Sunday 8 September 2013

Ho Yuen Kee: Try the Lobster!

Ho Yuen Kee is a restaurant that I hear about frequently on the Chinese radio but have not visited in awhile. Since we were hosting a friend from out of town, we decided to go eat some trusted yummy Vancouver Chinese food.

Lobster with sticky rice: We had to order Ho Yuen Kee's famous dish, the lobster and added the sticky rice on recommendation by the server. The lobster was fresh and juicy with the rice soaking up all the juices underneath. The sticky rice just seemed like the texture of normal rice actually and wasn't sticky at all. There were corn pieces mixed into the rice.

Lobster with sticky rice
Bok Choy with Tofu: Cooked bok choy surrounded a plate of soft tofu drizzled in sweet soy sauce. Have to get our dose of veggies!

Bok Choy with Tofu
Beef Brisket & Tendon pot: I really enjoy eating beef brisket and tendons when dining out because it takes a long time to marinate and cook it to the perfect tenderness. This dish was delicious with the brisket and tendons completely soft and marinated thoroughly with the sauce. Great comfort food.

Beef Brisket & Tendon pot
Tofu pudding: Another famous dish here is the tofu pudding. The texture is delicate and smooth while retaining a semi-firm form. Adding a bit of sweet ginger syrup makes this a perfect dessert to end the meal.

Tofu pudding

Heart shaped syrup in tofu pudding
Be sure to make a reservation before eating here because there aren't many tables to fill all the eager customers! We were seated almost straight away with our reservation but I saw some people wait for 15-30 minutes for their table.

Ho Yuen Kee interior
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