After dressing in multiple layers of clothes to prevent the near freezing cold air from turning three Californians into icicles, I looked up Peaceful Restaurant on my Google Maps App, and we followed the walking directions to Peaceful Restaurant located on West Broadway Street. We walked the 1.6 miles from our hotel, the Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre to the restaurant. My new outerwear from The Northface did an amazing job at keeping me warm. Since the outerwear was pretty light, I had some hesitations on its ability to keep the cold chilly air out but, it did an amazing job keeping me warm during our 1.6 mile walk to lunch.When we arrived at Peaceful Restaurant, it was busy with the lunch crowd but after only about 5 minutes of waiting, we were escorted to a table with a view right into the kitchen. After taking some time browsing the menu, we decided to ask our waitress what the noodle dishes our neighbors were eating and then asked her to bring us the same ones. I also asked our waitress for couple of recommendations and told her to add them to our order also. My mom saw another table eating the beef rolls and wanted to try them out so I asked the waitress to add the beef rolls to our as well. One thing for sure is that the space inside the restaurant is tight. My parents and I did not have any issues with the tight space but I can imagine it being uncomfortable for some people for sure. The dan dan noodles was the first to arrive and after asking for plates and bowls to share, my parents and I each took a bit of the noodles making sure not to splash the thick sauce all over ourselves. The noodles were nice and chewy and the tasty creamy sesame/peanut sauce stuck to the noodle really well. You got to make sure not to slurp up the noodles too fast or the sauce will splatter and cause a mess. While we were enjoying the dan dan noodles, the beef rolls arrived. I really like the texture of the outer crispy pancake and the beef and veggies inside but they probably could have cut down on the amount of hoisin sauce that was in the beef rolls. In my opinion, I think a little bit of Chinese hot mustard would have enhanced the already nasty dish, but that is just my personal preference. The dan dan noodles were followed by the chicken stir fried noodles. The noodles seemed to be the same hand pulled noodles that were in the dan dan noodles but just cooked stir fried with the crispy fried chicken pieces along with vegetables. Again the chewy texture of the noodles seemed to enhance the taste of the dish. Minutes later, the beef soup noodles arrived. My mom dished out the soup noodle in the small little bowls the waitress brought us and I grabbed one once my mom had finished dividing the noodle up. The beef noodle soup was ok, but out of the three noodle dishes, I preferred the dan dan noodles and the chicken sir fried noodles. My mom and others in the restaurant seemed to enjoy the beef noodle soup so you should definitely try it if you visit Peaceful Restaurant. As if we had not eaten enough, my mom asked me to ask the waitress for a order of the pork pot stickers that our neighbors were eating. The pork pot sticker came with a side of soy sauce based sauce and it is important that your careful when bitting into it since it is full of scalding hot juice. The pork pot stickers were ok but I didn’t think they tasted any different than what I could get at in any Chinese Restaurant back home.
After paying the bill, which from my memory came out to around $50.00+ CAD, we headed on outside so that our table couple be given to another party waiting to be seated. The noodles here at Peaceful Restaurant are fantastic. The chewy texture of the noodles gives an odd pleasurable sensation in your mouth which I’m having a hard time explaining. Next time your in Vancouver BC, definitely make some time to eat at Peaceful Restaurant.