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AmikaSurreySince January 9, 20084 Reviews
Average Rating
3 (3.1)
  • Food3.5 (3.5)
  • Service3 (3)
  • Value3 (3)
  • Ambiance3 (2.8)

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Bubble World10090 152nd St, #137, Surrey
The best bubble tea in the area!
Submitted Tuesday, August 9, 2011 - 8:27pm [Dine in]

Mmm, Bubble World. Why did I take so long to visit? (Right -- T&T food court. Also solid, by the way, but going a bit downhill.)

I've eaten here twice. Both times the taro bubble tea was incredible, and it's really what brings their food rating up to a 4. It's ultra creamy, perfectly sweetened, and by far the best bubble tea I've ever had. The price is average at $3.95 per drink.

Cuisine is typical Taiwanese cafe fare. I agree with other reviewers that the deep fried goodies are amazing. Sadly, their range of noodles are a bit lacking. The same noodles are used in the wonton noodle soup, the beef noodle soup, and the meat and tofu sauce noodle dish. They're also best suited to the beef noodle soup. On the plus side, they've got six pages of drinks as well as shaved ice, so it's an excellent hang-out for summer.

The ambiance is also typical. It's basically the Asia Top 40 all the time - not that I'm complaining. The place is definitely suited towards the younger Asian crowd, although I have seen families and middle-aged business(?) men dine there.

tl;dr: Bubble tea is outstanding. Typical trendy Taiwanese cafe. Very reasonable prices. Definitely worth a revisit.

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Big Ridge Brewing Co.5580 152nd Street, Surrey
Fails to live up to its former glory.
Submitted Tuesday, August 9, 2011 - 8:15pm [Dine in]

Big Ridge used to be amazing pre-location change. It had creative dishes at a decent price, and their wok items pleasantly defied expectations in terms of price and quantity for the type of restaurant it was. Ah, those were the days.

My family and I came here several months ago to check out the new location and we were disappointed beyond belief. Service was severely lacking, the food was overpriced, bland, and in small portions, and it took forever to come out of the kitchen. Last Saturday we made another trip and while the experience was better, it wasn’t enough to guarantee any future business from us.

My mom had the fish and chips for $17.99. It came with two very curly pieces of fish (Wtf? How does that even happen?) and a decent amount of fries. It also came with a generous serving of coleslaw. I sampled the fries and the fish and I found them to be satisfactory but commonplace. You can basically get the same thing at White Spot but for a much cheaper price.

Dad got the chicken chow mein. I also sampled his and it was alright – definitely not up to par with previous orders from the old place. Gone is the amazing wok hei flavour. Chicken was a bit bland.

My brother and I both had the mac n’ cheese with a panko crust ($13.99) as it was the only pasta on the menu. Given the type of restaurant it was, I expected to see a classier mac n’ cheese, but nooo. What we got was a bland, small serving of mac n’ cheese. The pasta was cooked al dente, but that’s as good as it got. The sauce tasted like the base I make for alfredo sauce at home, and I guess the mice (nonexistent, thankfully) made do with the cheese because I couldn’t detect any. At least fill the dish right up. It looks ridiculously cheap. I ate my entire serving and had to nibble at the dishes mentioned above before I felt begrudgingly full. To put this into proper perspective, I usually only ever eat half of a pasta dish.

Bill came to a total of $75-something for four mains and 2 glasses of orange juice.

tl;dr: Promising menu changes without promising results. Overpriced. Food slow coming out of the kitchen. Rehire the old chefs. Also, close the patio doors if it’s windy out. People don’t like to feel cold while eating. Not worth a revisit.

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Young Young1540 Cedar Hill X Rd, Victoria
Expensive BBT, but otherwise a good deal
Submitted Friday, February 26, 2010 - 11:33pm [Dine in]

My friend and I went to Young Young's after classes today. For my first experience at this cafe, I was not only pleasantly surprised with the quality of food, but also ecstatic to find that proper casual Chinese food in Victoria does exist. The menu is not unlike what you would find in Vancouver/Richmond bubble tea cafes: plenty of appetizers (dumplings, deep-fried goodies, etc.), soups/soups with noodles, rice dishes, veggie dishes, and a lengthy section for hotpot (or shabu-shabu).

For drinks, my friend ordered a strawberry pudding milk tea and I got a taro milk tea. The price for each was $4.99 - yikes! I was a little disappointed when I got to the bottom of my drink because I encountered some not properly blended taro powder, but otherwise it was fine. For food, my friend ordered chicken with rice in soup for $6.99. The bowl was GIANT - about half the size of a soccer ball. I ordered shredded pork sauce on rice, wonton with chili sauce, and oyster sauce lettuce. The portions were delightfully huge for the price.

The atmosphere is very casual and relaxed. Service, admittedly, is pretty bad, but it is a BBT place, so you can't expect much in terms of fine dining. Dishes were left on tables for ages, and the food was a little slow in coming to the table. However, the waitress was kind and much obliging for requests.

tl;dr: Food is excellent for the price, aside from the bubble tea. A great place to go for students. Don't bring your date here if he/she is impatient, uptight, or a neat freak.

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Seh-Mi Japanese Restaurant20299 56 Avenue, Langley
Possibly the best sushi spot!
Submitted Tuesday, January 8, 2008 - 9:14pm [Dine in]

This is definitely one of the best Japanese restaurants I have ever been to - no, scratch that, it's the best! The food is absolutely amazing; huge portions for hard-to-beat prices. The seafood is nice and fresh, and the bento box dinners are a great bargain.

Service is very, very friendly. The waitresses always make sure your cup of tea is full. If you're a regular, you'll get seafood dishes on the house. Every time my family goes there, we get a complimentary sushi dish that looks like it has a $10+ value. Everyone in the restaurant is polite. Whenever someone leaves, they get a jovial good-bye, sometimes accompanied by a bow by one particular waitress.

The decor could use a little work, however, but that may be because the restaurant is quite small, with about 9 tables total. The ambiance is nice, cosy, and very welcoming. A great family restaurant.

I've been to Seh-Mi at least two dozen times, and I will continue to eat here well until I'm old and grey.

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