We've been going to this little noodle place for years, and I've actually never knew the name of Chong Fat
as we had a nickname for them... which directly translates to "big bowl of noodles". But, because this place is usually opened only during lunch hours, I've been having a harder time to get to, but everytime we make it in there, we love it!
My favourite to order is their Fish Ball noodle soup
and as odd as it sounds, they make these balls in house so they're amazing! They pretty make everything in house which I love. We've never had a bad meal here. Sure, the place is a little bit "dirtier", but the food will make you forget about that.
One of our friends went to Hong Kong, and she thought she was ordering a "Horlick", which isn't something avvailable in Canada. With her Chinese being kind of poor... she ended up with a Hot Lemon Coke
. We always wanted to try it, so when we found it on this menu... we ordered it. It is exactly like how you'd imagine it to be... a coke, hot.. with lemon. I wouldn't say it's bad, but I wouldn't order it again.
The last thing we ordered is Beef Stew noodle soup
which has been an all time favourite for any restaurant and even homemade. It was pretty amazing here as well!
Overall, we love this place. Parking can sometimes be challenging, but we always seem to luck out, or come really early. Otherwise, just pay for parking. Food here is worth it!
132 -3rd Avenue S.E.
We were having family in Canmore for a family function, so we decided to scope out some Chinese restaurants to make sure they're worthy of bringing family there. One of our stops was the Peking Ginger
right on Bow Valley Trail. Parking wasn't too bad as it there was a little parking lot in front of the restaurant, which was a strip plaza.
Once we sat down, we ordered their fried rice, which they called Special Fried Rice
, and it was pretty standard. I am very bias to fried rice as I have yet to find a place that makes fried rice as good as my uncles... so, if it's "good", it's probably quite good. Although standard is standard, this fried rice was good! Simple things needs to be done perfectly.
The other dish we ordered, I quite enjoyed and Peking Ginger calls this dish Hot and Sour Soup with Sizzling Rice
and this was pretty unique. What they do is basically bring out sizzling hot rice on an iron board and dunk it in hot and sour soup. As odd as it sounds, I really enjoyed this dish!
We had a pretty enjoyable lunch at this location. It was quite quiet when we went, but the food and service was pretty good. There was parking outside, which worked for us. We only needed one spot anyway.
Peking Ginger Restaurant
1702 Bow Valley Trail
We weren't sure what we wanted to eat one evening, and we stumbled to the Southwest Calgary and found Signature Palace Restaurant
which is in a strip plaza. The place isn't difficult to find and there's tons of parking. It seems like it's a popular place as we kept seeing customers come in and out either dine in or take out!
As odd as this sounds, we started the dinner with an appetizer of Chicken Wings
. They were large wings which made the price tag a little more bearable. It was over $10 for the plate of wings but they were really tasty, juicy, and crispy!
We ordered more lunch items of dinner, where we split a Beef Flank Noodle Soup
, and the beef flank was tender and the portions was huge. The soup was quite tasty for being a plain soup. There was a few beef tendons which I love. We have always loved beef flank with the flat rice noodles and it made this dish perfect!
Then, we shared another of my favouriets, the Perserved Vegetables with Pork Noodle Soup
and this was in rice vermicelli noodle soup - the way I know it to be. Tons of toppings and the portions again was really generous!
Overall, we were pleasantly surprised with the quality of food, and portion of size. The staff was really friendly and the bathrooms were cleaner than expected! This turned out to be a great place and we're excited to go back one day to try a Chinese dinner here!
1919 Sirocco Dr SW