2190 Mcnicoll Avenue
Scarborough, ON M1V 0B3
Magic Noodle and places like it are spreading like wildfire and rightfully so! This small little restaurant is popular for their hand pulled noodles, mostly doused in soup. The place inside is tiny and they do a good job of getting as many people in there as possible, but lineups do tend to be frequent despite being open 24 hours a day.
Noodle soups come in regular or large size and are roughly $7-8 respectively. I had the hand pulled noodle soup with roast duck and BBQ pork. The gf ordered the Original Beef Noodle Soup. The broth has a distinct flavor that isn't overpowering but lends itself well to apply other spices like pepper or chili oil. The roast duck and roast pork were good. The portion size of the meat was rather small, but the size of the meats make up for it. The hand pulled noodle is what really makes the whole dish stand out. They're uber long noodles that are soft and chewy, but soak up the broth flavor wonderfully. It's the real reason for the 4 stars.
We also ordered some lamb skewers and squid skewers. For $1.99 each, you get giant skewers that are aromatic and juicy. The char flavor is there and doesn't get overpowered by the cumin and other spices. I hate when those other places put so much damn seasoning that I cannot even taste the meat. You get the meat here.
The hand pulled noodles are incredible and worth the price of admission alone. Don't bring a group larger than 4 as it's a pretty small place. Food comes out quick and turnaround time reflects that, so don't be discouraged if you see a lineup. Make your way in.
Ambience: B- | Service: B | Price: B+ | Food: B+