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 🙂
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!)
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….
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!!
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(?)).
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.
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.
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.
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