[Vancouver Food] Lunch @ Empire Garden Chinese Restaurant

Even though we didn’t like the dinner, I still revisited Empire Garden last Sunday (Oct 15) to have dim sum. It was delicious as usual. This place is one of a few dim sum places we visit from time to time, and we prefer here (in Langley) more than some other dim sum places in Burnaby or Richmond. As of March 2018, we had dim sum two more times at this place.

Food from Oct 15, 2017

Beef strips and tendons in spicy sause
Beef strips and tendons in spicy sauce

This is a classic dish that we order almost every time. Both the beef strips and tendons were very tender. I can see the efforts on preparing this because it takes long hours to soften the strips and tendons. The sauce wasn’t too spicy and tasted great with rice.

Baked raddish pastry
Baked radish pastry

The name suggests that it is baked, but I doubt that. The crust was a little bit oily. Regardless of the cooking methods, it was my favorite dish in today’s meal. As the name suggests, it contains daikon slices. I loved its light flavour very much.

Stuffed bean curd wraps in oyster sauce
Stuffed bean curd wraps in oyster sauce

It is another dish we almost always order. We are obsessed with it probably it is the only rolls that are not deep-fried.

Rice
Rice with spare ribs and chicken feet in lotus leaves

The good thing about this dish is that I can enjoy both the ribs and chicken feet without ordering them separately. Both were very delicious with the rice.

Deep fried meat dumplings
Deep fried meat dumplings

This is one of the deep-fried dishes I will order. The dumplings are much bigger than the ones in other restaurants. The skin remained soft and thick and tasted good with the meat fillings.

Food from Nov 12, 2017

This time, we had the chicken feet, the shiu mai, and the taro root dumplings. They are all traditional dishes we order frequently.

Chicken feet
Chicken feet
Shiu Mai
Shiu Mai
Taro Root Dumplings
Taro Root Dumplings

Food from Mar 4, 2018

The new dishes we ordered this time were the yolk custard buns (below) and the prawn & chives dumplings of which I forgot to take photos. I craved for the yolk custard buns for a long time, and they were very delicious as I expected.

Conclusion

We were always satisfied when having dim sum at this place. The restaurant is very popular not just with Asians, but with the locals as well. I am sure that everyone will find the dim sum here delicious.

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