Category Archives: Chinese

Shun Feng Seafood: Slow but Tasty

There’s about a jillion-and-one places to get dim sum in-and-around Vancouver and we’ve barely scratched the surface. But that’s not for lack of trying! We decided to drop by Parker Place Mall in early November and try out Shun Feng Seafood. First off, is it just me or is Parker Place dead? A lot of the mall tenants seemed to be closed up when we visited but the parking lot was still super busy.
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Dong Tai Xiang Shanghai Dim Sum: Pan Fried Pork Buns

Recently, I noticed a place called Dong Tai Xiang Shanghai Dim Sum open up on Cambie Street in Vancouver. Normally, I’m more of a Cantonese-style dim sum goer but there are certain specific Shanghai dim sum dishes that, when done properly, are amazing. One of the more well-known Shanghai dim sum dishes is the pan-fried pork dumplings (alongside the similar steamed pork dumplings) which is famous for the hot and soupy filling that’s found inside the dumplings.
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Excellent Dim Sum King: More Like Average Dim Sum

You know, when you put “Excellent” in your name, you better darn well be prepared to back that up. A while ago, a new restaurant called “Excellent Dim Sum King” opened up in the former Golden Eats location on Kingsway in Vancouver. We had high hopes given the name…
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Shun Fa Noodle House: Super Slow and Forgettable Service

Shun Fa Noodle House is a fairly forgettable place located on Victoria Drive (close to Mui Garden). I had to actually dig deep into my notes to help me remember anything about this place (yes, I keep notes about the places that I visit).
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Hon’s Wun-Tun House (New West): Old School Asian Comfort Food

Things don’t get any more old school than Hon’s. There’s a good reason why they’ve been in business over 30 years… if you’re looking for Chinese comfort food, they have things nailed down pat.
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Mama’s Dumpling: Hidden Shanghainese Cuisine

If you were to ask what one food item seems to cross cultural boundaries, it’s probably the humble dumpling. Whether you call it a dumpling, gyoza, perogy, ravioli, or samosa… every culture has some form of dumpling. And, if you ask someone, they’ll usually say that no one makes dumplings like Mama (I don’t know from experience because my mother never made dumplings – but that’s another story).
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Gokudo Shabu Shabu Hot Pot (Burnaby): Tasty Individual Hot Pots in Burnaby

Novembers in Vancouver means cold and stormy weather. And nothing feels better during this time of year than having a big, boiling, hot pot in front of you that’s filled to the brim with meats and veggies. Cue our visit to Gokudo Shabu Shabu at their new location near Metrotown.
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Fortune Terrace Chinese Cuisine: Fancy Dim Sum

Fortune Terrace is one of the many Chinese restaurants that you can find in Richmond. The thing that really sticks out in my mind whenever we visit this place is the humongous digital screen which takes up a whole wall. Seriously, I need one of these tvs for my home.
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Yauti Jr. Food Stall (New Westminster): Congee and Chinese Donuts

A few months ago, a new congee spot opened up in the former location of Young’s Cafe on 12th Street in New West. It looks like they’ve done a bit of renos inside to clean things up but the interior is quite stark and utilitarian.
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The Boss Restaurant: Somewhat Sad HK Style Cafe

The Boss Restaurant, located in Metropolis, has been around for a number of years and is still quite busy serving up popular HK-style cafe items. Recently, they underwent a renovation which made things a bit brighter with more glass so we decided to pop in for a visit.
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Hong Mao Seafood Restaurant: Loud Din Dim Sum

Hong Mao is a Chinese restaurant located next to the Yaohan Centre on No. 3 Road in Richmond. They have a rather strange interior with an unexpectedly huge waiting area in the front, and 2 different sections of the restaurant that have varying ceiling heights. I imagine the somewhat cavernous section is the reason why this restaurant is so loud. I mean, even for a typical Chinese restaurant, this place seemed loud!
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Lualu Kitchen: Dumplings and Noodles

Recently, I noticed that a new restaurant opened up on Edmonds Street called Lualu Kitchen. The interior is a bit spartan but clean and they use outdoor patio furniture chairs inside.
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