I’ve often wondered why you’d name your restaurant Peaceful. After several visits I’ve realized it’s a perfect name for a place that makes really good food. And it’s a perfect description of how you feel eating really good food.
This is one of very few Chinese restaurants that takes the time and effort to make authentic, hand-crafted, pulled noodles. If you get there early enough, you can see it for yourself in their open kitchen. If you get there at four in the afternoon, it’s some dude in a backwards hat and t-shirt using those noodles to fix you dinner. Either way, good eats.
Peaceful Beef Rolls. There are some good beef rolls to be had around here. No. 1 Noodle House and Wen Xin do a decent roll…but they always seem a little too doughy, a bit too thick. This is a thin, crisp, flaky, scallion flatbread wrapped around tender brisket. It’s lathered with just enough hoisin and a good whack of green onions. The ratio of bread to beef is almost perfect.
Aside from the phenomenal beef rolls, the noodles at Peaceful are excellent. Granted, I’ve only three visits to go by, but each time the noodles were well made, perfectly cooked…always al dente. They stand up really well to a hot broth and are still chewy in a fried dish.
The Szechuan Noodles. Normally I would ask for a side of chile-garlic sauce, but this time, for some reason, I held off. The jalapeños masquerading as bell peppers did the trick.
Peaceful Restaurant is a small, congenial, efficiently run operation that puts out exceptional fare. They offer a wide range of authentic Mandarin cuisine. So far, I may have sampled 5% or so. I’m seriously looking forward to the next 95%.