THE CRYSTAL MALL FOOD COURT TOUR ASIAN CUISINE HILTON BURNABY METROTOWN – VANCOUVER FOOD REVIEWS – GUTOM.CA

FOOD TOUR

The Crystal Mall (also known as Crystal Mall) is an Asian shopping
center in Burnaby next to Metrotown Mall.

It is also connected to The Hilton Hotel of Burnaby. If you’re staying at the hotel the food court is easily accessible.

Crystal Mall has a very popular food court featuring international cuisine.
It can be intimidating for people visiting the food court.
What to eat? 
At the time of this post you will find Chinese, Taiwanese, Japanese, Korean, Malaysian cuisine. Vendors may change. Quality may vary throughout the day.
It’s best to eat here at Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner time for freshest prepared food.
Fung May Chinese Cuisine – Meal
Lots of congee and noodle options!
Lots of fried rice, on-rice dishes, and stir fried noodle options!
FREE tea included with food. 
Most of the vendors have self-serve tea dispensers.
We Ordered
A1 Sliced Fish Congee with side of noodles Combo $5
Decent congee portion, and lots of fish pieces. 
The side of stir fried noodles is nothing special, no meat, veggie only but still tasty.
A full order of Chow Mein. Nice portion and toppings!
Delicious BBQ – Meal
We Ordered
BBQ Duck Noodle Soup $12
Delicious BBQ duck soup! Chewy noodles, and flavorful broth.
Shanghai Fortune Cuisine – Small Snacks
Xiao Long Bao $5.49 (+ $5 Deposit for orders served in steamer)
Rice cake $4.25
Delicious xiao long bao! Great price and portion!
Very popular vendor, be prepared for a line up at lunch.
Tea Plus – Beverage
Finish off your meal at Crystal Mall with some bubble tea. There are several bubble tea vendors in the food court. 
Tea Plus has reasonable prices, and a variety of options. Drinks are  also well shaken by the shaker machine.
We Ordered
Oolong Milk Tea with Ice, no sugar.
Or if you like crepes, Chef Rong Noodle House or Happy Ice House offer Chinese crepes.

PRICE:
$-$$ low – mid priced food.
QUALITY:
Good quality for a food court. 
Food freshly prepared. Food safe temperature.
SERVICE:
Friendly. Fast, unfussy. English speaking.
VERDICT:
Good value, affordable Asian food court
with lots of choices.
CASH ONLY
Address4500 Kingsway, Burnaby, BC V5H 2B1

COMEBUY BUBBLE TEA TAIWANESE CRYSTAL MALL BURNABY – VANCOUVER FOOD REVIEWS – GUTOM.CA

Comebuy Bubble Tea is another chain Taiwanese Bubble Tea shop
that has popped up in the Lower Mainland. This one is in
Burnaby at Crystal Mall (outdoor access).

There is also another location in Kerrisdale.

One size offered, All large sizes.
Limited English on menu. Ingredients in Chinese?

 What We Ordered

QQ Milk Tea $5.50 – Large (One size offered)
Konjac Jelly at the top, and Pearls (boba) at bottom.
Some ice, but it was mostly milk and tea.

PRICE:
Typical bubble tea prices $5+. More than Starbucks.

QUALITY:
QQ Milk Tea was good. A bit sweet.
Recommend reducing sugar.

SERVICE:
Friendly, fast preparation.
The menu is mostly in Chinese but explanation
in English was helpful.

VERDICT:
Unique flavors, small menu with limited English.
Small shop, cramped, limited seating.
One drink size only. CASH, DEBIT.

Address1610 – 4500 Kingsway, Burnaby, BC V5H 2A9

SHARETEA BUBBLE TEA TAIWANESE DRINK KINGSWAY JOYCE – VANCOUVER FOOD REVIEWS – GUTOM.CA

ShareTea is a popular international Bubble Tea chain.
This is the soft opening of the fourth location
in Vancouver.

Bubble tea (Boba) is a drink invented in Taiwan.
Containing chewy tapioca balls, tea, milk, and more.

Sharetea prices range $3.80-$6.30.
Add toppings .50 cents each.

Sharetea prices range $3.80-$6.30.
Add toppings .50 cents each.

VALUE:
Costs more than Starbucks.

QUALITY:
It tastes like bubble tea.

SERVICE:
Soft Opening means slow service.
Staff figuring things out.
They made a mistake with customer orders.

VERDICT:
Another bubble tea chain offering
drink customization. Big space, lots of seats.
Free Wifi. Cash, Debit accepted.

Address:
3619 Kingsway, Vancouver, BC V5R 5M1

BUBBLE WORLD TAIWANESE CUISINE BUBBLE TEA NEW WESTMINSTER – VANCOUVER FOOD REVIEWS – GUTOM.CA

Bubble World Taiwanese Cafe is a chain of restaurants around the lower mainland.

The menu at Bubble World is massive!
Lots of food and beverages to order.

Drink customization is a nice option. You can request the ice and sugar levels.

What We Ordered:

Drinks:
Milk Tea Blueberry Strawberry Slush
Oreo Taro Milk Slush
Okinawa Milk Tea
Matcha Dirt Milk Tea

Food:
Fried Chicken Popcorn
Fried Rice
Thai Diced Chicken on Rice
Dumplings

VALUE:
Good drink size and portions.

QUALITY:
Good, fresh and food was served hot.

SERVICE:
Friendly. Fast when not busy.

VERDICT
Good price, drinks and food.
Large menu.

Address: 601 Agnes St,
New Westminster, BC V3M 1G9
 

BUBBLE TEA AT COCO FRESH TEA & JUICE – Vancouver Food Reviews – Gutom.ca

CoCo Fresh Tea & Juice say they’re the World’s Largest Bubble Tea Chain.

For being such a worldwide chain you’d think this place would offer something different, but the experience is average, and there are better less expensive boba bubble tea options out there!

Aside from the giant blue mascot, CoCo is similar to other boba bubble tea, but they offer less options. For example there is no Lychee offered.

 What We Ordered
 – Matcha latte slush w/ boba pearl
 – Chocolate slush w/ boba pearl
 – Mango slush w/ boba pearl

 Beware your drinks can cost even more than Starbucks, or Jugo Juice…

Value: Expensive for bubble tea.
Quality: Tasty, but average. Menu lacks lychee
Service: Neither friendly, nor unfriendly

Address:
 3275 Kingsway, Vancouver, BC V5R 5K4