Thursday, November 26, 2015
Noodles at Rice Pea
It was brought to my attention that we've only written about Rice Pea on just one other occasion. The small restaurant hidden on Carling has joined our regular restaurant rotation. Our favourite dish from this northern Chinese restaurant has to be the noodles pictured above. It's listed as 'N02' on the menu. These house made noodles are chewy and tossed in a mix of chili oil, black vinegar, roughly chopped garlic, and some dried chili. I can eat a bowl by myself. Let me correct that statement to: I have eatten a bowl by myself -- it's that good.
If you prefer a cold version of this, you'll want to order the "steamed noodles with chili oil" (E01). There are cucumbers and blanched beansprouts in this dish, which makes it refreshing when you eat it on a hot day. And if you're a noodle head like our family, just order both of them so you don't have to choose between them.
Other dishes we order often are the pork wontons in soy chili sauce (A06) and the spicy BBQ lamb skewers (E03).
It's best to dine at the restaurant with your friends and/or family. You'll get to try more things that way. On one occasion, we brought our cousin ST and enjoyed Rice Pea's pork belly cabbage stir-fry (P17) and this bowl of braised pork spareribs noodle soup (N03). Although there was nothing fantastic about the soup itself, it was comforting dish nonetheless. Other than our favourites, Rice Pea's Chinese dishes aren't spectacular, however, we keep returning because their food feels like we're at a friend's house for dinner.
2280 Carling Ave