Cheung's Garden - Calgary
Cheung's Garden on 16th Ave NW just west of Centre Street has always been my favourite Chinese restaurant here. It has a great down-to-earth family-cooked feel to the food, which has always been authentic Chinese and tasty. I also like T.Pot, but sometimes it's a bit too modernized of a Chinese restaurant for my tastes.
Cheung's Garden is shutting down for 2 weeks beginning Monday, September 15th. The staff cited new ownership who apparently wants to open a Szechuan restaurant instead which I think is a terrible idea (and they do too). The waiter we usually have said he didn't know if the staff would be back, depending on the new owner's decision, and seemed so visibly upset about it that it was heart-breaking. He actually had tears welling up in his eyes.
I'll miss Cheung's Garden immensely. Anybody have any recs for that type of family-style authentic Chinese food? I noticed there are a couple other places on 16th Ave NW, Dragon Dynasty I think is the name of another one. Are these decent? How about the other ones on Centre Street, Sun's is OK but not really my deal.
I'll miss you, Cheung's Garden.
Hey dknight. I'm very much a big fan of Cheung's Garden, so I am very disappointed it will be going away. I can only hope that maybe someone from Richmond will be putting in the Szechuan, so I'll reserve judgement till then.
You may want to try Golden Princess in the Symons Valley mall on Centre St N just south of 64th Ave. Hole-in-the-wall type of place, but very good on the seafood side.
There is place on 16th Ave about 2 blocks east of Centre St. on the north side - that is very authentic Chinese, but I can't remember the name for the life of me.
I went to Dragon Dynasty with my husband the other night and it was pretty good. Nothing too "modernized" I guess you can say, I think it's pretty standard Chinese food. Though I must add if you can read Chinese- try ordering from the wall (they have dishes written down in Chinese and posted it on the wall) We ordered their soft shell crab which was deep fried in salted duck egg yolk (ok, that might be the most far out dish) but it was very very good. I say give it a try. :D