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Daimo Noodle Express: $6 Late Lunches!

Daimo Noodle Express

Undoubtedly, waking up at 2pm makes life complicated.  With the clock hands twiddling in the upper right-hand corner, it’s difficult to decide on what to eat when you’ve managed to escape hibernation.  On one hand, you’re absolutely starving… on the other, you don’t want to stuff yourself to the extent where you ruin your appetite for the following meal!  What to do…?

Luckily, hippoCHAN knew of a restaurant that had late lunch special for us slow stragglers:  Daimo Noodle Express!  From 2:30pm to 5:30pm, they offer a $5.99 mini set menu that features congee and noodle meals with an accompanying drink or Chinese donut.

Milk Tea

Yawn, yawn, yawn!  No matter how much I sleep, the inner panda in my prevails.  In hopes of giving my brain a jumpstart jolt, I ordered the Hot Milk Tea, which turned out to be more like a AAA battery because it was quite weak in flavour.

Beef Tripe Noodles

Next up, we got the Beef Brisket Noodles!  The broth was clean and there was an abundance of noodles – typical things you’d expect from a classic dish like this.  However, while this wasn’t that big of a deal, it’s worth noting that the beef brisket was too soft.  It sadly lost its bouncy, chewy texture that makes up its reputation.

Minced Beef Congee

Since there were two gastrointestinal systems at the table, we decided to order two mini sets; the other being a Minced Beef Congee.

Chinese Donut

And who could forget congee’s greatest and closest companion?… The Chinese Donut!  No, no – this isn’t a Made-in-China Krispy Kreme.  Rather, it’s a savoury, deep-fried stick of dough that is crunchy on the outside whilst fluffy internally.

Congee & Chinese Donut

Like Batman and Robin, they go hand-in-hand!  Deeeeeelicious :)  Although, like a lot of Chinese restaurants, the beef is tenderized beyond recognition, in that it’s super bouncy!  Oh well, I wouldn’t have it any other way since it provides some textural contrast.

Final Bytes

  1. Lots of seating!
  2. Mini Set menu only spans from 2:30pm to 5:30pm!
  3. Really limited parking :(

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Curtis Ng Hello! I'm a UBC Dietetics Major, which is ironic because pizzas and fries were the staple foods of my high school diet. In 2011, I started Foodobyte as a means to express my passion for food, nutrition and photography.

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