This place is pretty fancy looking. We were the first table there but the place filled up quickly! And this was a Thursday morning.
The XLB’s were good. Didn’t blow me away but it was good. You could see a chain of Asian men making them fresh as there is a see through window.
My family enjoyed the soy milk. The rice rolls with pork shreds was really good. It was perhaps the simplest dish but was also best. The lightly fried pork buns were good.
The braised pork with preserved veggies was not good. The pork was mostly dry and hard to chew cause some pieces tastes like wood. The veggies tastes off too. I’ve had so much better than this in the Boston area.
My friends always visit this place when they go to Seattle so I was expecting a lot. I can see why they like it so much. There weren’t many places like this in Seattle when I lived there. However, I really think you can do better in the many Asian restaurants found in Markham. Try a smaller place such as Sam’s Congee Delight. They sell similar stuff and it’s very good!
Got here too late to try their BBQ. However, the rest of their food did not disappoint. General Gaus was good. The pig blood congee was even better than Sam’s Congee Delight. Service is so so, but we arrived late…about 45 minutes till closing.
Nothing to say since I am not a milk tea fan. Based on the ad outside the place, it looks like they’ve won awards. My family who does drink this stuff says it tastes stronger than those in Boston. I took a sip and to me it tastes like iced tea with sweetened milk. It’s not my thing. 😀
I heard the egg tarts are the bomb here. They are! These are like deep dish egg tarts! Flavor is excellent. They sell a lot of these so you’re always getting a fresh batch. We paid $7 for a half dozen.
They sell other tasty looking treats too. All of their pastries look super yum!
Okay, so this place is a big deal up here. It’s the equivalent of Dunkin Donuts back in Boston. You’ll find a Tim Hortons on almost every block here.
I tried it for the first time today. I’m not impressed. Not about the coffee, but the service. I asked for 2 medium iced coffees with milk and 2 sugars each. We also had 2 large hot coffees. The hot coffee came out in a minute. The iced coffees came like 5 minutes later. Not only that, my ICED coffee had two cubes of ice in one cup and none in the other. WTF!
To top things off, my order came to $8.40 and I gave them $9. I never got my change or was offered it. Okay…I figured whatever as I’m about to get mind blowing coffee. Whatever. Now I wish I got my Canadian 40 cents back. I couldn’t drink the coffee till I got back to the hotel and filled it with my own ice. Bitches! 😡
The decor is nothing like the other places we’ve eaten at in Toronto. It looks and feels much lower grade. The dish I had was good though. I ordered half roast pork and half roast duck over rice. Only problem with the food is the hoisin sauce was gooey. It wouldn’t even stick to the meat! I just ended up not using it.
I can’t decide how I feel about this place. Kind of over rated. Not bad by any means. Perhaps we just way over ordered and got real tired of it quickly. Definitely worth a try at least once. I personally think the food is very good…better than Boston even. I guess I had the idea that this place would blow me away. It didn’t but that doesn’t mean the food isn’t good.
Very busy place with not enough parking! Food is pretty good, especially considering this is a buffet. They’ve got a good variety of Japanese sushi and Chinese food. There’s also a very cool robot that makes noodles automatically.
Tuesday’s are the day to go as dinner prices are just $22 Canadian dollars for adults. Be warned about the lack of parking though!
Very good congee. Comes out super hot and tasty. Noodles are made as you order them by a man at the front of the store. Same with the fried dough things.