After a fun evening of peddle boating, my friend and I were hungry and around the Metrotown area. We also underestimated the two hour activity and ended up with pretty sore quads!
I suggested we come to Lao Shan Dong for a warming bowl of noodles. I had been here before and remembered it was pretty decent. I never got around to writing a review at my first visit though.
The homemade noodles were chewy and thinner than I was used to, but super good. They were cooked perfectly and weren’t too soggy or undercooked. I am seriously the biggest noodle fan and this surpassed my expectations.
For $7, it came with a great portion of beef flank as well! The beef flank was tender and well seasoned.
Another thing to note was the weird smell in here. Tbh, it was really off putting and unpleasant. It was a mix of gamey meat smell with very strong chemicals. The first thing my friend said when we walked in was if they serve a lot of lamb in here cause the odour was that strong!
Bleh! We came around 8:30/9:00 so maybe they were starting to clean. But the strange smell of this place was just unpleasant and yucky. I would probably come back if I was in the area and wanting a cheap and satisfying bowl of noodles though – hopefully the smell was just a one time thing!