Top 5 Places for Asian Noodles in Mississauga
When looking for Asian noodles in Mississauga, all you have to do is locate Square One and go west on Burnhamthorpe.
Creditview and Burnhamthorpe area is quickly becoming an Asian cuisine hot spot, and that is where you will find some of the best Asian noodles in Mississauga.
All I know is that the people coming off the Erindale GO are being greeted by the best food options when ending their commute.
The perfect bowl of Asian noodles, whether it consists of rice, egg or ramen, is a combination of tasty broth, fresh cooked noodles and fresh toppings. Add a good atmosphere and affordable price point and you're set.
Two pieces of advice for newbies going to these places:
1) Bring Cash
2) Don't ask what's good on the menu because they'll respond with "It's all good!"
Here are the top 5 Places to get Asian Noodles in Mississauga:
(outside of Pho, which has its own list)
Szechuan Noodle Bowl specializes in authentic Sichuan cuisine including fresh hand-made noodles made twice daily for both the lunch and dinner crowd. Unique for: Sichuan cuisine serving authentic Sichuan snacks featuring “nose-to-tail” dishes and offals. Signature Dish: #D2 (see above photo) and #D3 house special sliced noodles with your choice of beef, ground pork, pork intestines, and preserved senvy. Food Menu: The menu is small but rich in variety and is separated into three sections: Sichuan snacks (marinated duck head, beef lungs in chili sauce, duck gizzard, pork intestines, duck feet, spiced dry radish); Sichuan noodles and soup (hand-made and machine made noodle dishes, boiled dumplings, Sichuan hotpot vermicelli; and main dishes (kung pao chicken, bear’s paw with bean curd, poached beef in hot chili oil, Sichuan style chicken).
Located in a plaza on the southern side of Burnhamthorpe and Creditview is a place called Chi's Congee & Noodle House. This place is actually really nice and modern inside, but you could never tell by the Arial Bold font signage they have. A new outdoor sign is definitely in order. The place was also hard to find. Once inside, the atmosphere was great and the rice noodles with beef brisket were very flavourful. You will find everything here, including egg noodles and rice noodles with your choice of shrimp wonton, dumplings, beef and beef brisket. These guys also serve very good congee. Bring cash, but take comfort in the fact that a TD bank is right nearby.
3 - Bashu Sichuan
The only resto on this list located outside of the Creditview and Burnhathorpe area is a place called Bashu Sichuan. This place has Szechuan cuisine, and with eight major schools of China’s culinary art, Szechuan is perhaps the most popular. It's located on Eglinton and HWY 10 in the Toy'R'Us plaza next to KFC. This place is fairly big and offers iPad menus-- which is a little strange in a traditional sit-down restaurant that's not an all-you-can-eat sushi place. It was cute and funny to watch older customers struggle with the iPad, flipping it around to check for a written menu on the back, but I digress. They have the traditional noodles with egg and rice and you can get tons of toppings, including braised beef and shrimp wonton. The below picture is of the braised beef on rice noodles. These guys were the most generous with their beef and it just fell apart in my mouth.
2 - Kenzo Ramen
Kenzo is the first ramen restaurant to set up shop in Mississauga and it is located on Burnhamthrope just past Mavis. Everything is made in-house -- the broth is stewed for 24 hours, the noodles are made fresh 24 hours in advance and the special sauces are fermented for three months. Ramen is Japan's national dish and it consists of a Japanese broth full of of noodles and garnished with various toppings, which can include boiled egg, vegetables, roasted pork, fish paste and seaweed. Any student (and me) can attest to the fact that it's damn good when you are hungry. The ramen is usually a couple dollars more than the Chinese noodles. A good side dish here is the gyozas, which are Japanese meat dumplings.
1 - Wonton Chai Noodle
Located in one of the best Asian food plazas in the aforementioned Creditview/Burnhamthorpe area is a place called Wonton Chai Noodle. This location has been around for three years, and boasts two other locations in Markham and Scarborough. You will find everything from egg noodles to rice noodles to vermicelli with your choice of shrimp wontons, dumplings, beef, dace fish balls and -- my favourite--beef brisket. Not only were these the most flavourful noodles we had, this resto boasted the best prices, with noodles and three toppings for a wallet-sparing $6.50. Make sure you bring cash. If you don't, you might find yourself taking an icy cold walk to the nearby CIBC.