly thick crimping of dough on the top but the rest of the skin was moderately thin. You could tell when they arrived that they weren’t going to be very juicy as they appeared flat on the bottom. They didn’t break, they just didn’t have an abundant amount of soup inside.
Service was pretty friendly although I had no tea refills – I think they try to cycle through the tables as quickly as possible. Still, there were certain waitresses which appeared nicer and more helpful than others.
532 West Broadway
Posted on February 20, 2015, in Chinese, Noodle House, Restaurant Review and tagged Beef Roll, Chinese, Fairview, Food, Noodle House, restaurant review, Vancouver, Xiao Long Bao. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.