Unit 6, 2280 Carling Ave
613-828-8988

Rice Pea
Handmade Noodles at Rice Pea
Handmade Noodles at Rice Pea
Rice Pea
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Rice Pea
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Handmade Noodles at Rice Pea
Handmade Noodles at Rice Pea
Rice Pea
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Apr 18
I forgot to attach the picture for the previous review.

Apr 18
This is my second visit to a Rice Pea. We arrived at 1pm to find the place packed. Luckily, there was one table in the corner waiting for us.

With a bigger group, we got to try several dishes and we were not disappointed. We were not sure what to order because while I am of Chinese descent, this is a very different type of Chinese cuisine. We looked around at other tables and asked what those were. I also read the previous reviews to get some pointers.

We ordered:

- the Chinese pork burger which was essentially pulled pork served in a flattened bao
- a pork belly and nappa soup/stew which came in a rich broth. It was a favourite of everyone.
- fish filets and tofu casserole with nappa and black fungus (the blandest of I'll the dishes still well done)
- Fern root noodles in vinegar and chili oil was simply amazing. It was not very "hot" but the flavours were just perfect. This was the second favourite dish of the party.
- the lamb skewers in chili flakes which were ok. I didn't think it stood out.
- the hot oil topped handmade noodles which became everyone's new favourite dish.
- the Ribs handmade noodle soup which tasted very homemade all around with more of the great handmade noodles.

Overall, everyone (these are my family from Montreal) was wowed by their lunch and asked to come back again at their next visit. I really don't know why I waited so long to come back! I love the fact the food has that homemade feel and taste (not too salty or fried), the service is prompt and unpretentious and the prices are reasonable.

2013 May 17
Awesome! We had the noodles in chili sauce, the lamb skewers, shredded potatoes, chicken wings with cumin, and the monthly special, which we were told was spicy with pork - ok enough of a description, bring it on. Also had the dumplings in chili/soy sauce. The pork and the chicken dishes ended up being similar, but with more cumin in the chicken dish. Both dishes were made with small pieces of meat with lots of small bones. No problem for me, but some people used to Canadian boneless stuff may not be ready to spit out bone bits during supper (which is fine - leave it to the rest of us). Dumplings were really good, sitting in a swimming pool of chili oil and soya sauce. There does seem to be a lot of oil, or at least I chose a lot of dishes with oil. Again, I had no issue with that, it was all tasty. Can't wait to go again.

2012 Nov 29
This is the curd sticks and black fungus dish. A fresh veggie dish. One of the favourite at the table.

2012 Nov 29
Finally went here for dinner. Yes, it's a foodie kind of day: Union Local 613 for lunch and then this for dinner! I am a happy gal!

Sorry for the bad quality of the picture but this was my favourite dish after the handmade rice noodle with chili oil. This is the preserved vegetable egg foo young. It is exactly like my mom makes it!

This place is non pretentious and the food has a homemade quality. My only complaint is that the rice was a bit dry.

2012 Nov 25
Thanks to the other reviews here, went to Rice Pea last night and sampled some interesting and tasty dishes, most of which have been discussed here already. This pic (from my phone, sorry about the quality) is what is listed on the menu as candied sweet potato. Not really sweet potato the way I expected, it is a dessert and it's kind of a wedge fried potato, drenched in hot toffee that hardens to a crunchy coating, sprinkled with sesame seeds. Mouth-burningly hot when they brought it to the table, but so unusual and intriguing. We really loved the taste and the texture and would come back to Rice Pea again just for this dish.

2012 Nov 21
The fern root noodles were most delicious, as Captain Caper surmised. They differ from the handmade noodles in chili oil by having less garlic and more of a sweet/sour flavour. Highly recommended!

We also had the sesame crispy beef and that was just okay. Again, stick with the stuff you *don't* see in other Chinese restaurants and you will do great here.

2012 Oct 25
We were quite thrilled with our visit to Rice Pea restaurant on a Saturday night. We arrived at 8 pm and were immediately seated without a reservation (earlier would have meant a wait for sure). Our server was friendly and happy to offer her opinions to help us decide on dishes. We were especially thankful for her recommendation of the phenomenal steamed noodle dish!

Here's what we had:

Skewered BBQ Lamb (spicy) - these are tasty meaty skewers indeed. Highly recommended!
Steamed Noodle in Chili Sauce - amazing... see comment under Handmade Noodles
Kung Pao Shrimp - tasty and generously filled with shrimp, but a bit boring (as one might expect from the more "Canadian" part of the menu).
Stir-fried Nappa and black fungus with dark vinegar - very tasty veg dish! Nicely balanced and a good counterpoint to meaty dishes.

I can't wait to go back! I'd recommend sticking to the more authentic Xi'an dishes (presumably these would be the ones you don't recognize from Cantonese and Chinese-Canadian restaurants). And for goodness sake, try those steamed noodles in chili sauce!!

2012 Mar 29
Here is the salt and pepper squid. Nicely battered. Not too oily. Not rubbery. Quite tender and tasty. The toasted chopped chili's and diced vegetables was BANG ON !

In the background are 2 out of 3 lamb skewers. A hit at every other table in there. The other popular item seemed to be the fresh noodles served in what looked like a large ice-cream sundae bowl.

I gotta go back and some some more chef specials. Being the only Caucasian person in the packed restaurant, speaks volumes.


2012 Mar 29
This is the sesame beef. I should have got the fern root noodles instead. The beef was really good but the couple slurping back the jet black chili oiled noodles looked OH-WOW.


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Apr 18
The braised pork noodle soup comes with the same amazing handmade noodles. The pork was fall off the bones and the broth was nice. Definitely recommend and I would try the beef brisket noodle soup next. The ribs reminded me of my mom's.

Apr 18
Here is a picture of the "Hot oil topped on handmade noodles". It is delicious. The waitress told us to mix it first and there was an oily sauce (mix of chili oil and soy sauce?) at the bottom. The red powder seems to be chili powder. Everyone really liked this dish! It tasted like dumpling dough.

2012 Nov 21
Here is a nice daytime photo of these delicious noodles. Soooo good!

2012 Oct 25
We opted for the Steamed Noodle in Chili Sauce from the "Chef's Specials" menu at the recommendation of our server (we were also considering the "Hot oil topped on handmade noodle" dish).

This dish is not hot in temperature! It's a little spicy, but not overwhelmingly so. If you like Thai noodle salads then you will love this dish! The succulent, wide, flat, tender-chewy noodles are swimming in a tasty chili oil concoction, and they sit between a base of bean sprouts and a garnish of julienned cucumber. This is an addictive food!!