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sugardustVancouverSince November 28, 20114 Reviews
Average Rating
3 (3.1)
  • Food4 (3.8)
  • Service3 (2.8)
  • Value3.5 (3.5)
  • Ambiance2.5 (2.3)


Displaying 1 - 4 of 4 Reviews Found
Tropika2975 Cambie Street, Vancouver
Okay food, but don't expect good service.
Submitted Monday, November 28, 2011 - 1:51am [Dine in]

Food is okay - won't go into detail as I had a really bad experience with their waiters there; I'd avoid this place though as there are other better places for Malaysian/Asian/Indonesian food out there.

Had the cendol, and when I asked for some extra 'palm sugar' (which is one of the essential ingredients of cendol) the waiter said 'okay' without being too honest, and came back with a glass of honey. To say I was disappointed would be an understatement - I understand that this is Canada and not Malaysia, but if you're going to bring me honey, please tell me that that is all you have, instead of saying 'okay' when I ask for palm sugar.

Service was horrible throughout the night as the dishes came in rapid fire fashion but beyond ordering your food, the waiters are not interested in you at all and it is hard to get their attention.

I'd say that the best dish out of all that we had (and trust me, we had A LOT of dishes) would be the roti, though the food is by no means outstanding and is mediocre at best.

The 'crowning glory' of the night was when we left a rather small tip on account of them bringing me honey (it irritated me to no end) and them not finding the time to refill our glasses of water and taking 20 minutes to bring our cheque.. we are poor students and can't quite afford to tip where it is not deserved, I was tempted not to leave a tip at all.. but then, the waiter stared at us and asked, "IS SOMETHING WRONG?" in the most arrogant loud tone, to which we said "no, why?" and he said "well, usually our customers leave a much larger tip than that" and then he held out his hand.

This left us rather bewildered, but rather than cause a scene, the bf dropped a few more coins into his hand and we left promptly. One would think that it is universally acknowledged that when you leave a small tip (or no tip), you are showing how unhappy you are with the service; you shouldn't just stare at the customers in a surprised way and demand for an extra tip.

Bad service outweighs the mediocre food and we definitely won't be returning. There are many other places if you want to get a good Asian/Malaysian food fix.

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Al Basha3143 W Broadway, Vancouver
Good place if you want some falafel.
Submitted Monday, November 28, 2011 - 1:42am [Dine in]

Owner is a little grumpy, and doesn't talk too much but the food is really good.

Falafel wrap is filling and worth it, though al basha's plate is even more worth it - hummus is good, pitas come with the combos, and wraps come with all the vegetables of your choosing (their pickles are something else!) and hot sauce if you so wish. Both kinds of meat on offer are amazingly tasty, and I would definitely recommend this place if you're craving some middle eastern food.

Ambiance is quite nice, though a bit small and cramped, it was clean and there are two seats facing out of the window.

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Cafe D'Lite3144 W. Broadway, Vancouver
Certain dishes are good; not a place where you'd go to hang out though.
Submitted Monday, November 28, 2011 - 1:38am [Dine in]

My standards might be a little high, as I'm a Malaysian and am on the hunt for the best Malaysian food in Vancouver, but Cafe D'lite is somewhere in the middle in terms of good Malaysian food.

The chicken rice is certainly very good - fragrant rice, tasty chicken, good soup and some outstanding chili sauce but for $9 you definitely don't get what you pay for as the portions aren't that big. A full bowl of rice with a really small portion of chicken. :( You get a 'large' chicken rice for a few more dollars, and that one will fill you but for $12, the portion of chicken is still quite small so it's not particularly worth it unless you have a huge asian food craving. The laksa isn't too bad, the curry is flavorful and spicy, but I was quite disappointed as my 'seafood' laksa was more imitation crab meat than anything else. The Pan Mee is REALLY good though! If you're a fan, you'll love this dish. Chewy noodles, exactly how pan mee is supposed to be with lots of meat toppings and an egg. More filling than the chicken rice for some reason. We ordered the 'kai lan' vegetables cooked in oyster sauce and it wasn't particularly outstanding but nothing too bad. If you're hungry and are just looking to fill your stomach, you're better off going to somewhere else.

