Bubble World is a Taiwanese restaurant chain with 10 locations in Metro Vancouver. Despite its success, I didn’t go there very often. My most recent visit was in July 2018 at their Burnaby Kingsway location.
We started our lunch a plate of braised chicken gizzards, honeycomb tripes, and tofu curds. The restaurant calls them “marinated” goods, but I think “braised” is the better term to describe them. There are 8 options and people can choose any 3.
Braised goods are iconic Taiwanese appetizers. I was just back from my Europe trip, and food like this was much needed. Chicken gizzards were the one I missed the most because we don’t marinate them at home. It was too bad that they don’t have chicken liver or chicken hearts!
My main course was stir-fried lamb with green onions. The dish can be ordered on its own or in a set with rice and two side veggies. The beef option is also available for this dish. I like stir-fry dishes because it is always fresh and the chef has to prepare it on the spot. It was simple and met my expectation of a Taiwanese stir-fry dish.
My sister ordered Hakka style pork & squid with satay sauce. Taiwan is home to Hakka people, and their cuisine is very unique. This Hakka stir-fry dish is now very popular and available in any Taiwanese restaurant. However, the one my sister got was quite different from the ones I had before. Unfortunately, I couldn’t tell if it is authentic or not because I haven’t been back to Taiwan for a long time. Overall, the taste was fine.
Bubble World is a solid Taiwanese restaurant. Their offering may be standard and not that interesting, but their prices are reasonable. I personally prefer MYST over Bubble World, but I still recommend everyone to try it once and see if you agree with me.
Bubble World Burnaby Info
Address: 4300 Kingsway, Burnaby, BC V5H 1Z5