DinnerLegendary Noodles

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Legendary Noodles

I like a bowl of noodle soup now and then, and handmade noodles make it a little more special. Stretched, twirled and expertly sliced into thin strands, the noodles can only be made by a talented noodle maker with kung-fu like skills. Legendary Noodles on Denman, serves traditional hand made noodles with a contemporary twist on the soups and sauces.

The modern Asian motif makes Legendary Noodles cozy, but the cramped quarters can make you feel a bit claustrophobic. The dining room is adorned with beaded curtains, dark wooden tables, chairs and benches with silk cushions, and bobbing Chinese lanterns. The outside doesn’t look like much of a noodle house. What you see is the neon open sign and the beaded curtains covering the windows.

Legendary Noodles

Tre orderd Hot and Sour soup with drizzled egg, mushrooms and bamboo strips with thin noodles. The soup is good. It tasted like genuine hot and sour soup — although less thick than the traditional — and they were generous with the mushrooms and bamboo strips. Tre was impressed with the handmade noodles.

I ordered the bamboo, mushroom drizzled with egg and prawns. The broth is good; very flavourful.  But this is where Tre and I disagree — I didn’t like my noodles. The texture is too doughy and squishy; and I can really taste the flour.

We also ordered a side of dumplings: “Chao Shou,” four lemon chicken dumplings drowned in spicy peanut sauce. The dumplings weren’t anything special — could even have been the frozen, store-bought variety — but the sauce was incredible, it really made this dish sing.

Even though our experience was decent, I don’t think there is anything really Legendary about it. We’ll stick with Tony’s Beef Noodle’s or No. 1 Beef Noodle House — who also make their own noodles as well. But our hunt for great handmade noodles will always continue.

The Details

1074 Denman St. Vancouver

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