Small Szechuan restaurant in Central Burnaby.
Had their lunch special the other day. Soup, rice, a bit of salad, tea, and any one of a number of main course dishes. I had the dai ching chicken. All for $6.50.
The food was as good as I've had and there was actually too much of it. Absolutely authentic taste. I left thinking they should increase their prices a bit and decrease their portions as I certainly would not want to see them not survive.
The server was pleasant and thorough. It's a tiny place in a strip mall so it's a great place to eat, and take out but not dine.
A delightful place. I will return many times.
As with the previous reviewer, we were totally surprised to see this new restaurant that replaced Chiu Yuet's at Parkcrest Mall in North Burnaby. We all love garlic and chili and so we thought we'd give it a try. What a pleasant surprise! We had the braised tofu with vegetables, Garlic and spicy squids, House special ginger beef, and the House special fried rice. We were not disappointed! The food was hot, fresh and the portions were quite large compared to other places. We asked the waiter to make sure it wasn't too spicy and it was perfect. The dishes range around #9.50 to $13.00 which we thought was quite reasonable. This place also has take-outs and delivery within a 3K radius which is great because I lve in the area. We'll definitely be going back.
This is a very small restaurant in a strip mall. The owners have clearly skimped on all pretence of having a "restaurant" proper. This is more like eating in your chinese neighbours kitchen. Flatware and china is very cheap, nothing to write home about. All this doesn't really get in the way of enjoyment of the food, which is quite good actually when you get down to it. The ginger beef, while not as good as chung king, does satisfy. Vegetable dishes are fresh and the vegetables are plentiful on the plate.
My main problem with this restaurant is that if you are going to skimp on decor, wait staff (they only have one) and other things, the lower price should be reflected in the food. Most entrées are 10$ which isnt bad, but for the cheap feel of the place, I would expect a few dollars lower. Portions are generous however so it's easy to get over some of these little inconveniences. For two people, we paid about 35$ with appetizers and soup. Again a decent price, but I wouldn't bring anyone here that you were trying to impress. This restaurant seems to mainly cater to the take out crowd.
Verdict: Good food, mid range prices, crappy decor. With the amount of chinese restaurants out there, I am sure you could find a better one. But for a small hole in the wall local place, you could do far worse.
This is a very small restaurant in the Parkcrest Shopping Plaza in North Burnaby near Broadway and Holdom. There's only a few booths and a coup of tables that will seat six at a table. It's usually quite busy at lunch because their lunch dishes are very reasonable. There's an assortment of dishes that come with either won ton or hot and sour soup. The hot and sour soup is very good, just the way I love it. The evening menu is a bit more pricey but all my friends agree with me, the food is very good. You won't be disappointed!
I went in to Garlic & Chili one afternoon and it is an extremely small space in a North Burnaby strip mall (seats approximately 15). The owner stopped what he was doing in the kitchen to come out and serve me. He brought out green tea and catered to my every need. There is a wide selection and the food was great. It was an excellent value so I would definitely recommend checking it out if you like asian cuisine. There is also a decent asian bakery adjacent to it that is comparable to other great asian bakeries in the Vancouver area.
We had plans to visit Chiu Yuet Restaurant after reading the positive reviews. As we pulled up...to our surprise....we saw this brand new restaurant in its place. Two of my favorite things...Garlic & Chili!
We ordered from the lunch special menu. The complementary Hot & Sour soup was really good. Solid heat and a touch of sweetness. Next we had the Szechuan Chicken and Ginger Beef. The chicken was cooked perfectly with dried chilies, onion, bamboo and celery. The beef was alright. Too sweet and a little overdone. We finished with the Szechuan Beef Noodle Soup. This was the highlight of the meal. Perfectly braised beef brisket flavored through and through. An amazing broth and al dente noodles. All that for $20!! Cannot wait to go back!!