Food: Had their congee and rice noodle roll combo. Congee is better than other Chinese congee/noodle places, especially compared to what you get from those Asian mall food courts. Congee here isn't runny or watery, and has a good amount of stuff in it (ie. sliced beef, chicken, preserved egg, pork etc). Rice noodle rolls are good (but then again, it would take a lot of effort to mess up something as simple as rice noodle rolls).
Service: For a Chinese restaurant in Richmond, this service is great. They acknowledge you, take your order, and thank you when you pay and leave. Food comes hot and fast (even if it's take-out).
Value: Huge bowl of congee with a plate of rice noodle rolls (or whatever side dish you pick ex. soya sauce fried noodle),
competitively priced: Cheaper than some HK cafes and even some food court places.
Ambiance: Dinning area looks clean. It's very quiet (to a point where it's a bit eerie) in there for some reason: no background music, and the patrons don't talk much.
Love to have a bowl of their congee is this cold, rainy weather. And perfect for battling/recovering from a cold (just like what my mom use to feed me whenever I got sick).
There is nothing wrong with this place besides that fact that it resides in a lil' Asian strip mall off Park Rd. Everything here is edible and really fit's the Asian comfort-food tag coined by fellow DineHere reviewer.
Tasty congee and wun tun noodle soup are the features and most non-Asians may not feel as-ready 2 experiment. It's kinda like dining at ur GrandMa's house. Nothing fancy and no fuss.
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.
The congee here is great and they have combo meals which consists of congee with a side order for like $5. But their noodles and everything else is pretty crappy. Also for some reason only the owner lady is allowed to take your cash. I guess she does trust the staff with the money so sometimes you gotta just wait if she's busy. I only come here for the congee.
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