I went for dim sum with my family and most of the food are not good ex: 蘿葡糕 in cubes tasteless and feels like eating flour, sticky rice wrap in leaves; not sticky at all falls apart, 燒賣shrimp not good and fall apart too, 排 骨spare ribs more fat than meat, noodle 拉麵 tasteless and cost $18...etc Well I for sure will not go back again for dim sum.
Ate at the Sun Feng, at Parker Place for the first time, the other day and was pleasantly surprised. The dining room was elegant with high ceilings and lots of light. We had the special menu before 11:30, which was 20% off,as advertised in the Ming Pao. There was a Northern style appetizer with shredded chicken, carrots, and jellyfish, excellent.There were steamed buns stuffed with chicken and chestnuts, a plate of fried rice noodles, and we ordered leather-jacket fish with maggie sauce. I noticed elsewhere that the siu mei looked large and juicy, as did the dim sum on other tables. The green onion pancakes were very thin and tasty. The menu is not that extensive, however the food was very good, not greasy and the ambiance and service were just fine.I shall return.
Last night, my buddies and I decided to dine on some succulent King Crab at the Shun Feng Seafood Restaurant located in Parker Place Mall in Richmond, BC. Boy was this a mistake. Don't let the fancy shmancy 'old world' hotel style decor fool you as the food quality will definitely not match it. After having picked our menu and the way we wanted the king crab to be prepared, we sat around and enjoyed our beers salivating on what we would be presented with momentarily. When the much anticipated main entreé finally arrived, we were extremely disappointed. Have you ever had just steamed garlic and butter in crab shells!? Well, come to this place and you'll be able to have "all you can eat" of this crap. In a nut shell, there was hardly any meat and what meat there was, it had the consistency of cotton candy - stringy and mushy. After comparing our dish with that of neighbouring tables, we definitely knew that this crab was at least on its last death crawl by the time the poor bastard hit the steamer. We called the manager over and basically let him know what was on our mind. His reaction? Surprisingly accomodating, but with a tinge of reluctance to say the least. He agreed to send out another new dish of crab. I am actually a bit surprised that the head chef would have allowed such a skimpy presentation of his culinary skills be allowed to leave his kitchen at all! Then the follow up dishes arrived which were a variety of 'hot pots' of differing meats and vegetables. The hot pots were medicoré at best and not served piping hot. I was not only surprised with the lack of quality but the lack of quantity too! Not that it mattered much at this point now. The fish dish that came out was alright but again, not anything special that we couldn't have ordered at a cheaper restaurant. Finally, the main king crab dish arrived and it was much better. The follow up king crab knuckle dish was also satisfactory but not spectacular as was the bland noodles served in the king crab skull shell. I have to also note that right after our first concerns were made, we never got the attentive service which we had been receiving prior to the dish coming out. Our tea pots were rarely filled up with hot water and a few other requests coincidentally got 'forgotten' such as my cousin's request for another beer. We were all definitely left with a feeling of major disatisfaction with what could have been a memorable meal during King Crab season. We settled our bill which came out to a whopping $371.00 and decided that they should have been unworthy of even a 10% tip! After waiting for another 20 minutes and with another friendly reminder to one of the managers, our dessert finally arrived which was a chestnut soup made with sweetened tofu. This may just have been the best meal of the night!