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Asian food courts - that ONE great dish

Kentan May 2, 2010 10:23 PM

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

  1. fmed May 2, 2010 10:39 PM

    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

    13 Replies
    1. re: fmed
      grayelf May 3, 2010 10:16 AM

      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
        fmed May 3, 2010 10:28 AM

        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
          grayelf May 3, 2010 10:30 AM

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

          1. re: grayelf
            _js_ May 3, 2010 11:36 AM

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

          2. re: fmed
            LotusRapper May 3, 2010 12:18 PM

            Mmmm that looks good !!

            1. re: fmed
              betterthanbourdain May 3, 2010 01:23 PM

              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
                DylanLK Nov 16, 2010 03:23 AM

                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
                  fmed Nov 16, 2010 07:02 AM

                  DylanLK! We've missed you around here.

              2. re: grayelf
                toutefrite Nov 18, 2010 09:55 AM

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

                1. re: toutefrite
                  vandan Nov 18, 2010 01:43 PM

                  Richmond Public Market

                  1. re: vandan
                    grayelf Nov 18, 2010 10:53 PM

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

              3. re: fmed
                _js_ May 3, 2010 02:14 PM

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

                1. re: _js_
                  betterthanbourdain May 3, 2010 03:19 PM

                  i believe around 7-ish

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                YVRChow Nov 16, 2010 07:53 AM

                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

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