After a pretty full-on night, my friend and I decided to get something to eat. Luckily, Deli Noodles was the only place open in Crows Nest at that time of night. We took our seat right at the glass windows that face the wok station so he could remember his time working the wok back when he was in Vancouver.
My friend and I knew what we wanted and he went straight for the Chao (sic) Kway Teow. The noodles were cooked well and had some charring too. There were also an appreciable number of prawns and egg in the noodle. As we began to eat, we were amused to see one of the chefs climb up onto the wok station and poke his head under the range-hood.
My dish came out soon after: my BBQ Pork Crispy Noodles. I wanted the sweetness from the char siew, the straight out junkiness of the crispy noodles and the bulk of the corn-starch thickened sauce and I got all of it.
While we were eating our cheap late-night feast, it turned out that the chef was risking his life to change a fluorescent bulb that had gone out under the hood. While he struggled with the burnt out tube we wondered if it would have been easier to just call in a handyman. I guess it was cheaper to get the chef to do it. After he had jumped down, they scrubbed down the wok that had been between his feet and started cooking the next order. The wok burner had been on THIS WHOLE TIME!
A cheap and delicious meal late at night in Crows Nest and free entertainment? What’s not to love about this place. Next time I’m hankering for some cheap and cheerful Chinese food, it’ll be a no-brainer to stop by Deli Noodles.
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