Monday, February 25, 2008

Chinese Fast Food @ MBA BBQ Noodle House

So I am stuck downtown and it 5 PM what do I do? I could try to get through the traffic or I could just grab something to eat and wait for the traffic to subside. After not getting meat at Sakana Grill I thought its time for MBA BBQ Noodle House. MBA is like HK fast food.

Today is making up for last week. Driving past the restaurant a spot is available right in front of the restaurant. Its like a sign. Eat here. Going inside the place is fairly empty. With the prices being so cheap I never under stood why it isn't busier but who cares we are on a mission.

It's Monday I have miscalculated. Today is Korean Rib day and not Chicken Skewers. Both are about $9.95 which is cheap for the amount of meat but on the "Special" day you get $2 off and the soup of the day included. As far as I can tell the soup of the day here is always Chinese vegetable pork soup. Its good but if you are Jewish or Muslim it not the soup of choice.

So upon ordering the Korean Rib's with some Dry Scallop Congee ( Not Gongee as spelled on there menu ) we wait for the food. The waitress comes back and says that we have our choice of drinks because we didn't get the soup so we order lemon tea. Which is the normal house tea with some lemon. Expensive if we order it alone but refreshing when we get it free.

We start with the soup and the congee is great. Not that I think I have ever had bad congee but hey I am hungry and it really hit the spot. I never really had Dry Scallop Congee before but it was good. maybe a little stingy on the dry scallop but for $5 it was good.

Not even finished with the soup the main course comes. A hot plate of three large Korean Ribs, a bowel of rice and a gravy train of black pepper gravy. Hmmm. With this being around the same price of McDonalds I am not sure how they do it but I am thinking too much. Cutting the ribs and dipping them in the gravy or adding the gravy to the rice with ribs its your choice. Its all good.

I have been here before and I need to remember Tuesday is Chicken day. Next time.

So my ratings are:

Atmosphere: 6/10
Service: 7/10
Price: 5/10 ( With higher being more expensive...)
Food Rating: 7/10

123, 2nd Avenue SE
Calgary, Alberta T2G 0B2
Tel: 403-265-9880

Related Restaurants:

U and Me Restaurant - Downtown

Mba BBQ Noodle House Ltd in Calgary

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