Authentic Taiwanese noodles and tea
Tuesday - Saturday
Noon - 3:29PM Lunch
3:30PM - 4:59PM Afternoon Tea
5:00PM - 8:29PM Dinner
8:30PM - 10:00PM Desserts
Closed Monday and Sunday
Had dinner here on a saturday about two weeks ago. Had the beef noodle soup, and my friend had the beef and spicey tomato noodle soup. The menus were not in english, but they did have a tiny english picture menu, that had a small subset of the entire menu. No drinks were in english. They also did not seem to have a good command of english, nor attempt to communicate well.
They seemed decent for value, but not cheaper than similar places. Its a small clean simple place.
Food was decent, but not great. Would not go back because of the poor communication and poor service.
The Taiwanese food is very authentic here. The beef noodle was wonderful. Not much msg, if any. The dumplings are very good too. I have tried the rice in the past and it was pretty good. The teas there are pretty good too.
The only problem with this place is that they are not geared to non asians. The menus are all in chinese, but the tea there is very good too.
The servers there don't speak much english. Mostly mandarin.
... they actually have an open-air CLEAN kitchen!
Had the Taiwanese Beef noodle soup - which is deceptively light broth in the beginning, however, the flavor gets deceptively more flavorful as the flavor sinks to the bottom.
They have some very interesting drinks - the food menu is actually very small, however, they have a lot of drinks and tea. Not a bad place to hang out - Think of it as a tea house that does some semi-decent food, rather than a restaurant that does tea. Besides, it's very small, and not many seats at all. Pretty decent tea / drink menu, with some combo specials.
It's not a BBT house - it's more upscale, and with some semi-decent noodle dishes. They're run by a husband/wife team, so it's not really for late night teenie-boppers who want to hang out. It's a place where people can chill, have a decent tea, without having to worry about young kids being loud.
I'll be back - not for lunch, more for a snack or light meal instead.
so...what is this restaurant called? I still don't really know. the 'accord food house' is nowhere to be found outside the restaurant. it obviously makes no attempt to attract a non-chinese crowd. in fact the menu is entirely in mandarin.
that being said, the food was definitely something. a surprisingly clean kitchen and good choice of anonymously/idealistic-european music, yielded a selection of food that one will find at a nice, small, but decidedly fashionable taiwanese cafe, in taiwan. the food, I will attest, is indeed quite 'authentic', as far as taiwanese cuisine goes around vancouver. it is however, missing a HUGE broad range of food...the menu is quite small. much smaller than the drink menu. still, I recommend the dumplings and the cold noodles, as they come with cucumber and carrot slices, very refreshing, and the noodles have this amazing texture...very palatable.
This is a place that I regularly visit. The beef noodles here are just right, and the price is decent.
What's really unique about this place is the drink menu that they have - it's very different from the bbt places I've been to. They have unique mixed selections of fruit, milk, black, and green tea. My favourite one is an ice-wine tea mix, I highly recommend it!
If you wonder what a majority of street side restaurants are like in Taiwan (and most of Asia for that matter), this is a pretty good example. Family run, serving simple, honest food that's been refined over decades. Beef noodles are the absolute best in the area. Try to arrive early as they are often busy.
Simple Chinese/ Taiwanese food such as beef noodle soup, minced pork with rice. No msg and insures good quality food b/c the owners are health conscience (eg. use filtered water for making tea and drinks). Mostly food but some chinese desserts and tea or fruit drinks. The place is very small. Suited for students living alone and wanting some simple homestyled food. BUT people of all ages do eat there.
A very small noodle shop; The owner never shows smile to their customer; they order me to put the old magazine back when foods arrive, and they charge 15% tip in the bill but take only cash and no receipt for me, I will report to the tax office to bust them.