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Langley’s Match pub serves up unbeatable alfredo sauce



By Taylor Breckles (The Cascade) – Email

Print Edition: October 8, 2014


20393 Fraser Highway, Langley

Mon – Thurs: 11 a.m. – midnight

Fri: 11 a.m. – 2 a.m.

Sat: 10 a.m. – 2 a.m.

Sun: 10 a.m. – midnight

Brunch: Sat-Sun, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

There are three passions which I hold dear to my heart: reading, writing, and eating. One of my favourite things to eat is pasta smothered in alfredo sauce, and I am admittedly one of the harshest judges of the dish — but Match Eatery & Public House in Langley passed the test.

My date and I arrived at Match and were able to sit in a booth — my preferred seating choice. The waitress was new, but she was nice, attentive, and took our orders quickly. Some might like to sit and chat before ordering, but I was starving, so her haste was very much appreciated.

I tried a Shiver for my drink; it’s a mixture of Bailey’s and ice, blended to perfection. It was really good, a bit like a mudslide — and there’s even whipped cream involved. 

For an appetizer we ordered Szechuan chicken bites. They were hot, bite-sized, and tender. I’m not usually a fan of spicy food, but these were the kind of spicy that was literally hot instead of tongue-burning. After a couple bites, water was still needed, but they were really good. Just don’t inhale when you put one in your mouth.

A few minutes after the appy was devoured, the entrees came. Both of us got the alfredo. I’ve had alfredo dishes so many times my blood is probably part cream sauce, but this dish was divine.

The drinks are great, the food is great, the service is pretty decent, but what about the prices? They’re actually fairly decent. The drinks were $5 a pop, the chicken bites were $10, and the alfredo was $13. Altogether, not bad prices. The appetizers are admittedly rather expensive, but they are at most restaurants.

The main  problem with going to Match is the fact that it’s in Langley — not exactly within walking distance for most UFV students. It’s attached to the Cascades Casino, so you can spend some time at the slots while you’re there.

But personally, I think the restaurant is worth the trip on its own.

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