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Maple Yip Menu

loodle May 7, 2012 08:21 PM

Hi - thinking of trying Maple Yip for a special occasion. I've read good things about it here and was wondering if anybody would know where I can find a menu? Just wondering what are must try dishes and the avg price per dish. Thanks!

  1. chefhound May 7, 2012 10:07 PM

    I don't think you'll find a menu online. Half of the menu items are written on strips of coloured paper in Chinese only. If you can't read Chinese, you're going to need a friend to help you order the non-menu items.
    I believe the steamed fish is a specialty and I like the shrimp cooked in Maggi sauce. You might have some luck looking at some of Charles Yu's posts on the specific dishes he recommends.

    1. Royaljelly May 8, 2012 09:41 AM

      In addition to what chefhound suggested, our family also likes their birds nest w/ stir fried seafood (shrimps, scallops), the peking duck is decent (nothing stellar), sweet n sour pork is good, small deep fried sliver fish, salted fish and tofu hot pot. They also have a whole crispy chicken stuffed w/ glutinous rice that you need to pre-order a day in advance (lor mie gai is the chinese name of it).

      1. Charles Yu May 8, 2012 03:46 PM

        For special occasion, you might give the 'Double Boiled Whole Winter Melon with seafood...etc'' and the ' Steamed whole Dungeness crab on fried rice wrapped in Lotus Leaf' a try. Both might require advance notice. Also, you can ' kick up a notch' chefhound's recommendation by ordering ' Live Spotted Prawns with Maggi Sauce' ( now that Spotted Prawns season has started).

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        1. re: Charles Yu
          loodle May 14, 2012 08:22 PM

          Would you be able to tell me what I would be expecting to spend per dish on average? Always nice to know if I'm going to be pre-ordering certain dishes haha.

          1. re: loodle
            Charles Yu May 15, 2012 03:54 PM

            For the crab rice, prepare to pay around $35 for the dish. They usually give you a 3lb biggie.
            For the Winter Melon Soup. Again the price is around $35-40. Enough to feed at least 6-8 people.
            Expect to dish out around $20-25 per pound for the Spotted prawns. This is an all inclusive price ( cooking include ). Still a few bucks cheaper than what O'Mei will charge you!

            1. re: Charles Yu
              loodle May 15, 2012 07:45 PM

              Great thanks! Any idea for the glutinous rice stuffed chicken?

              1. re: loodle
                Charles Yu May 15, 2012 07:49 PM

                I think its around $38?! Royaljelly might confirm that?!

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