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.