A while back, I found out about Shang Noodle House through a Groupon deal. Unfortunately, due to my negligence, the Groupon deal expired but still retained its value of $21.99. My husband and I finally managed to get ourselves to Shang Noodle House yesterday after visiting the grand opening of Royce Chocolates at Richmond Centre (post coming soon).
Near Richmond-Brighouse Station
Located at 8033 Saba Road, Shang Noodle House is just steps from the Richmond-Brighouse Skytrain Station. The restaurant has designated parking stalls at the building and the staff will provide you a parking pass for your dashboard. The pass is valid for 1.5 hours of free parking. They also have a second location in New Westminster at the Starlight Casino.
The menu features a selection of hand-pulled wheat noodles including Chinese Ramen, Spinach Ramen, and Japanese Ramen. Dim sum, Asian snacks, and bubble-tea drinks round out the menu.
What We Tried
We tried their signature red reishi mushroom hand-pulled ramen in Japanese mushroom soup which included 7 types of Japanese mushrooms ($10.38). For their featured ramen, I did not find it particularly amazing. The ramen was overall light and tasted good, but nothing to write home about. The soup was not very flavourful and maybe even too watered down. As a fan of mushrooms, I did enjoy the variety of mushrooms in the ramen.
The matcha bubble tea add-on with pearls ($3.50) was large in size and had a great matcha flavour. No disappointments there.
Some snacks we tried were the deep fried eggplant with chopped garlic and chili ($4.88) and steamed Shanghai pork dumpling ($4.58). Two thumbs up for the deep fried eggplant which was hot and crispy. It had enough spice level to tickle the taste buds. I would order this again.
The dumplings were the last to arrive to our table after we had finished everything else. You can tell from the appearance that they were from frozen and not fresh. The dumplings were very soupy, but flavour-wise, I’d had better from frozen ones that I bought at Crystal Mall.
Overall Impression of Shang Noodle House
I would say that the food at Shang Noodle House was just a-ok. The red reishi mushoom was good but not spectacular for a signature dish. I would recommend the deep fried eggplant because they were so deliciously good. The bubble tea was a decent size and had good flavour. I found the servers actually to be quite friendly and polite for an Asian eatery. Rating: 3/5
For more information on Shang Noodle House, visit them at their website.