One Hour Cafeteria for a noodle dish that’s not ramen, but is equally as delicious. Here, sitting on giant beanbag seats at low tables, you can enjoy many menu items at $10 or less, which explains the students camping out with laptops.">

Cheap Eat of the Week: Asian noodles of the non-ramen variety from One Hour Cafeteria


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Slurp-worthy rice noodles (Image: Gizelle Lau)

In a city where ramen is taking over, it’s a refreshing change to duck into a spacious, low-key, contemporary Asian teahouse like One Hour Cafeteria for a noodle dish that’s not ramen, but is equally as delicious. Here, sitting on giant beanbag seats at low tables, you can enjoy many menu items at $10 or less, which explains the students camping out with laptops.

During this (mostly) blistery April, the menu’s “must-try” designation for the cold xiao guo rice noodles ($6.29) wasn’t enough to push me over that precarious edge — the one where you’ve narrowed the menu down to three dishes but just can’t decide on one.

But on a whim, and with some urging from the waitress, I went with the hot xiao guo noodles ($6.79)  — and what a choice! The small bowl of round, thin rice noodles in homemade pork broth also features classic, tender, Taiwanese-style minced pork that’s been braised in a sweet-savoury sauce. There’s also Chinese bok choy and diced tomatoes for colour.

Tastes best when slurped!  

One Hour Cafeteria, 435 Spadina Ave., 647-346-2172

Gizelle Lau is a food/travel writer and photographer in Toronto who lives from one meal to the next. Her column, Cheap Eat of the Week, highlights dishes that costs $10 or less. Follow her on Twitter for your daily dose of food from in/around the city.

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