A week ago, last Sunday, we headed out for lunch at a place called China Town in Halifax, located in Bedford Highway, you can’t miss it .. coz’ they have a very authethic looking gateway .. for an entrance. I haven’t been to this restaurant before.. because we go to Zen Chinese Cuisine at Lacewood always, but we figured we should try something new this trip. So we headed to China Town instead. We ordered just a few dim sum.. because i know.. “ang moh” donch eat much.. he was there.. just to humor me.. and the brat.. ?? well.. she never eats.. as you all may know by now.
The Glutinous rice was the first item that came out.. it was ok.. nothing spectacular about the inside ingredient.. but definitely edible. The restaurant wasn’t very busy either.. but you can see they have quite a few regulars there. There were a few “ang mohs” there as well.. with their chinese g/fs.
I ordered some har gow, no siew mai because usually they are just a lump of meat.. and i’m not eating loads of meat at all. We ordered the char siew pow.. because i missed char siew pau a lot. And of course for the brat, we ordered some Shanghai noodles.
The har gow sure looked pretty eh..?? but alas, the skin was sticky and lumpy and too thick for my liking.. the prawns were crunchy enough.. but i couldn’t taste any prawn taste in them.. which makes me thing that they were probably frozen .. and thawed out in the morning before the restaurant opened.
The char siew pau was the greatest disappointment.. they were drier than my face and nothing inside just a patch of red meat .. very little. I missed Teck Kee pau from home – they are the juiciest and the best i had eaten by far.
The Shanghai noodles were pretty good in fact.. alas, the brat wouldn’t eat it.. because there were greens in it.. she took a couple of spoonful.. and that was it. So we ta-pau .. more than half home. The “ang moh” ate some.. and i had some as well.. with lots of chrysanthemum tea.
Happy that we are done eating.. and ready to go.
Red and black decor and spacious is how China Town is .. and the staff are friendly.. albeit and non-impression male cashier.. probably the owner or manager..?