2190 McNicoll Avenue
Pricing: Cheap – Average
Cuisine: Northern Chinese
Type: Noodle House
I love hand pulled noodles and when you find a good place, you’ll remember the taste. My boyfriend took me to this place because we both wanted to try it and it’s our go to noodle shop.
Their classic Hand Pulled Noodle with Braised Beef Brisket is a great one to start with. The meat has a good meat to fat ratio and the soup is so heart warming. It’s not too salty and there’s a good amount of noodles.
Of course, if you’re like me and like thing chewier, you might go for the Sliced Noodle with Braised Beef. It’s just as yummy, the only thing different in the thickness of the noodles. I find it a bit more filling but it could be my imagination. I just love it because it’s so springy :).
Let me know if there are any other great noodle shops I should try! I would love to know!
505 Highway 7 (Markham)
This ramen shop is a little hole in the wall and they don’t really have a front door either. You have to go into the plaza and use the side entrance.
It’s a good sized restaurant and the wall is littered with people’s drawings and their expressions of love for Jyuban. Maybe because of this, I had high expectations.
They pride themselves on not using MSG and preservatives and I was interested in how different that would be.
I had the Beef Shank Ramen in Jyuban Own Flavour which is their secret mixture in chicken broth. Not much description other than that but the beef shank was not fatty, pretty lean. The egg was also a bit too overcooked, not runny enough. You can definitely taste the difference with their broth being very clear and on the lighter side.
I have mixed feelings about this because I like my meat a little on the fatty side and my broth creamy. It’s not to my preference but my cousin loved it. She likes things a little simple and there it all comes down to what you like.
The Ramen in Butter Flavour is Hokkaido style ramen in salt and chicken broth. It’s simple with no complex flavours and the egg and broth were the same as my dish. The butter gave it a nice subtle fatty flavour but you can only get so much with butter. It’s fun to watch it melt though.
*1 large zucchini, grated
*2 tablespoons olive oil
*1/2 cup grated Parmesan
*1 cup panko bread crumbs
*1/8 tsp nutmeg
*1/4 tsp paprika
*1 clove garlic, minced
*salt and pepper, to taste
These cakes taste amazing and my mouth is watering just thinking about them! They make for a great snack or finger food. There’s also no meat so your vegetarian friends can enjoy them too!
What happens when you’re craving two different things? You combine them together of course! Mushroom soup is one of my favourites (along with clam chowder) and noodles are my favourite starch. I prefer them over rice any day.
Do any of you have interesting concoctions you want to share?
It’s another Poppin Cooking box and this one is the best one out of all the ones I’ve ever tried. The “beef patty” actually tastes good and the bun as well! The cola tastes like it could pass for the real thing and the fries, oh my god the fries! They got the taste and texture as well! I really want to know how they come up with this stuff. Can someone find me a video of their factory :p?
This seems to be my most popular box so far and I can see why. I think I enjoyed most of the snacks and will definitely look for these next time I’m at the supermarket! My favourite from this one was for sure the Tic Tac Spicy Crackers!
*Barley Mint Candy
*Momoji Keju Cheese Stick
*Beng Beng Chocolate Bar
*Nano Nano Sweet & Sour Candy
*Superstar Triple Chocolate Wafer
*Choki Choki Choco Cashew Spread
*Roast Corn Cheetos
*Tic Tac Spicy Crackers
*BONUS: Ginger Candy