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May 2, 2010 10:23 PM

Asian food courts - that ONE great dish

I sense a great topic brewing from flowbee and fmed's latest comments on street food and the need to specialize by doing ONE dish very well.

What's the ONE great dish you'd recommend when visiting respective Asian food court stalls?

I will start by heartily seconding one of DylanK's recommendations:

Braised pork in baked bread ( 肉夹馍 - roujiamo), Xian Xiaochi, Richmond Public Market

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  1. The roujiamo (jiangrou kaobing) at Tianjin Flavours ("O'Tray) at President Plaza
    The Chinese Crepe (jianbing) at Tianjin Flavours (OK...that's two for them...but deservedly so! I can add a few more from this stall and they would all make the top five. Can you tell it's my new favourite stall?)
    The XLB at Wang's in Crystal Mall
    The cumin/lamb roujiamo at Want Want Hot and Spicy at Cyrstal Mall
    Guizhou Beef Noodles at Huaxi Noodle Specialist at Crystal Mall

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    1. re: fmed

      We had a big flat deep fried bready thing with meat inside at RPM recently that I could eat all day -- dylan, fmed, name/stall please???

      1. re: grayelf

        That's the "beef pancake" (I think 牛肉褡連火燒 niu rou da lian huo shao) from the Tian Jing Northern stall:

        1. re: fmed

          Thanks, fmed -- argh, now I want one :-).

          1. re: grayelf

            Ooh, I loved this. . .made my car smell so fragrant when I left it in the car for a bit while shopping for groceries.

            1. re: fmed

              nice good thing i just had lunch... or i'll be making a trip to rpm.
              .... does o'tray make it there too? dont remember seeing it there.

              great choices fmed. think we meed to do another mini chow soon...

              1. re: fmed

                Name changed to 津京有味, forget the English newname. Your friendly lady is gone, new people behind the counter (also friendly, though), and revamp of space to emphasize steamtray things (ehhhh) (guys, you can leave baozi sitting out all day, okay?).

                Also, the cartoonmascotted and tragically mediocre 卤至深 has been replaced with a Taiwan beef noodle place that is OKAY! (but will probably get better) and has a deep collection of Taiwanese/"northern Chinese" dishes for order (that menu is mysteriously only in Chinese).

                1. re: DylanLK

                  DylanLK! We've missed you around here.

              2. re: grayelf

                sorry, maybe this is obvious, but what is RPM? thanks

                  1. re: vandan

                    Sorry toute, must be more careful with the acronyms :-).

              3. re: fmed

                Thanks -- I loved the jianbing and the jiangrou kaobing at O'Tray! Wonder what time they close.

              4. Great suggestions! I would add a few:

                Xinjiang style lamb nan at Xin Jiang Delicious food in RPM
                Chicken wings at Wo Fung Dessert in Aberdeen Centre

                Totally agree on the roujiamo at Xian Cuisine in RPM, the cumin lamb roujiamo at Want Want, the XLB at Wang's, and the Guizhou Beef Noodles (l like the one with tendons too) at Huaxi.

                Aberdeen Centre
                4151 Hazelbridge Way, Richmond, BC V6X4J7, CA

                Wo Fung Dessert
                4151 Hazelbridge Way, Richmond, BC V6X4J7, CA