Indian-Style Chinese Cuisine with original recipes by Winston, who is Chinese but was born, raised and learned how to cook in India.
Went here with the family the other night. Have not venture to this restauant since 2009 and was curious to try it again. Was not sure what to order and spoke to the owner of the restaurant. He was very helpful and very accommadating. He suggested the chicken chow mein for the kids and the adults had the popular fried spicey fish, spicy beef and sweet and sour chicken. The noodle dish was ok as there was shredded chicken not chunks of chicken and lots of vegetables, so the value was not really there for the price. The sweet and sour chicken was pretty good. But the spicy fried fish and the spicy beef was excellent. The owner offered us half portions on the dishes so that we were able to try a bit of everything rather than committing to a larger portion that we might not like. The owner and the staff was very friendly and refilled our tea when needed. They seem to be very appreciative that we gave them a chance to dine there. One thing I would like to mention is that the restaurant can be very busy with take outs and dine in, we fortunately arrived just before the dinner rush. Was very impressed and would dine again in the near future. The prices are a little higher than most chinese restaurants, but overall the dining experience was delightful.
The Other Half and I stopped by for a quick lunch today. I have been here before with groups, but this was the first time I've ventured in with just two people.
Greetings were prompt and friendly. We were seated and then tea and menus arrived almost instantly. We ordered sweet and sour chicken and the tofu, broccoli and eggplant with spicy garlic sauce. The food came quickly, and it was GOOD!! Fresh, hot and tasty, both large dishes. Lots of rice. They asked our preference on heat level, and I think we got "Caucasian-medium" instead of "real-medium", but I'm starting to learn that I should ask if there really IS a difference...
It was a quick lunch - we were in and out in about 40 minutes. Just what we needed. We left comfortably full, but happy.
The reataurant is clean, the service is excellent, the food is very, very good. Great place, we'll try it for take-out soon.
We order few of the dishes & found they used SAME sauce in all of them. Owner too friendly. I hope he spend more time on food than pleasing customer. Chilli Pepper House in Surrey is much better option for Indo-Chinese food & with average service.
Both of these restaurants are known for Indo-Chinese menu.
I was a bit aprehensive to try 'Indian Style Chinese' but I was pleasently suprised! It's not your usualy style indian food but it's a great twist. I usually get the wonton soup with the butter chicken. The deep fried banana for dessert is yummy too. The service is good as well, the staff are all really friendly. They usually throw in some extras such as prawn crackers or something if you're a regular. Pretty good price too. As it says on the menu 'Just The Taste Will Bring You Back!'
Our family group of 10 ate a belated Mother's Day lunch here this afternoon. We had a reservation for 2pm and were seated as soon as we arrived at about 2:02. We were given our choice of tables and the staff were cheerful. Water and a really good green tea were on the tables within minutes. We were hungry and ordered 13 different dishes plus 4 orders of the deep fried mini buns and managed to eat all but one little container to take home. Our appies (2 kinds of dumplings, lettuce wraps and the slightly sweet deep fried mini buns - yummy) came quickly and as we finished them the other dishes started to arrive. The main dishes arrived in nice order with some meat, some rice, some veggie, some noodles and then more of one or the other. Outstanding were the Masala Rice, the Dai Ching Chicken, the Chicken Lettuce Wraps and the Hot Chili Dumplings with Garlic (both Veggie and Chicken). The Manchurian Rice was good but more pedestrian that the Masala version. The Butter Chicken was very creamy but mild. The Dai Ching Chicken said it was three chilies hot and was the only thing we ordered above a mild and it was not hot. A nice warmth to it but we should not have listened to other reviewers who said that everything here is much hotter than other places that use the 1,2 and 3 chillies measures of heat. We really like spicy food but didn't find this very hot at all. Desserts for all of us were Deep Fried Bananas and/or Pineapple with ice cream and were very good. My sister-in-law and her hubby decided last night to try the place in advance of today's lunch and they were very happy to be back there again today. They said it was very busy last night between 8 and 10 pm. It was quiet this afternoon. The bill came to 158.00 for 10 very hungry adults (including three young men with huge appetites) without any alcohol. Great value for the money and good interesting food. We will go back next time we are in Surrey.
For us this is kinda an oasis in the Surdel area. A change from the plethora of Scott Road Indian restaurants and the lousy Chinese places. My wife's favourite although she can't handle really spicy food. Certainly the decor and ambiance is nothing special but the food is usually excellent. We have eaten here a lot and the service is usually good although it can get busy and slow things down. Their take out is usually late and they have screwed up orders but generally we find the food excellent. The boss loves the wonton as she does not eat red meat. Great sweet and sour chicken soup. There are a lot of mundane restaurants but the Green Lettuce is not one of them. I have always enjoyed the food. Check it out...
I've eaten here once and taken out twice since than. Every time that I have eaten here, I have been satisfied. That says something because I am a picky eater!
