"Silk Road" - Amazing 'Uyhur' Lamb Soup Noodle that deserves special stand alone review!!
- Charles Yu Apr 19, 2013 07:33 PM
Located on Horner Avenue in the middle of no where, this genuine hole-in-the-wall, family run Uyhur Noodle House, is the proud recipient of one of '2013 GTA Chinese Restaurant 10 Best Dishes Award'.
Today, I made a special drive all the way out west to see what the hype was all about! I was so glad I made the trip!!
I ordered the award winning ' Uyhur hand-cut noodle in lamb soup ' and a few sticks of Cumin crusted B-B-Q Lamb skewers.
First, the noodle. I never knew such a great noodle product exist in Toronto!! It was 'out of this world' good!! The broth was so flavorful and complex. An umami galore! Topped with chopped herbs ( scallions, cilantro and parsley ) and home made chili oil, these mixture formed a killer aromatic and taste combo. The large quantity of 'melt in the mouth tender' lamb spare-ribs oozes out an unfamiliar but extremely pleasant fragrance. All in all, a fantastic bowl of noodle that trumps a good bowl of Vietnamese Pho any day. A new and memorable eating experience for me!
BTW, at $1.99 a stick, the nicely seasoned, tender and smoky delicious Lamb b-b-q skewer was, IMO. a steal!!
I just tried to go here with a friend and were told that they wouldn't serve us without a reservation and that people order in advance. This was after being sat by a dude in the front, some old asshole came out and basically told us to leave. I... have never actually been pissed off at a restaurant before but this was pretty unprecedented for me. Fuck these guys
I don't know if your Urghur is up to it, but can you find out and report if the place changed hands in the last few years?
Was there this evening for takeout. Super quick, friendly service. A table of 2 customers were perusing the only takeout menu but I already knew my order so I was able to ask a couple of questions and received my food right away.
It's my first visit since the major renovations which the lady said happened "a year ago". The atmosphere and decor is much nicer, more modern and inviting than before.
Food is still good.
They have an updated menu. Various noodles mixed with lamb and veggies (including mushrooms). Very salty though.