Tamarind Hill (New West) – Char Kuey Teow
So, it’s summertime finally in Vancouver and that can only mean one thing… reruns (or in this case, revisits). We have quite a few revisit posts that we haven’t had the time to get to yet. The great thing about revisits is that there’s no pressure… you can just sit back and relax as you enjoy your food.
Our first revisit is to Tamarind Hill back in mid April. We enjoyed our last visit to Tamarind Hill so much that we wound up coming back less than a month later… and we wound up in the exact same table too.
Since I had the Mango Colada last time, I wanted to try something different and wound up with the Passion Fruit Soda ($3.95).
I really like the tall glasses that they serve these drinks in… they remind me of something that we’d get served while on vacation in some tropical locale.
One of Tamarind Hill’s signature dishes is their Roti Canai ($6) which gets you 2 fluffy and airy pan-fried roti served with their spicy curry dip sauce. As I mentioned before, I don’t think that they give you enough dipping sauce here but the roti is really good and has a nice crispness to the exterior while still being soft inside.
The Singapore Spicy Sweet & Sour Pork Chops ($7.25) comes with tender pork chops that had a nice crispy exterior. They don’t mention it in the menu, but it also comes with coconut curry vegatables and rice. There were only a couple of pieces of pork chops that had bones in them and I enjoyed the tangy taste of the sweet and sour sauce. Plus, the bonus curried veggies was pretty awesome too.
Lastly, we had the Char Kuey Teow ($7.95) which gives you a generous amount of egg, bean sprouts, shrimp, fish cakes, and cuttlefish served with stir fried flat rice noodles in a light soy sauce. Apparently, Char Kuey Teow is a popular item at hawker stalls in Southeast Asia. In a lot of regards, it reminds me of the Chinese chow fun dish but I have to admit that I like this seafood version.
On another recent visit, we tried a few of their other dishes including the Char Bee Hoon ($7.95) – stir fried rice vermicelli with shrimp, fish cakes, cuttlefish, and bean sprouts garnished with crispy shallots. This is a really satisfying dish.
The Malaysian Curry Chicken with Rice ($8.25) comes served with veggies and the bright yellow ball of rice reminds me of the sun.
If you enjoyed this post, take a look at our first visit to Tamarind Hill for more details.
628 6th Ave
New Westminster, BC