Didn't feel like cooking - who wants to cook on Valentine's Day? Took the kids, and headed to Dunbar 'cause we felt like hitting Mexicali. Oh no! Mexicali was closed - no note on the door saying why, no hours posted. Hmmm...looked next door, where Simon's Kitchen is located. Sounded good. After all - it's Chinese New Year!
The woman who served us was so sweet and personable - she brought special New Year's candy (you know - those yummy strawberry ones), and some fortune cookies for the kids. We decided to go with Lemon Chicken, Special Chow Mein, Chicken/Salty Fish Fried Rice, and Beef Chop Suey. The food came out very quickly, and it was all very good. A special mention for the Lemon Chicken - it wasn't overly breaded, as usual. Fried, yes, but a nice crispy/lemony experience. Special Chow Mein had pork, prawns, broccoli, etc., and was really good. One of the women serving us asked what we thought of the Chicken/Salty Fish Fried Rice (quite good). She told us that it wasn't as popular with Canadian people as it is with Chinese people - but we eat pretty much anything. I've been told that we caucasians don't like red bean soup. lol. I love the stuff. The portions were ample, and fed the four of us with a small container of leftovers to take home.
I noticed a couple of young guys across the way, with combo plates. They seemed pretty pleased too, and also had leftovers to take home! You can tell people feel at home here - a lone diner brought her leftovers to the kitchen to save the ladies a trip to the table.
We plan to return in the future to try some of the other dishes that sounded appealing!