FRIED PORK SOUP BAO DUMPLING SHANGHAI DIM SUM HOUSE CRYSTAL MALL FOOD COURT BURNABY – VANCOUVER FOOD REVIEWS – GUTOM.CA

Shanghai Dim Sum House in The Crystal Mall food court is a popular
vendor with delicious freshly made bao, dumplings and cheap prices.

 

Sheng Jian Bao 生煎包
Pan-Fried Pork SOUP Buns $6
Pork filling. The dough is similar to Steamed Buns but pan-fried
on the bottom, and soft on top! Contains HOT SOUP.

 

PRICE:
$ CHEAP! Less than $10!

QUALITY:
Excellent! Made Fresh, Cooked Fresh! Perfect portion size and filling. HOT FOOD TEMPERATURE!

SERVICE:
Straighforward. Very busy during peak times. A bit of a wait.

VERDICT:
Shanghai Dim Sum House in Crystal Mall offers generous portions and excellent price for dumpling and bao fans. Authentic!

CASH ONLY!

Address:
4500 Kingsway, Burnaby, BC V5H 2B1

BUBBLE WAFFLE CAFE BURNABY METROTOWN – VANCOUVER FOOD REVIEWS – GUTOM.CA

Bubble Waffle Cafe is now open at the Metrotown Food Court! There are several locations around the Lower Mainland. Taiwanese street food is served here.

A free drink is included with combo orders, but an extra charge for
adding boba/bubbles. The free drink menu is limited.

A free drink is included with combo orders, but an extra charge for
adding boba/bubbles. The free drink menu is limited.

You can also build your own noodle soup.
Looks like $10.95 is the base price for combo dishes.

What We Ordered
Chicken Noodle Soup Laksa $10.95
Iced Milk Tea FREE with order
Bubble Waffle $2

Chicken Noodle Soup with Quail Egg and rice noodle.

You can add a bubble waffle to a combo order for $2.

Chicken Noodle Soup Laksa w/ egg noodle $10.95
Good portion size. Lots of noodles, veggies and chicken.

Good sized drink. Iced Milk Tea no boba/bubbles.

The bubble waffle was good and has a nice chewiness but was cold!
They served ones that had been sitting for a while.

 

PRICE:
$$ Ok price for what you’re getting in a mall food court.

QUALITY:
Good portion of chicken and noodles. Lots of veggies. Not bad for a food court food vendor.

SERVICE:
OK. Friendly, helpful. Seemed to have a noticeable wait to get food served. Bubble waffle could be better if made hot and fresh.

VERDICT:
A good option at the Metrotown Food Court for hot noodle soup, rice dishes, bubble waffle, and drinks.

CASH, DEBIT, CREDIT.

 

Address:
Inside Metrotown Mall Food Court beside Nando’s Chicken.
#342 – 4820 Kingsway, Burnaby, BC

J & G FRIED CHICKEN SOFT OPENING BURNABY THE CRYSTAL MALL FOOD COURT – VANCOUVER FOOD VIDEOS – GUTOM.CA

SOFT OPENING

First location in Western Canada.

J&G Fried Chicken is a international chain of Taiwanese Fried Chicken.
This is the first location in Western Canada at The Crystal Mall food court, Burnaby.

The menu: Taiwanese Street Food. Seasoned fried chicken pieces
There are also squid balls, fries, and veggies.

Entire menu was 10% Off during Soft Opening.

We were told the price is based on weight. The Popcorn Chicken is made from chicken breast, while the Chicken Bites are chicken thigh.

Chicken Wings $6.00 (2 Pieces)
Tasty salty seasoning. Non-spicy. Awkward to eat on a stick.
Ok portion. Seemed bigger than average buffalo wings.

Signature Popcorn Chicken $8.50
There’s only one portion size offered.
Tasty salty seasoning. Pieces are small, snack size portions.
There is also a spicy seasoning option.

December 1st is the Grand Opening, and we were told that there will be a really special offer for the day.

PRICE:
$ Affordable. Could be cheaper for this style of snack-sized street food.

QUALITY:
Good quality. Fried fresh. Nice seasoning.
Chicken pieces vary in size, and amount of batter

SERVICE:
Friendly. Fast, unfussy. English speaking.

VERDICT:
Nice place to get Taiwanese chicken.
Soft Opening: No plates, trays, no napkins/tissue, no forks.
Served only in paper and plastic bags. No sauces/condiments.
CASH ONLY

Address:
4500 Kingsway, Burnaby, BC V5H 2B1

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