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Ming Yuen

Every Sunday in Vancouver my family does a Sunday dinner at Ming Yuen, a Chinese place on Cambie. The place is actually quite good, but I think for some people it gets repetitive. I usually go at least once every time I'm in town.

peking duck

lobster with garlic sauce in clay pot

fried tofu with peapod stems

duck and taro with cream sauce in clay pot Pretty standard Vancouver Chinese food. The peking duck was pretty good - it was the meaty variety - but can't compare to Fortune Garden's, especially in the pancake department. The lobster was good, although it did require a lot of work sifting through shell. The tofu was great; crispy on the outside and smooth on the inside. The duck/taro wasn't quite hot enough, and didn't have enough sauce. Usually the taro is more tender than it was here. Still, Ming Yuen is generally better than most of the Chinese places we have around here, and it's just down the block from my cousin's house.

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Lousy service at the restuarant. 3 dishes into our dinner they had us move to another table because another family wanted two tables side by side. We were in a small room that had 2 tables. But the family that wanted the 2 tables were already sitting side by side. The owner did not give an explanation why he had to move us. Avoid at all cost.
Friday, February 11, 2005 at 5:01PM | Unregistered Commenterdennis
Maybe lousy service but that is definitely mouth-watering-looking food there!
Tuesday, August 29, 2006 at 9:22AM | Unregistered CommenterEve

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