[Vancouver Food] Lunch @ Western Lake Chinese Seafood Restaurant

Western Lake Chinese Seafood Restaurant is one of the few decent Chinese restaurants with a high rating in Vancouver. We came here for dim sum and were overhelmed by the portion!

The Food

Shiu Mai is the most iconic dim sum, and I always order it when I try out new restaurants. The steamed Shiu-Mai dumplings here were super large. The four dumplings occupied the entire space of the steamer.

Steamed Shiu-Mai Dumplings
Steamed Shiu-Mai Dumplings

The steamed scallops with prawn dumplings were also huge.

Steamed Scallops with Prawn Dumplings
Steamed Scallops with Prawn Dumplings

The steamed bean curd wraps were my least favourite dish. They were filled with fish paste instead of meat and veggies which I found quite odd.

Steamed Bean Curd Wraps with Fish Paste
Steamed Bean Curd Wraps with Fish Paste

Other dishes that we order fairly often are the steamed rice flour rolls and steamed chicken feet.

Steam Rice Flour Rolls
Steamed Rice Flour Rolls
Steamed Chicken Feet with Special Sauce
Steamed Chicken Feet with Special Sauce

Stir-Fried Radish Cake in Spicy XO Sauce is one of the kitchen specialties that are bigger in portion. Normally we don’t order radish cakes in restaurants because we often have them at home. It turned out to be a solid choice because the cakes were more crispy and tasted great with the sauce.

Stir Fried Radish Cake in Spicy XO Sauce
Stir-Fried Radish Cake in Spicy XO Sauce

Deep fried yam balls were another highlight of this meal. They are not as common as other dim sum dishes, and we couldn’t say no to any desserts made of yam.

Deep Fried Yam Balls Topped with Syrup
Deep Fried Yam Balls Topped with Syrup

Conclusion

Western Lake Chinese Seafood Restaurant has a rating of 4.2 on Google Map, which is higher than many other Chinese restaurants in the region. I think this is because that their dim sum and their dinner options are all well-received. It is the best restaurant for dim sum with large portions. I will need to find a chance to try their king crab dinner!

Western Lake Chinese Seafood Restaurant Info

Address: 4989 Victoria Dr, Vancouver, BC V5P 3T7
Info: Dim Sum Menu

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