DO NOT go for the 'nasi lemak' as it is definitely not what nasi lemak is supposed to be like, and for $9 you get a measly egg along with rice, peanuts and some anchovies, ie nothing substantial.

The only drink we tried was 'cendol' to see if it was authentic - and it's better than the one you'd get at Tropika (another Malaysian restaurant) but by no means anything great. for $4 it's definitely not worth it, though it tastes pretty nice (unauthentic though!).

Service is mediocre, you pick your own seat and they're pretty quick in terms of coming with the menu and taking your order, but if you want to order extra drinks etc, it's hard to get their attention even though the restaurant is SO small.

Conclusion: Go if you're craving some pan mee, laksa or chicken rice, but avoid if you're the kind that wants to get your money's worth in restaurants as it's a little bit pricier than what you'd expect for the portions.

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Mongolie Grill467 West Broadway, Vancouver
Great service, good food - but it DOES smell like pee!
Submitted Monday, November 28, 2011 - 1:05am [Dine in]

Entered the restaurant, and it was incredibly busy but the waitress was friendly and told us to sit wherever we wanted and she'd be right with us as she was alone and ringing up a rather large group who wanted their bills split in a complicated manner.

Took a while, but when she finally did come for us, she was incredibly friendly and the first thing she asked was whether we'd ever been to a grill. We hadn't, so she sat down to explain how the process worked, she was incredibly clear and we really appreciated that. She took our orders for soup (only two choices - hot and sour, and corn chowder).

There's a wide array of meats - off the top of my head I remember seeing two or three types of beef, one was teriyaki.. chicken, pork, lamb, and a special 'house marinade meat'; but I was more concentrated on the seafood! There were scallops, shrimp, prawns (basically really large shrimp that was cut up :P), squid and some other things that I can't remember but didn't pick because I was scared I was racking up too much weight.

There was also a LARGE amount of vegetables - even banana chips - I picked cabbage, sprouts, onions, carrots and mushrooms though there were way more choices, and some tofu for the vegetarians out there!

Sauces were fun to pick - again, quite a number of them, I went for sesame oil and their special chili sauce with garlic and ginger while the bf went for a mix of teriyaki and black bean.

After handing our bowls to the chef, we went back to our table and were pleasantly surprised to see our soup and drinks waiting there for us! I went for corn chowder while the bf went for hot and sour.

I'm sad to say that if you come to The Mongolie grill, you definitely shouldn't be looking forward to the soup as hot and sour was like cold water with a sour tinge to it, and some unidentified vegetables while the corn chowder had plenty of mixed veg inside, but it too was tasteless, kind of like a thick tasteless gravy. We doused our soups in salt and pepper (there were some other condiments like this black sweet sauce and soy sauce which I put in too) just to give it a bit of flavour.

The food arrived a few short minutes after, and we were pleasantly surprised - we'd been dreading it having had tasteless soup - but it was really yummy!! It might just have been just that we picked the right sort of combination (my seafood went well with the sesame oil, garlic and chili) while the bf's combo of chicken, beef and lamb went really well with teriyaki and black bean sauce; it was all in all thoroughly filling with the rice and wraps. I preferred the wraps but my bf preferred rice so it was all good. Be careful though as the wraps are the chewy kind and not something that everyone might like. You can top up the rice (or at least, we managed to, but I think this might depend on the waitress)

*The best part? We had gone in after 9.30 so we got the 2 for 1 entree deal - you get up to $15 off on the second entree, which was amazing! We asked the waitress if this was a time-limited offer, and she said no. So definitely something to think about if you're hungry after 9.30, as the promotion is on every day of the week!

All in all, a good experience. Cheap, filling and tasty. You pick your own food and what you'd like on it, so it's not like anything can go wrong.

For all those trashing the service in earlier posts, I believe that those waitress have been fired, as the waitress who served us was quite chatty and told us she'd only been hired two and half months ago. The only gripe I have is that the restaurant smelled like pee - but besides the smell it was a good ambience, they even had candle lights on the table and a TV for those of you who'd like to watch sports :)

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