Grand Chinese Restaurant: Soupy Pork Dumplings
Grand Chinese Restaurant (such a typical name for a Chinese restaurant) is a newish restaurant that opened up near Brentwood in a small strip mall. We stopped by on Christmas eve because we were in the neighbourhood and quite enjoyed the food here.
The kitchen is open to to the diners and you can see them making their hand-pulled noodles behind a glass wall. The menu is similar to what you’d find at Peaceful and we wound up ordering the same type of dishes that we order when we go to Peaceful.
By far, the best dish was their Xiao Long Bao ($7.95). It took a while for these to come out but they were really worth the wait. The skin was thin yet held together well and each dumpling was filled to the brim with soupy juice. I think this might make the list of one of my top 5 XLB locations now.
By contrast, the Beef Rolls ($7.95) weren’t at the same level. Although not bad, I found the pancake to be a bit too thick and it seemed like it was over-cooked a tad. It was a very filling dish (due to the pancake) but not something that we would order again.
The House Special Chow Mein (13.95) was a bit spicy and had varying thickness of noodles due to being hand-pulled. They don’t skimp on the toppings in this dish and there were large pieces of fish, squid, shrimp, and pork. I really quite enjoyed this dish.
Definitely going to want to come back here to have more of their XLB and try their other dishes.
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Posted on March 27, 2018, in Chinese, Restaurant Review, Szechuan and tagged Beef Roll, Burnaby, Chinese, Food, Noodle House, restaurant review, Szechuan, Xiao Long Bao. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.