Chasiu (bbq pork) noodle soup. Rating: 5/6
Lai Tong (house special soup…comp) Comfort food!
Curry Beef Brisket. Comes with accompanying steamed rice. Price: $8.50 Rating: 6/6
The BEST curried beef brisket in Metro Vancouver…perhaps all of Canada! I have never had such tender brisket in my life. The curry is unique; with a coconut base, but it’s not like Thai curry and it definitely isn’t that insipid yellow Chinese curry. It had great flavour and has to be tried! That is, if you like Curried beef brisket. They also have other meats and veg to choose from for their curries, but this is the classic and it always comes with steamed white rice. You can’t order the curry by itself. I guess they don’t see the point of doing that because you need a ton of rice to sop up all the great curry.
Gai laan with cod slices. Rating: 6/6
Can you see those lovely chunks of white fish? They were tender and delicious! The gai lan was perfectly tender.
Beef and broccoli. Rating: 6/6
There was so much beef! and I liked how it was not drowning in sauce. Really good. Great price.
Barley egg drop sweet dessert soup. Rating: 4/6 But it’s comp, so I shouldn’t complain, should I?
There are combo specials on the menu where you order a number of dishes from a special selection of choices. You then get all your extras like steamed rice, soup and dessert. We did this and ordered two veggie dishes to get the extras and then ordered on top of that the Curry Beef Brisket and the Chasiu wonton noodle soup. It was a big meal and we took some stuff home.
Prices are really reasonable and you get good portions. The service is efficient. However, the ambience—meh. There are booths with formica and laminate tops and there also are some larger tables for parties of 10 or so.
The restaurant is an institution and is actually a chain that has locations in Richmond (in my opinion, the best), Coquitlam and on Victoria Drive. Generally, this is what I consider a hole-in-the-wall, but that varies from location to location.
The menu offers Malaysian curries, Cantonese dishes, noodles, fried rice, baked rice and spaghetti, sandwiches, bubble tea and combo dinners.
Parking is along Main Street and around the neighbourhood.
Try the Richmond location for the satays…it seems to be a notch better for overall quality and ambience (but not that much).