“Sunny Spot” On Main St. For Biangbiang Noodles And Xianburgers

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For years, the Sunny Spot Cafe on Main Street has been a tiny, unremarkable greasy spoon cafe. But new management is flipping the script, embracing their culinary roots as Shaanxi province natives by introducing northern Chinese flavours to the menu. Originally hailing from a food stall at the Richmond Night Market as “Zhang’s World Famous Xian Burger and Terracotta Noodle”, Sunny Spot Cafe is now their home during the market’s off-season, and they are literally too legit to quit.

The new menu reflects the Shaanxi focus on hand-pulled noodles, breads and soups invigorated by aromatic chili oils and dark, tart vinegars. Get a taste of the region with their signature rou ji mou (house-made flatbread “xianburger” filled with braised beef shank, cilantro and cucumber) or handmade biangbiang noodles. Alternatively, get adventurous with their punchy, hot and sour soup with glass noodles and tripe.

Sunny Spot Cafe feels ad-hoc with a hodge podge of chairs and tablecloths reflecting the restaurant’s unique transition. The hot sauce for the fried eggs are in the same condiment holder as the vinegar for their fresh, house-made dumplings, but so what? As they get settled in, their new direction remains a delicious new option for Mount Pleasant food lovers.

Sunny Spot Cafe | 2543 Main St. | Vancouver, BC | 604-872-1816 | No Website

  • Xian Burger
    Xian Burger
  • The room
    The room
  • Mesmerizing noodle-making by hand
    Mesmerizing noodle-making by hand
  • Hot & Sour Soup
    Hot & Sour Soup
  • Main Street frontage
    Main Street frontage
  • Mmm, chili oil...
    Mmm, chili oil...
  • Chef Zhang making noodles
    Chef Zhang making noodles
  • Biangbiang noodles
    Biangbiang noodles

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