3217 W Broadway
Born in Taiwan, I’ve always been picky when it comes to Taiwanese cuisine. It’s not enough that a place has a big menu, but it also has to taste and feel like home. That’s why when I heard about the opening of Strike on West Broadway, I knew I had to come try it out and see if this will become my new favourite Taiwanese restaurant.
Their menu compared to many Taiwanese places is small, but it has all the favourites that one can find, such as the deep fried chicken nuggets. I was told that this is a temporary menu, and that they will be adding bubble tea and dessert once the store becomes more busy (they’ve only been open for 2 weeks!)
Five Spice Beef Wrap
Noodle Soup with Minced Pork Sauce and Veggies
House Special Beef Noodles (with meat) & thick noodles
The service was friendly, and servers seem to be fluent in both Mandarin and English. The food arrived fairly quickly…there was a little bit of a mix up with our order but the staff was apologetic and there was no fuss. In the end, we had a pleasant dining experience.
One of the menu items that stood out to me was their Beef Noodle (without meat), since most Taiwanese places only give you the option of having meat. For someone like me, who enjoy the broth of beef noodles over everything else, appreciate the option of having my noodles without meat. In addition, we were asked if we wanted thick noodles or thin noodles in our Beef Noodle. The beef wrap (pictured above) was another noteworthy item on the menu. I was told that they make the dough of the green onion pancake themselves, giving it more of a chewy texture instead of flaky. Judging from these items we ordered, I would say this is by far the most authentic tasting Taiwanese restaurant in the Vancouver area. Highly recommend it, and I look forward to going back and tasting some of the other items on the menu!
*Note: There is no back parking for this location, so for those who are interested…if you drive, there are paid street parking on W Broadway.
EDIT- Nov. 17, 2012: went back to try new things!
Soybean Paste Meat Sauce on Noodle
Deep Fried Chicken Nugget (M)
Taiwanese Style Steak w/ Black Pepper Sauce on Sizzling Plate (w/ Rice)