MYST Asian Fusion Restaurant is a Taiwanese restaurant on Kingsway in Burnaby. I’ve been here a few times, and I am always impressed by the speed of serving food.
We ordered Black Rice Cake with Peanut Crumbs as our appetizer. It is a traditional Taiwanese street food available in night markets and many other places. It is made of glutinous rice and pig blood. It was good, but I thought it was a bit too soft. It did not quite match the black rice cake in my memory.
I ordered fried rice as my main dish. It came out after a few minutes after I placed the order. I always wonder how come they could prepare fried rice in such a short period of time. Nevertheless, it was hot, fresh, and tasty. It may not worth the money because it is easy to prepare fried rice at home, but we don’t have the right equipment (gas stove) and the technique to make it perfect.
My dad ordered the traditional deep-fried pork chop set. He had it before and loved it. The serving was decent. The pork chops were thick but juicy. While the pork chops from other restaurants are often thin and dry, MYST did a good job on it.
My sister had the Singapore Hainanese Chicken Set. I’ve never had a true Hainanese chicken dish before, so I couldn’t really tell if the flavour was truly authentic. My sister said the set was good overall.
A feature of this restaurant is that the food arrives a few minutes after ordering. It is super efficient, and I always wonder how they can get the food ready this fast. Even my fried rice came out super fast.
The bad thing about this restaurant is that they have a very strict rule on dining in big groups. They have a time limit and will only bring you to your table when all members arrive. I understand they want to have high turnover and serve as many guests as possible. However, this creates stress for everyone, and it is just not the way the locals dine in other restaurants.
MYST is a newer and better Taiwanese restaurant. They have a lot of dishes that are worth a try. I will continue to come to this restaurant and have authentic Taiwanese food.
MYST Asian Fusion Restaurant Info
Address: 2 – 6400 Kingsway, Burnaby, BC V5E 1C5