My family and I were hungry for dinner and craving chinese food, so we decided to eat at Sun Sui Wah. When we first arrived at the restaurant, it was clear that it was extremely busy. There were tons of people everywhere. People were chatting, eating and some were standing while waiting to be seated. Waiters were scrambling and the hostess was yelling. There was even a wedding going on inside the restaurant.
As I’ve described it, the atmosphere was loud and busy. The service wasn’t very good considering the fact that the hostess was acting in a rude manner towards customers. Also, when you’d try and get the attention of a server, they’d ocassionally ignore you (don’t know if it was intentionally or because it was so chaotic). When you ask for a glass of water, don’t be surprised if it comes in 15 minutes or if you have to remind them about it.
It was my first time dinning at this restaurant location (the other one is in Richmond), and even though it was a bit overwhelming, the food was most definitely worth it.
First things first, squab is another word for pigeon (a baby pigeon to be precise). If you’re the type of person who loves meat, then you’ll fall head over heels in love with this. I’m not over exaggerating. Its juicy, tender, and so tasty. Don’t be afraid to indulge just because it’s pigeon. Try it and if you don’t like it, I apologize. In my opinion, this is better than chicken, beef or even steak. Each part is worth savouring, from it’s skin, to the meat. So so delicious.
Cream of Corn with Minced Chicken Soup
My family usually always orders this soup. It’s sweet and tasty with corn and chicken. Always good.
Alaska King Crab
This was a-m-a-z-i-n-g! Definitely one of the best things I’ve ever eaten. When I first took a bite, my tastebuds were exploding with joy. The taste is light, creamy, warm, soft, and buttery but not overly. It’s perfect. I could eat this 24/7. It’s delicious and not filling whatsoever. My whole family was drooling over the taste of it! Even before it was steamed with minced garlic and put on a plate, we were showed the Alaskan King Crab during it’s final minutes of life. My brother even got to hold it! The only downside to eating this was the price. When the bill came my grandpa was flabbergasted at the price of this dish – 300$. But boy, was it good. The reason being – why it was such a pricy meal – is due to the fact that Alaskan king crab fishing is the most dangerous job in the United States. With 300 deaths per 100,000 – that’s the highest fatality rate! Compare that to 100 deaths per 100,000 which is the fatality rate of a regular fishing job. That’s 3 times!! Imagine that… some people died for your food.
This was the other half of the crab. It was fried and tasted just as outstandingly good as the other way they prepared it. Crunchy on the outside, tender and warm on the inside. The crab is so unbelievingly fresh and has this particular taste I can’t describe but it’s the best crab I’ve even eaten.
Braised E-Fu Noodle with Fresh Straw Mushrooms
Again, this is another amazing dish at Sun Sui Wah. The noodles are so tasty! I honestly don’t know how they make them taste so good. Craving them right now.
Minced Pork with lettuce wrap
This was good and it’s surprisingly better after a day (we took it home and ate it for lunch the next day). The pork is hot, while the lettuce is cool. To me, it’s kinda like a taco, except Chinese style. What you do, is you put the pork inside the lettuce and add this sweet barbeque-like sauce called hoisin on top. Then, you wrap it up, like a taco. When you bite into it, the lettuce is crunchy and fresh and the pork is tender and sweet.
Roasted pecking duck (two courses)
This is good, but not amazing like the other dishes. We usually always order this. What you do, is, you make a wrap out of all the ingredients. Again, there’s hoisin sauce (makes everything sweeter). Underneath the pecking duck are these white chips that stick to your tongue – sort of like chicharon. I used to love them when I was younger. The pecking duck meat sort of tastes like squab, but squab is definitely better in tastiness. Plus, I find that pecking duck is very oily.
This dessert was on the house, so I don’t know the name of it, but it was very good. It was sweet. Some parts were crummy and other parts were gooey. It also had red beans in it.
Even though the service lacked some qualities, they at least gave us a dessert on the house. Plus, it was super duper busy with half the restaurant closed off for a wedding! I loved the food and left with a full stomach, very satisfied. You know the food’s great when you crave it, just by thinking about the taste. Also, I noticed they had gotten tons of awards; for example in the elevator I saw one from the Michelin Guide, which is impressive. I can’t wait to eat there again! Absolutely loved their food!