Submitted Tuesday, November 22, 2011 - 3:29pm [Dine in]
I ordered the festive special today.
I enjoyed my fries, bread roll and chicken. I had the dark meat, which was juicy but it was also salty. The stuffing and cranberry sauce tasted artificial so I left them on my plate. The chicken dipping sauce was ugh...
Bottom line for me:
Good bread roll
Yucky cranberry sauce
Yucky chicken dipping sauce
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Submitted Sunday, November 1, 2009 - 2:08am [Dine in]
Chill is a new restaurant that opened up on Kingsway and Denbigh Ave. It's beside Pho Hoa and across from White Spot. I'm always looking for cool new places to eat near my home so this was a very nice surprise. The 10% off opening promo was a plus too.
This place is absolutely gorgeous! The interior is very modern, sleek and spacious. Yet, it is definitely far from pretentious and has a friendly vibe. The staff was attentive and helpful.
I had the coffee milk tea, which I thought was delicious. Creamy, lightly sweetened and flavorful tea. The tapioca pearls were consistent in texture - perfect balance of soft and chewy. My husband had the banana milk tea slush and my cousin had the strawberry slush. They enjoyed their drinks too. And we got large sizes for the price of regular sizes! I guess it was part of the opening promo too.
Mmmmmm for the chicken nuggets. I learned that these were
taiwanese style nuggets, not to be confused with McDonalds nuggets. I've never had taiwanese nuggets before and they were really good. We also ordered a noodle dish, the taiwanese style beef noodle soup and a vegetarian dinner. The noodles were lip smackingly chewy and the sauce and broth were tasty. The vegetarian dinner came with interesting small side dishes.
I will be back to satisfy my new food cravings. :D
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Submitted Sunday, February 1, 2009 - 6:56pm [Dine in]
My fiance and I tried two common dishes and I was disappointed.
He ordered the crispy vegetarian chow mein. The noodles and sauce were good but the vegetables only consisted of 2 slices of carrot, cold broccoli and onion slices. It might as well have been called broccoli chow mein or crispy chow mein with cold broccoli.
I had a bad craving for tangy cripsy ginger beef and steaming hot fragrant steamed rice. Usually ANY szechuan restaurant suffices. But at Burnaby Palace, my steamed rice came first and was warm by the time the ginger beef arrived. Then I could see the flour or cornstarch powder on 3/4 of my ginger beef dish! And I could hardly taste any beef! It was like eating crispy batter!
Best ginger beef, garlic chicken and General Tsao's chicken I have ever had was at Win's when they used to be on Arbutus St. I haven't tried their food at their new location.
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Submitted Wednesday, February 13, 2008 - 5:32pm [Dine in]
The place is small and I have never seen it full; but I don't understand why.
The food is fantastic here! I normally don't like pasta that much but the sauces are just incredible here. I had the a la Veneziana on linguine and I was blown away by how much I loved it. The servings are HUGE. A large pasta is only $11.95 and I think it tastes much better than Antons. A large will last 3 meals for a medium appetite or 2 meals for a large appetite.
My bf had the fettucine alfredo and that was great too.
A small caesar salad (good enough for 2 people) with the best hot, crispy focaccia slices was only $4.95.
I tried the inferno pizza as suggested by another review and I loved that too (although really too spicy for me - thought I could handle the inferno). The thin crispy crust is so fresh (he makes the dough from scratch every day, no freezing) and the pizza isn't greasy.
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Submitted Friday, December 21, 2007 - 7:07pm [Dine in]
I was shocked to find authentic Peruvian food. I have been craving anticucho since I first tried it in Peru and could not duplicate the green sauce (Huacatay as I recently learned).
I've tried the fried cassava, lomo saltado, steak and fries, and a creamy soup with cassava, corn and pork? The food is uniquely delicious, makes me feel good and the portions are generous! The ambiance and food makes me feel like I'm in eating a home cooked meal prepared by my aunt and uncle!
Peruvian TV playing in the background, Peruvian soft drinks in the fridge, fresh home made Peruvian pastries in the glass display case... I don't even feel like I'm in the lower mainland. It's a refreshing short escape.
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