Hon's Wun Ton House is a cafeteria-style, Chinese restaurant in Coquitlam well known for its won tun and noodle dishes.
i came here on xmas day with some friends....what were we thinking? we should have known better, but nothing much was open and hon's was (sadly) on the top of the list in the coquitlam area.
as i said, it was xmas lunchtime so the restaurant was only 25% full, so the service was decent. i gave it a 3 because i'm used to crappier service in asian restaurants.
we ordered some special which came with wonton soup, chicken curry with coconut milk, and braised deep-fried tofu in XO sauce. the wonton soup was surprisingly good compared to other chinese restaurants, but it was all downhill from there. the curry was pretty plain despite teh coconut milk and didn't have any kick to it compared to other curries i've had. it wasn't bad, but just didn't satisfy me. the fried tofu itself was good (freshly deep-fried too, not the pre-fried stuff)....but everything else in the dish was plain or bad. XO sauce is hard to mess up....but somehow they did by diluting it with sauce (or water with corn starch). everything tasted too westernized which isn't what i expected from hon's. i know better now.
I've been here many times and the different types of noodles you can get in their wonton soup makes a complete lunch especially good on a cold day. The wonton are a good size too and quite filling. The potstickers taste best fried.
We eat here regularly, there usually is a lineup on the weekends but you get seated pretty quickly. The fried pork potstickers are really tasty with the sauce, the wonton soup is always steaming hot, the shrimp egg rolls are crunchy and delicious. We usally order chicken black bean sause on crispy chow mein or seafood chow mein but lately we've noticed they don't give you a lot of topping like they give you a total of 4 small shrimp, 3 or 4 pieces of squid and fish, and a few vegetables. We like our chow mein noodles pan fried and crispy like the way they used to do it but for the past few years it seems like Hon's deep fries their noodles and they come out in little tiny pieces instead of whole noodles. The last time we had chow mein, they didn't give us enough gravy and it was really dry and hard to digest. I usually order their sweet and sour pork but the last time it wasn't very crispy because there wasn't enough batter on it and the portions now just didn't seem that big compared to like years ago when the food was piled high on the plates. Its still a good deal though..
This place has a wide variety of "authentic" Chinese dished made in the fast food fashion. The prices reflect the quality of the food though the quantity is decent. Crowding is invariably an issue given its mass appeal. Bottom line: This is the Chinese equivalent of the golden arches. No more, no less.
Not gourmet but predictable, it offers a level of cantonese food for the masses that is better than the old "red lantern and dragon" type of chinese fare. We never go there to be "wowed", only for the value and convenience. The wonton is not the best and we don't like that they use "broken" chow mein noodles in their chow mein. Their stir fry items sometimes betray the particular cook's heavy hand. Their congee, large in portion, is often gluey. But the value is there. One comfort food favourite of mine "stewed beef brisket on rice" is great value and consistent, a large mound of rice slathered with a generous portion of soy stewed beef and blanched iceberg lettuce and a bowl of consomme on the side for under $7 - a lot of food.
I also feel that I have to qualify how I and others have rated the service. This restaurant is "eat it and beat it" variety, no lingering. They need customer turnover to maintain the great value. After the inital sit down, ordering and delivery of food, you'll have to flag down your server (don't be shy!). Otherwise, we have never encountered rudeness from the staff. Also, don't expect to have decent dinner conversation with friends while dining as it's noisy there and the air can be stale.
The best for Schezuan pork on rice and pot stickers.....Now I'm hungry. You used to have to go all the way downtown for this authentic type Chinese food...now it's nice and close, the way I like it !!! Great Food, try it you'll like it...