Not the best location or service, but the food is spectacular!
Submitted Sunday, January 31, 2010 - 12:36am [Dine in]
If you think Bo Kong is the place for vegetarian Cantonese Cuisine then you have to try this place.
It may be small and old looking and the service may not be 5 star but the food sure is.
This place has English menus for those who can't read Chinese.
The food is amazing. I had four dishes with family and all were so good. They came very quick and the quality was excellent.
You can do combos if you are with others and you can select from a list of dishes.
I haven't tried them all but the ones I ordered were very good. There is a dish with deep fried bean curd, spinach and enoki mushrooms. That dish is a must try.
I would never go back to Bo Kong once I've been here.
Recommendation: Go try it and you'll enjoy it. Compare it with Bo Kong and you'll taste the difference of what real Cantonese food should be.
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Submitted Sunday, January 31, 2010 - 12:27am [Dine in]
When this place first opened it was an instant success but now is a different story.
The food started out with good quality and low prices. But in about late 2008 or early 2009, they increased their prices significantly. Compared with other equivalent Taiwanese bubble tea places they are priced much higher for food.
Drinks are priced the same as others.
I went there recently to see how things were going but the food quality was actually worse than before which was odd because of the price increase (about $10 for each dish).
This place seems quieter than when it first started, not sure if it will last much longer.
Recommendation: There are way too many alternatives that are cheaper and better. I would not go here.
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Submitted Sunday, January 31, 2010 - 12:17am [Dine in]
First of all, I have been to this place since its opening and I am more than qualified to voice my opinion.
The quality of the food has most evidently deteriorated throughout the years as they have changed chefs many times to cut costs.
If you guys have tasted the food 5-10 years ago, you would not give the same reviews today.
The dim sum is really one of the most noticeable disappointments. The ingredients are not as fresh and falls apart easily.
The service throughout the years has also worsened. Whether you are at the Richmond location or Vancouver location, both service and food is just as bad.
It's very sad to see this place turn out like this but perhaps the rent of such large spaces have finally caught up to them and they have no choice but the cut cost. But no matter what, Restaurants should never cut cost in quality.
Recommendation: Don't go to Bo Kong. Try this vegetarian restaurant in Vancouver on Fraser St. You'll see what good Cantonese vegetarian food should be.
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