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Red Palms Malaysian Pondok

8291 Westminister Highway, #130
Richmond, BC V6X1A7
Tel: (604) 304-3498
Fax: (604) 304-2275

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good dinner combo
By adidaf of Richmond (64 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, February 22, 2008 - 6:07pm [Dine in]

The dinner combo is a good deal: gado gado, bak kut teh, choice of curry (beef, pork or chicken) or steak with rice, veggies, and a drink for $13. Portions are reasonable. Tasted good. But everything else on their menu is over priced!

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Not Worth Going
By tink3rr of Richmond, Vancouver (2 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, May 19, 2009 - 3:12am [Dine in]

I've been there a total of 2 times. the first experience was decent , considering it wa a set dinner , so i didn't expect the food to be fantastic . i kinda though every item on the list tastes similar , not much difference in every dish except for the different use of meats. so considering it was an 88 dollar dinner for 6 , it was decent. but the second time i went , it was horrendous , the pork was dry like jerky , the fish had this funky smell , the shrimp tasted just decent , the fried rice could have been better. I would not consider this a total authentic malaysian restaurant . The food is not worth it's price , they give you instant powdered milk tea and watered down dessert. uck . The only reason people go is to sing karaoke , which the lowest fare you have to pay for each person is 15 bucks.

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Weird Malaysian food
By marspball of Coquitlam (38 Reviews)
Submitted Wednesday, September 10, 2008 - 2:47pm [Dine in]

I've always wanted to give this place a try and finally got the courage to do so last weekend. We ordered two lunch combos, nasi lemak with chicken curry and malaysian fried dry thin noodles. we also ordered the roti canai as the appetizer and ice milk tea for drinks. The roti was okay although it is quite small for the $3 they charge. The curry that comes with the roti was quite good though. Then the main courses arrived. I was very disappointed with my nasi lemak. as a malay/singaporean food fan, i expect that this nasi lemak would resemble the real one. Plus, the picture on the background of the menu looked pretty good. i was surprised to find a hunk of rice with chicken curry on the side. to their credit, at least they have used coconut milk scented rice to serve along with the chicken curry. but no sambal, no anchovies, no eggs, nothing on the side. and if that's not bad enough, the chicken curry wasn't even good. it tasted very bitter and has got a weird after taste. I think they used roasted garlic on the curry but they've gone overboard with it. The nasi lemak is definitely very very disappointing. the dry fried noodles on the other hand is quite good. they should have called it fried vermicelli because that's what it is. it's quite tasty and the portion is quite large. however, the taste is nothing like any malaysian dishes that i know. i really don't recognize what malaysian dish that thing is supposed to be. the drinks were also disappointing. the ice milk tea tasted like chinese tea mixed with ovaltine. really weird. the whole thing set us back $25. not too impressed. ambience is nothing special. maybe we should have tried coming here for dinner...i don't know. but for that price, i'd rather go to other malaysian restaurants in the area.

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Authentic home style Malaysian fare
By jacster of Surrey, BC (1 Review)
Submitted Saturday, October 20, 2007 - 10:08pm [Dine in]

We went with some friends - all of us have grown up with Malaysian food, so we could be considered a hard-to-please group in terms of Malaysian food. We were impressed with the dishes - pomfret, kway tiaw, sotong (squid), fried oysters, vegetable lemak, chicken, bubor cha cha & ice kachang. It was just like home cooked - no MSG or trans fats. The chef makes a practice of meeting his clientele - a nice personal touch. The ambience is just like it is in Malaysia, nothing over the top - the effort and focus is in the meal. Restaurant and washrooms are clean. I would recommend this dining experience even though the server was a little quirky but meant well.

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Tap Beer & Wine wiz Crabs
By Currylover of Richmond (2 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, November 11, 2007 - 12:36pm [Dine in]

This restaurant is absolutely amazing with its vast variety method of cooking to individual preferences......I am a fanatic seafood lover....this place offered 81 styles of cooking crabs and 85 type of taste for the lobsters....as told to me by the owner, Jac who seems to be quite charming and courteous with his customers.

We came in with a group of 7 and we had both crabs and lobsters prepared with different curry flavour.....the taste was so unique and furthermore they also serve Tap Beer....that comes with free snacks too.....What a bargain, !!! The wine was good too...The atmosphere in the restaurant was pretty good and we could really take our time with the food and drinks while chating away....

The prices in the menu was pretty reasonable comparing to the fine quality of food there so will definitely be back again very soon with my buddies.

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great home cooked food
By littlechef of kuala lumpur, malaysia (1 Review)
Submitted Sunday, September 30, 2007 - 7:38pm [Dine in]

my family and i were on holiday in vancouver for one month from May 15th till June 20th 2007. It so happen that a friend of my friend brought us to this restaurant. They have this home-cooked food which is served in my country. Even my youngest daughter who does not like curry in my country starts to like curry when she ate here in this restaurant which is not spicy and hot. We had curry lamb and chicken to go with the coconut-fragrant rice. Even it goes very well with plain rice. The meat is tender and even the prawns are just nicely crunchy, done to perfection in taste. We asked the chef if he could cook for us fried oyster (ho-chieen) which is one of the hawker food in my country and the chef was able to cook it for us even though it is out of the menu. The food is great. Really Malaysian Food. We went there many times during this trip. Now we know where to dine for good curries, the REAL MALAYSIAN FOOD when we are in Richmond, Vancouver. Many thanks to Mr. Jac for making this trip of ours home-like in a foreign land!!!!

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Fine Dinning Place
By finediner of Richmond, B.C. (1 Review)
Submitted Sunday, September 30, 2007 - 11:41am [Dine in]

We went to this restaurant in several occasions together with friends and family members. We like the food here very much because the chef will tailor the food according to our taste; especially in a healthy cooking method of low sugar and zero trans fat.

It's a comfortable dining experience here as we asked for foods to be cooked in the ways we wanted and the chef can easily handle our request. We find the hospitality is overwhelming thus we also have our classmate and business gathering here.

Often to our surprise, we found our other friends, associates and customers enjoying their lunch and dinner in this restaurant; it's a meeting up places for us, too.

Many signature dishes as various ways of cooking lobsters, 81 types of curry crabs, crabs soap, duck soap, fried oyster, lotus leaf fish and etc which so different from other restaurants ought to be tried by food lovers and fine diners.

Prices could be a little bit higher than cafe type restaurants, about $2 or $3 but I guess you pay what you get; we find it's food quality is excellent and cooking is innovative.

This restaurant is having a Customers Appreciation period where it is 10% off for bills over $60 and a 15% off for bills over $100.

We all find this is an interesting place for having a relaxing, comfortable and fine dining.

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Mediocre food
By waikiki of Vancouver (8 Reviews)
Submitted Wednesday, March 5, 2008 - 1:06am [Dine in]

My friends and I went there for food during Chinese New Year. We ordered several dishes together and shared them. Overall, the food is below par, except for the fish head curry which is really well done. The rojak tasted weird (with a hint of tap water) and the ais kacang does not feel right: 1. The ice was too coarse 2. The atapchi was missing even though it was listed in the menu. The yee sang is kinda weird too. The fish is too little and it was served with plum sauce instead of being marinated with vinegar and other sauces. The place is clean and nice, even though I honestly think the colour of the washroom is too bright.

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