Thursday, September 29, 2016

House Special Chow Mein


New Town Bakery makes my favourite house special chow mein ($16) in Vancouver.  Everything that you'd normally want is on there including squid, chicken, barbecue pork, bok choy, prawns, onions, plus extra goodies like fish balls (halved), liver, pigs ear, and Chinese mushrooms (in other words, they don't cheap out with button mushrooms).  Everything is perfectly cooked and extremely tender.  The prawns are plump, too.  They ask if you prefer the noodles soft or crispy, so you will get lots of nice crispy edges if you are like me, and like the noodles pan-fried.  I always pick up some Chinese buns/pastries while I'm there and some of them are half price at the end of the day.  Also, servers are friendly to everyone and will speak English with you without judgement.  There are plenty of other choices on the menu, and they are open for breakfast too (with Chinese style and Hong Kong Western style breakfast menus).  But I think it's hard to find a good house special chow mein right in Vancouver, and they do a great job with this dish.  






2 comments:

Pixie the dog said...

So, do waiters at other places get judgie when you want to speak English? Lame. --ranger (not actually pixie)

Dumpling_Girl said...

Honestly, I can't remember the last time it's happened so maybe I am projecting my insecurities. It's that I'm Chinese and speak English that is a big surprising, I guess. Anyhow, they speak English back and are very friendly (especially for older ladies serving in a very Chinese restaurant).