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ngustonTynehead, SurreySince April 14, 20094 Reviews
Average Rating
3.5 (3.3)
  • Food3.5 (3.3)
  • Service4 (3.8)
  • Value3.5 (3.3)
  • Ambiance3 (3)

Reviews

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Malaysian Hut Restaurant14727 108 Avenue, #108, Surrey
revisiting a year later
Submitted Tuesday, June 2, 2009 - 5:45pm [Dine in]

We came back to try this place again -- we had visited a few times before last summer and made a review and wanted to recap on the changes.

Since last year they've redecorated, changed the menu a bit. We kept it simple and had The food was consistent with what were were expecting and after a chat about the comparisons between Malay & Vietnamese food, she brought us out a sample of a Malay dish that was a take on a Vietnamese dessert. We had a friendly conversation about what ingredients she uses and about the style she cooks in.

We had the roti kani, koh loh mee, a chicken dish with a ketchup sauce (can't remember name) and some Malaysian tea. The curry was excellent and the roti we didn't seem to be the packaged style, loh mee was as good if not better than the same we ordered at banana leaf about a week ago, and the Malay tea was like a sharper milk tea. The owner joked about doing the 'show' that goes on with pouring the tea.

After the meal was done, we asked about pre-ordering takeout for the next night of their version (not on the menu) of our favorites from Tropika: sambal bunchies and the sambal cauliflower. Unfortunately aren't open on Tuesdays so we're had to arrange it for another night in the week.

We definitely plan on going back in the next few weeks to make it one of our regular places this summer.

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Guildford Station Pub10176 154 Street, Surrey
our favorite
Submitted Saturday, May 16, 2009 - 1:14pm [Dine in]

I've been going to this pub for about 5 years now once or twice a week -- it is hands down the best pub in all of the lower mainland. We've tried every other pub (55+) in a 35km radius and nothing compares to the food, value, and satisfaction you get at the station. I consider this my 'second home' and find a lot of friendly and familiar faces there all the time.

The place is quite cozy, the patrons vary from couples in their 20's to 60's and is definitely not a 'dive bar' style of place. You will also find people of different ethnicities enjoying the pub, which lends to it not being a biker bar either. The drinks are priced well, there is a special every day, and the sunday brunch with the omlette bar is amazing.

Through my travels all across north america trying different burgers and I have to say that this pub has the most satisfying and consistent burgers. I highly recommend the 'station' or 'conductor' burger.

Why aren't there more pubs like this?

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Old Surrey Restaurant, The13483 72nd Ave, Surrey
sadly reviewed
Submitted Saturday, May 16, 2009 - 12:15am [Dine in]

Having tried several restaurants in the style of french in a heritage home, we finally decided to try the Old Surrey on my girlfriends birthday. After we finally found it after two drive-bys (due to their small sign) we entered and were promptly greeted and seated by our host -- very pleasant and enjoyed a short conversation. We ordered drinks to start, the waiter mentioned special drinks for birthdays or event nights so we asked for sangria -- which he declined to make stating nobody knew how to make it, and he didn't want to get it wrong.

Our aperitif came along with bread -- which was served with pre-packaged bread sticks -- this came as a great shocker. I have never been to a restaurant that served bread pre-packaged that wasn't a 'mom n' pops cafe'.

Our starters were the shucked oysters and duckling -- the four oysters were improperly shucked and had shell fragments still present. The duckling was advertised with fresh local cranberry sauce, however I could taste the distinctness of the parafin wax in the sauce and promptly concluded it was canned.

The entrees came out shortly after -- lamb chops and beef oscar. The presentation was poor and came with garlic asparagus and an interesting baked-mashed potato crisp (which we actually liked). The steak was a decent cut, however it tasted aged and the lobster on top wasn't fresh and tasted like the canned crab you'd buy at the supermarket. The lamb chops were cooked well, however overseasoned masking the quality of the meat.

We then waited 20min for our server to show and give us the bill. For the value we were extremely disappointed with our experience and would not recommend it to anyone.

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Tai Hing Congee and Noodle House8075 Park Road, Richmond
hole in the wall
Submitted Tuesday, April 14, 2009 - 12:27pm [Dine in]

We were a little scared entering as the cook was chatting on a cell phone with one hand, cooking with the other. After our initial shock we decided to only order one dish -- the sliced fish congee because the place looked quite sketchy.

The congee itself came quickly and tasted like plain home-cooked congee -- nothing notable. It lacked ginger, and was cooked with chives with nothing else. The congee consistency wasn't watery but not thick enough, mildly creamy, and the portion which was supposed to be small, was a medium. Four bowls worth for under five dollars. From the looks of what the other tables plates were, we were happy we only ordered one item. We do not plan to return.

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