Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Lunch @ Red Star Seafood 鴻星海鮮酒家

for past year and a half, i refused to come here after experiencing poor service. since sunday afternoon is hard to find spaces everywhere (couldn't book richmond kirin), decided to give this place another chance

BBQ Duck with rice vermicelli 燒鴨瀨
ordered regular instead of special from previous experience
they give you parts with little meat for specials
definitely its signature dish
tender, juicy, and well marinated meat
not too salty and matches well with plum sauce
BBQ Pork (Cha Siu) with rice 叉燒飯
$4.99 lunch special
juicy and well made
sauce simmers well into meat
Chiu Chow Steam Dumpling 潮州粉果
dumpling skin is thin however falls apart when removing
not too many nuts and not too salty
Fried Spring Roll with Seaweed
crispy exterior
shrimps not too salty and matches well with the crispiness
Sweet crepe - not too much peanut butter used, overall not as sweet as expected
Fried egg dough (dan saan) 蛋散 - also not that sweet, well fried and comes loose once bitten into

Red Star Seafood 鴻星海鮮酒家
2200-8181 Cambie Road
Richmond BC V6X 3X9
(604) 270-3003

-service was still not that good, one of the managers seemed like he was sleeping on the spot, you really need to visit often and be close to the staff in order to get good service in these chinese restaurants
-we had 3 cars and couldn't find parking at all even when the restaurant was only 40% full for sunday lunch hours
-food overall is great but bad service and hard parking really turns customers away
-would only come again for BBQ duck

Style: dim sum (點心)
Visited on: Apr 15, 2012

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