Noodles Express is a great place to chow down on some fast, cheap Asian-style food. Located in the Concordia ghetto, just across the street from Concordia’s library building, you’ll find this noodle joint sandwiched between a truly terrible chain café and Copies Concordia.
Always hopping, particularly around lunchtime, the food at Noodles Express is pretty standard pan-Asian fare, sampling from Cantonese, Szechuan and Thai cuisines. Most students come for the noon-time specials, but I think the best buys are actually the full meals–particularly if taken to go. Why?
First of all, instead of the standard styrofoam take-away container, most of the noodles and such will be boxed up in one of these great recyclable plastic containers–way better for the environment!
Secondly, the counter staff cram at least two platefuls of food into this 6″ x 4″ x 3″ box, so you end up with two meals for the price of one!
Bargain binging at its best. Oh, and the other great thing about Noodles Express is that–like many restaurants in the student areas–the taxes are included in the menu’s listed prices. $7.50 for what turns out to be two meals is a pretty unbeatable price for take-out, and the service is crazy fast. They make your order while you’re paying the bill, so you can usually enter, order, pay and leave in about 5 minutes. Awesome!
#33-Thai style noodles (not quite Pad Thai, but deliciously reminiscent and plentiful)
#57-Chicken or beef in black bean sauce (I prefer the chicken, personally; this dish comes with lots of veggies if you’re feeling deprived)
#45-General Tao tofu (vegetarians rejoice; this dish may be even MORE delicious than its meaty counterpart)
ADDRESS: 1510 de Maisonneuve West (downtown)
DELIVERY: available from 11 AM to 10 PM, with a minimum order of $10; call 514-939-0115