Earlier this week myself and Melissa from Eye’s Bigger than My Stomach hit up what we thought was Peaceful Chinese Restaurant on Davie Street for a special birthday meal. We both have never been here before and after seeing the Broadway location featured on Triple D let’s just say we were exited for this visit.
We were seated pretty quick and presented with menus and tea, it wasn’t till I got home and reviewed my pictures I noticed that there was a name change as well as some reading online about a change in ownership.
The first dish up is the Beef Roll that I learned about on Triple D. Consisting of Chinese pancake,hoisin sauce and green onions then topped with thinly sliced beef and rolled up-it’s like a beefy jelly roll. You get 4 pieces and there of a decent size.
The one thing that I did notice was the fact these could have used some more sauce and also some more meat. The Chinese pancake was nice and crisp on the outside without being doughy in the middle of the roll. One thing I did miss was some sauce to dip the beef roll in. Flavor wise you definitely got the taste of the green onions and the beef and hoisin sauce came through but not as much as the green onion. This was an OK dish but I really want to try the version served at the actual Peaceful Restaurant.
We ordered some dumplings, Xiao Long Bao to be exact. These baby’s are filled with pork and a soup stock, usually ordered at the beginning of the meal and eaten later to give them a chance to cool down slightly, compared to ones I’ve had at other places these were just OK. The wrapper for the dumpling seemed very dry and thick and some of them had no soup in them it seemed, also one of the dumplings had pork poking out thus breaking the seal of the dumpling. Flavor wise these were good-the pork was tender and they did taste good but I just wish there was more soup stock in them.
We both love pot stickers and the pork filled, Pan Fried Pot Stickers were of course going to be ordered!
The skins were just the right thickness and were nice and crisp from the pan frying. The pork filling inside was delicious, it was juicy and melted in my mouth. We both really enjoyed these pot stickers and I’m already craving them doing this write up!
Something that caught Melissa’s eyes was the Dan Dan Noodles, I’ve had a ramen version of this but this and liked it so I was also eager to try New Peace’s version. The noodles are of course handmade and are served with a spicy peanut sauce, ground pork and topped with steamed spinach and ground peanuts. These were alright in my eyes but the pork flavor for me was missing-all I got flavor wise was peanut butter and some chili. The noodles in this were good but a touch on the gummy side.
The grand total for our meal was just under $40, I thought things were alright but all I could think about was how this was not Triple D quality and after finding out about the ownership change I can understand why now. I think were both going to head to the real deal Peaceful Restaurant for the authentic experience and then I can make a real comparison.