I have an occasional luncheon buddy to which we take turns selecting experimental locations. This restaurant was chosen for Dim Sum in the North Burnaby area.
Let me start with the negatives:
Acrid oil and rancid flavours greeted my nostrils at the door.
The waiter asked me what type of tea I would like to drink?
My mistake was to say, “you chose”.
So, he grabbed a pot from a deserted table and added hot water. But the problem was that one hundred grams of hot water in a cold pot does not a steaming tea make.
My second attempt to correct the “cold tea” situation was to ask for a new pot with a different tea variety. The waiter zoned out as if I had asked him to pick the leaves from the fields in China.
The Sui Mai steamers were bland and cold.
The shrimp rice noodles we had were garnished with rubbery tasteless shrimps.
The dried fried beef rice noodle was eaten to stave off starvation.
And the topper was my buddy wanting the last plate of deep fried squid that was circling the dinning area. I noted to the nice cart lady that this being the last dish, “Could it be cold”? Her gray hair waggled a definite NO and nodded an enthusiastic, it’s HOT. We took one bite and spat it out. Now the cart lady wanted to “nuke” the squid. I declined the offer and call the owner/waiter over to return the item. After a pregnant pause, he agreed to cross it off our list. And two minutes later we saw the same ABC (already been chewed) squid circling the room containing our spat out pieces. OMG…. we roared with laughter and asked for our check.
And now the positives:
It was cheap, I won’t be going back and the owners will never read this.