[Markham] Mei Nung Beef Noodle House
One thing I miss the most about Taiwan is the street eats. “Street eats” is such a board term that encompasses a huge variety of food. Nevertheless, it still seems so difficult to find truly authentic Taiwanese food in Toronto.
Mei Nung Beef Noodle House, located at First Markham Place, is one of the few Taiwanese food places I visit regularly. The big seller of this restaurant is unmistakably beef noodle soup, as the name suggests. It also serves a good selection of other food items, such as dry noodles with sauce, dumplings, and the infamous stinky tofu!
Charles and I love the beef & tendon noodle soup. The soup is very tasty and I’d be happy to just eat the soup by itself. The beef is always very tender and literally falls apart in your mouth from all the stewing in the kitchen. The tendon is cooked very well – full of flavour and the texture is nice and soft, but not gooey. The preserved cabbage always enhances the taste of the meat and I don’t think I can ever have beef noodle soup without it! My only complaint is that the noodles are never as good as I thought they will be. Our noodles were really under cooked last time and it was way too chewy for us.
We love the stinky tofu here! The tofu is always fresh and still sizzles when it arrives at our table . The exterior is always nice and crispy, whereas the interior is firm but full of the stinky goodness. The pickled cabbage is crunchy and tangy. This is what I remember about stinky tofu in Taiwan and Charles really enjoys it too. He always wants to have two orders of the tofu.
Everything (well, at least the ones I always order) is truly a taste of home for me. <3