The first time, I had the Gobi Manchurian (which i asked them to make dry and not too oily), with vegetable fried rice. The Gobi Manchurian was exellent. However, I only got to eat 5 pieces because my friends also loved it so it was gone pretty fast. The Vegetable Fried Rice was good but nothing special...as I would have liked more egg and/or vegetable.
The next two times, I got the same dry and not too oily Gobi Manchurian with Naan Roti and Vegetable/Egg Fried Rice. The Manchurian was as good as the first time, the Roti was really good and the fried rice was alright. I really like the roti, but my friend told me that the roti is store bought. I really liked it so I bought it -"Reya Naan" the next time I went to Superstore.
The food also gets ready quickly, even though it's always busy every time I came here, and the staff is friendly and jovial :).
This place is run by a Chinese family from India. It is quite startling to hear Hindi spoken like a native by a Chinese person. Even the English is Indian-accented! Once you get past that inconguity, you're faced with another one: A fusion of Indian and Chinese cuisine. Some dishes work very well, others bring out the worst of the two types of food. You should try this place out and find your favourites. Mine are the Bombay style shrimp curry and the skewered chicken appetizer. Very spicy, so ask for mild if you can't handle it. Bring a hanky to mop your sweating brow! I wish sometimes they would lower the chili factor and let the other spices shine through. Still, I like to eat here when I'm in the mood for not quite Indian, not quite Chinese. The prices are about at high as they should be. They have lunch specials but dinner can be expensive for what you get.
We tried the Green Lettuce tonight on a snowy Thursday evening for the first time. It was just about half full at 8pm, which we thought was a good sign, and we were right! Richard the waiter took care of everything and made recommendations when we let him know we were newbies. He recommended starting with a soup, so we tried the chicken hot and sour soup and the chicken and mushroom soup. Both were great, but we preferred the chicken and mushroom for the delicious broth and big mushroom chunks. A good sized appie plate of veggie pakora arrived, courtesy of the kitchen. They were perfect and delicious!
After that our mains came within 10 minutes of being ordered, since we ordered while we sipped our soups. We got a full sized black bean sauce with chicken, which was gingery and also came with lots of vegetables integrated in the dish. For our veggie plate we got the Chinese style stir fry snow peas, mushrooms, and bamboo shoots. It was mild but had a nice kick at the end. for two people we definitely ordered too much food! We will be getting half orders next time (as Richard had originally recommended.)
Oh, and Richard brought out two full sized deep fried bananas with ice cream desserts, again on the house! The batter on the banana was perfect and light.
Overall the bill for the two of us was $33 before tax, which is really reasonable for such complex flavours and incredibly fresh food. We'll definitely be back!
This place is walking distance from my house but I've always been concerned about their sign claiming "Indian style Chinese food". Anyway, there certainly was no need to panic, it's actually pretty good.
With well over 100 items on the menu, figuring out what you want is the hard part. I just told the waiter to surprise me. We had hot and sour soup, satays, spring rolls, some kind of chicken dish and a noodle dish. This was far too much food for us and we wound up taking another meal's worth home.
Luckily we planned ahead and saved room for dessert. A deep-fried banana with ice-cream and maple syrup. Not too sweet but ever so good. Would definitely go here again.
The first time I tried thier food, I was really impressed. I've been here a few times (maybe 4)...and each time I loved my food! It's really delicious, be careful of how "spicy" you want it to be, and DO tell them. Their Manchurian chow mein is yummy! They have big portions as well. It's a good idea for pick-up....too bad they are not open late. I think they close around 10 or 11 pm.
I wouldn't sit down and eat their...I have done it once but wouldn't again. I rather pick up my food and eat it at home! Even though they are a small little place, they make up for it with their food....it has always been really busy everytime I've gone their.
Definately reccommend trying it :).
Located on corner of 64th and 120th... across from the 711 (the other plaza) with FishWorld, Opus Laser Clinic and Champers etc.
First off this is the best chinese/indian restraunt out there. The food is amazing and always good! Being indian, I love the authenic indian taste with the chinese twist. The menu is huge, and everything is worth a shot. The ambiance of the place is probably the only downfall along with the service. They lack professionalism like other places BUT the food more than makes up for it.
A group of 11 of us went here for dinner last night (they had to put together three tables to fit our party: good thing I made reservations). The place was quite crowded when we got there.
Interesting menu, tonnes of selection. The food was interesting, some of the Chinese dishes had a little too much curry powder for me but was still good. Chow Mein and deep-fried green beans were great. Service was slow: whenever we wanted another drink or napkins of more plum sauce we had to flag a waiter down.
All in all, decent experience but I don't think I'll be back.
Great value for a quick lunch. I think the lunch specials run around $6.95 per plate. Kung Pao chicken is great, huge serving. Best bet is to go with someone else and share a couple plates. Also try the eggplant & tofu veggie dish, and the peppering fish. Great flavour and if you like it spicy they can definitely kick it up a notch.