Location: 4989 Victoria Dr, Vancouver, BC
Phone: (604) 321-6862
- Small parking/ street parking
- Reservations highly recommended
- Traditional Chinese food
- Small restaurant
Western Lake is one of my favourite Chinese restaurants in Vancouver. It’s fair in terms of price, quantity and quality. However, everything comes at a price. If you don’t make a reservations you will not get a table for a very long time! I was here tonight for mom’s birthday.
The deep fried squab was crispy and juicy. However not as good as Koon Bo, but it wasn’t bad.
I thought this was beautifully done. It’s a egg white mixed with scallops and shrimps topped over broccoli. The egg white was done perfectly, just done and not over-cooked giving it the fluffy texture.
A very interesting combination but a somewhat hard dish to make. The deep fried milk was a disappointment as it wasn’t hot. However, the beef cubes were flavourful.
The fish collar pot is perfect for the adventurous and is a popular item among the pots. The fish collar is deep fried then mixed with green onions, ginger, garlic and premium soy sauce. It was quite tasty.
The walnut prawns used to be my favourite here, it’s deep fried prawns mixed in with a mayo salad dressing and then sprinkled with walnuts. However, the dish was warm at best when served.
Fa Gow is a type of fish maw (I’m guessing). It’s a Chinese seafood delicacy. Pretty big dish for the price, this was a definite bargain.
They have a few chicken selections on their menu. This was one of them, a steamed chicken with a thick clear sauce with scallion and cilantro. The chicken was semi-tasteless, so it was a little disappointing. But it was hot on the table.
The eggplant tasted great and flavourful.
There’s something special with eating noodles on on your birthday. I actually haven’t heard of this tradition till lately. The e-noodles are pan fried with real crab meat, Chinese mushroom and soy sauce.
One of my favourite desserts of all times. This was a complimentary dessert to us from the manager there. Inside the pudding was a lotus paste and on top was a sheet of baked pineapple topping. The sweetness of the pudding was to my liking, not too sweet.