Shang Noodlehouse – New West

I’ve been here for take-out a few times – for Dim Sum and for the Noodles. I would say their specialty is the different style of noodles (ramen, etc.. LOL). @yvrnomswidlindu won a 3-course meal (The Christmas Special) for two so she took me instead of her (picky) boyfriend 🙂

V-STAR Rating: 

Variety – 8/10 – There’s dim sum options, lots of noodles (dry or soup base or fried), and meat options. I guess it is to your discretion what you think would be good at a SHANG NOODLEHOUSE

Service – 9.5/10 – The staff is very friendly and understanding. They noticed we didn’t really touch our Lobster Bisque so they asked us if anything is wrong with it. I was too shy to say anything so I said it’s fine, but L was quick to speak her mind. As a result, we got it replaced with the other appetizer option, Smoked Salmon and Spring Roll. The oddest combination but meh.

Taste – 7/10 – The best dish was the XLB, then the two dessert (Milk Tea Pudding with Pearls and Mango Pudding), then the coffee, then the Squid Ink Noodles with Steak + the other soup base noodles, then the Lobster Bisque and Spring Roll w/ Smoked Salmon tied for last – l o l. I guess appetizers aren’t there forté? But no seriously, The Milk Tea Pudding with Pearls was BOMB DOT COM!!!!!!!!!!!!!! MUST TRY!!!!!!!!!!!!

Atmosphere – n/a

Reasonably Priced – 7/10 – I would say it’s very expensive for dim sum. The soup and/or noodles are okay priced – you get your bang for the buck for this one. Since this was free (thank goodness), I can’t really say much about the pricing…

Overall, I wouldn’t come here again for the Christmas special, but I would still come back for the soup and noodles stuff (Thai Style Noodles yum yum!)

yours truly,

tb ❤

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Empire Seafood Restaurant – Richmond

Since we were hanging out in Richmond for the early afternoon, DIM SUM was the appropriate lunch cuisine! I’ve never been here, but I think it is one of my favourite places now….

 

V-STAR Rating:

Variety – 9/10 – It’s DIM SUM. There’s always a variety of food choices and lunch menu items

Service – 9/10 – Maybe it’s because my friend was speaking in Cantonese, but the service was good?

Taste – 10/10 – Everything was delicious or I was really hungry. The ha (g/c)ao wasn’t soggy like some places. My taste buds were dancing in a good way.

Atmosphere – n/a – However, it started to snow and it was so beautiful to watch it fall while we were on the upper level…

Reasonably Priced – 8/10 – I don’t think it was cheap but it was not expensive either. Just about right for Dim Sum here anyways….

Overall, I would definitely come here again!!

yours truly,

tb ❤

Dinesty – Richmond

I don’t think I ever had pork soup dumplings before… shocker, i know. I was told this place had the best XLB (XIAO LONG BAO – pork soup dumplings in Cantonese(?)).

“V-STAR” Rating:

Variety – 8/10 – There were many pages of food choices – almost too much…. (which makes it hard to choose). But on the other hand, a lot of variety is good in case you are craving one thing or another.

Service – 5/10 – It takes so long just to get a waitress to notice you, to come over and help you, to serve you. Most of them are literally just standing at the counter chitchatting. They seem reluctant when a hand goes up (asking for help). I asked for water with ice and they came back with room temperature water.

Taste – 7/10 – The XLB was good. IT was my first time eating it. There was plenty of juice to explode.

Atmosphere – n/a

Reasonably Priced – 7/10 – Some things are priced right. Others are expensive. I guess this would depend on the value you put on the food there to determine whether or not it is worth the money.

Overall, I probably wouldn’t come to THIS location again and would try the Burnaby one next time.

yours truly,

tb ❤

Fishman Village – Toronto

It took me almost one two hours to get to this place from Mississauga. I was starving so everything tasted really good to me. Let’s keep that in mind as I rate the categories.

“V-STAR” Rating:

Variety – 8/10 – From what I can remember, there was a lot to choose from. The fancy stuff. The basic Chinese dishes. Almost everything is available here. .. just almost.

Service – 6.5/10 – I feel like you have to be Asian AND be able to speak their language if you want good service from them.

Taste – 9/10 – The fried rice was amazing! You could really taste the lobster. They put certain spices and flavors that were foreign to me as a BC resident who only ate at Chinese Restaurants in BC… Even the lobster taste different.. It was deep fried in some sort of powder…

Atmosphere – n/a 

Reasonably Priced – $$$$ – I want to say it’s pricey since it was over $300 for just four of us … but then again we ordered quite a lot and had a lot leftover…

Overall, I wouldn’t come here on my own. I only came here because of my relatives and it is overpriced for students fresh out of University.

Fishman Village Restaurant 
Address: 4500 Steeles Ave E, Markham, ON L3R 0L2

yours truly,

tb ❤