Address: Parker Place, 1190-4380 No 3 Road, Richmond, Richmond, BC V6X 2C2
Last night, the Molangs checked out yet another new restaurant in Richmond – Xiang Yuan Qiao Yunnan Cross Bridge Rice Noodle. Whew~ what a long restaurant name!
It was around 7:30 PM, and the place was packed. Luckily, we only waited 10 minutes for a table for two. The restaurant interior is bright, clean, and has a little bit of cartoon-ish flair.
I wish I took a picture of the menu. It was 2/3 noodle items. The noodles were separated into two categories:
- “Regular” noodles (around $8 – $10)
- “Premium” noodles (around $12.75)
**I’m calling them “regular” and “premium” because I don’t remember the official categories names on the menu. 😛
Both the “regular” and “premium” noodles share the same broth; which is presumably the Chinese pork-boned based clear soup. The only choice of noodle type is rice noodle. From what I could tell, the “regular” noodles come in fewer default toppings, and the overall portion size is just… regular; whereas, the “premium” noodles come with fancier toppings + a giant bowl. The only choice you have to make is what type of meat you want, and the selection is huge: fish, pork, beef, chicken, assorted meat/fish balls, and luncheon meat, etc. We kinda skipped all the regular ones, and gunned for the premium ones 😛 I’ll get to those in a second, but first let’s look at some of the foods we discovered.
Marinated Cumber – $4.95
Simple and refreshing starter. It was spicy with a hint of sweetness. It was also a good complement of the hot noodles we were about to eat.
Sauces & condiments – free!
Yup, there was a sauce station where you could grab your own sauces/condiments: black vinegar, chili sauce, green onions, garlic, cilantro, and sesame oil, etc.
“Premium” Lamb/Pork Belly Noodles – $12.75 each
As seen in the photos, came with the same toppings except for the choice of meat. Our soups were served in a boiling hot ceramic bowl. The idea was to put every ingredient into the soup while it was still boiling (kinda like hotpot). I couldn’t help but to peak at other tables, and I noticed another key difference between the “regular” and “premium” noodles. The “regular” ones lacked the presentation/wow factor, as the soup noodles were served with everything premixed. 😀
About how they actually taste…
- Rice noodles were very fresh. Texture was excellent.
- Soup was deliciously addicting.
- You could choose your spiciness level. Mild = no chili flakes. If you want the taste of chili flakes, get medium+
- Both the lamb and pork belly were tender
- Tip: try to cook and eat the quail egg quickly; otherwise it would be lost in the soup T_T
Molang Scores & Verdict
We came expecting simple noodles, and left with a pleasant and surprising experience!
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