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Yum Yum TumSurrey, BCSince November 29, 20104 Reviews
Average Rating
2 (2.2)
  • Food2.5 (2.5)
  • Service2.5 (2.3)
  • Value2 (1.8)
  • Ambiance2.5 (2.3)


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Terracotta Modern Chinese52 Alexander Street, Vancouver
Trying to be sophisticated Chinese food
Submitted Monday, November 29, 2010 - 3:26am [Dine in]

There is a reason that fusion food an go amuck. Throwing two different flavors together will not magically yield delicious results. Which is why it didn't work at Terracotta.

Having dinner for my girlfriend's birthday here, we arrived, famished.

We ordered the duck wraps, fried squid, seafood stirfry, pot stickers, egg rolls and black cod.

The duck wrap skins were thick and broken when they arrived, and almost looked pita like. This was the best dish of the night, taste wise. Good

The fried squid was inedible - as the squid gave off a near ammonia like flavor and was underfried with a mushy interior. Epic fail

Seafood stirfry - Strange tasting in general, lots of celery. Needed more ginger to offset some of the fishiness (and I love fish)

Potstickers were good. Good

Eggrolls were very blah, tasting - bland and over friend in some parts and underfriend in other, so it was soggy in bits and mushy in other bits. Fail

Black cod was undercooked in the center, but overall had no flavor whatsoever. Fail

Service - Waitress seemed bothered by us, and didn't see us often, even though we had the biggest table there and was fine charging us the 18% service charge.

Value - OVERPRICED for Chinese food. A few blocks over and you can have authentic Chinese food at half the price, double the portions and triple the taste.

I'm sure I'll return, but only because someone is bound to have another birthday dinner there.

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Saint Germain Bakery4151 Hazelbridge Way, Unit 1428, Richmond
Best sponge cake!
Submitted Monday, November 29, 2010 - 3:13am [Dine in]

As chinese pastries go, I love the sponge cake from Saint Germain the best... to the point where I won't eat it elsewhere now. It's dense, but light, moist, but not oily. It's not overly sweet and just absolutely fantastic. It's the reason I don't eat cake with icing anymore.

Love, love, LOVE it.

Oh, and their salty egg custard buns, egg tarts and mango cakes rock my world too!

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Beansprout Bubble Tea House3189 King George Highway, #14, Surrey
Not bubble tea like you think...
Submitted Monday, November 29, 2010 - 3:08am [Dine in]

If you think that Beansprout Bubble Tea House means that it houses a large selection of bubble teas, it does not. In fact, it doesn't house a large size of anything.

Beansprout is probably due to the fact that it has a small selection of a number of things. It has a small selection fo loose teas, tea mints, vietnamese sandwiches, vietnamese noodles (not to be confused with pho noodles - these are like them but a very mini mini portion), coffee, iced tea, snacks and some bubble tea.

We tried one of their vietnamese sandwiches, two noodle soups, a mango slush with bubbles and a green tea with no bubbles. This place is a small sandwich shop, so has a small number of small tables, so we ordered take out.

The mango slush was very fake powdery tasting and sour. The bubbles were too soft. Fail.

They use a special tea for the green tea, which makes it very light tasting, and not the traditional green tea taste you are use to. this isn't bad - it's just different. Pass

Noodle soup - bland, very little noodles. Okay for kids. Pass

Sandwich - Needs more meat, but still tasty. Good

Value - The noodle soup - you don't get a lot, especially when you think of what you can get in Richmond for 6 or 7 dollars. And the soup base is bland. The sandwhich needs more meat. I prefer Bai Le in the T and T Plaza for the same price.

Ambiance is fine for a sandwich shop, it's cutesy and the service is family run which is quaint. But the bubble tea is not good. I love vietnamese sandwiches and bubble tea and was hoping to get two for one here, but no luck on either. I won't be back, unless I'm desperate, because I would go here to get a sandwich if I was desperately craving one.

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Sticky Rice Thai & Asian Cuisine8077 King George Boulevard, #101, Surrey
Good from far, far from good
Submitted Monday, November 29, 2010 - 2:46am [Dine in]

Didn't know where to go for an early dinner in South Surrey and was about to head to Cactus Club when Sticky Rice Thai & Asian Cuisine caught my eye. Love to try asian fare in Surrey as good quality ethnic food, much less good quality food of value is seriously missing from this area. But I digress.

The restaurant is obviously new. The ambiance is solid, I'll give it that. Dark woods, with asian fabrics and flowers. I hoped they put as much into the food as they put into the decor.

We ordered Tom Ka Gai (Spicy Coconut Soup), Beef Satays (but it comes as a lettuce wrap - more later), papaya salad, green curry and pad thai.

The soup was sugary sweet. I've heard that to avoid using MSG some restaurants use sugar to bring out the sweetness that MSG does, but this was dessert sweet. It had the requisite lemon grass pieces, and some other herbs (I didn't see all of the necessary herbs), but it was definitely lacking a bit of sour, bit of heat, more simmer time and huge reduction in sugar. Fail

Beef Satays. You know who makes a good Satay? Tropika. And it's a pretty basic satay. First, it's on a stick. Second, it's bite sized. Finally, it's seasoned relatively well. And to finish it off, it's got a basic peanut sauce. The satays here are not on a stick... which pretty much tells me it's not a satay! And the portion of meat is huge. I mean, it's flat and large, so unweildy to share. Finally, it was tasteless and tasted as if it had been tenderized chemically. Bland and boring and came with lettuce to make lettuce wraps. It should be renamed "lettuce wraps". Fail

Papaya salad. Wilty, soft and too fishy. Needed to have lots of lime, the extra sugar that went into the soup and not arrive looking brown. Double fail. But I didn't have the heart to tell her that it tasted disgusting so I said it was too spicy and she took it off the bill.

Green curry - although it said that it is a mild curry, be forewarned that green curry is marked as a medium curry almost everywhere else. However, I found that if you eat the meat or the egg plant alone, the heat is low, but the sauce eaten with rice, the heat is much higher. The green curry was good, but the meat was tenderized (but most asian places do this). Good, but a bit pricey at $18 dollars.

Pad Thai - if you get it with the prawns, you pay extra, but the prawns are big, good and you get a fair amount. Peanuts are on the side. My kids really liked this dish, and so did the adults. Great!

Service - they seemed short staffed but we had dinner around 5:15, and when we left another waitress arrived. Our hostess was also our waitress and she was quite busy, and forgot our drinks.

Value - poor. Just can't justify paying $18 for curry when the rest of the stuff is so blah.

Was hoping we found a good Thai restaurant close to home... but sadly, we cannot return.

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