Phone: 604 526 1336
Hours: 9AM – 10PM (7 Days a week)
- Chinese Dim Sum
- Authentic Cantonese Dinner (no longer serves buffet)
I know what you are thinking, the name! It could not be more generic. But hey, sometimes it’s more about the name. Asia Kitchen used to be called China Kitchen and it was owned by a friend’s family I knew. After that, it became Asia Kitchen. I didn’t find out about the place till my parents came home one day and said they had some pretty decent dim sum. So I decided to go try it out.
Asia Kitchen is not an upscale Chinese restaurant. But its presentation doesn’t disappoint for a good value Chinese meal either.
This was their signature selling dish. For only $2.99, you get a bed of rice and smothered with steamed chicken. It was delicious. I came back on several occasions, but each time there was inconsistent amount of sauce. Decent for $2.99.
These are my favourite at dim sum places and rarely any dim sum places makes it good these days. I was surprised that Asia Kitchen was on the dot! It was juicy and not over-steamed. This is a must if you like cuttlefish.
These weren’t bad either. It’s got a thicker shell compared to other dumpling and semi-translucent. The inside is filled with assorted minced pork and other vegetables. It’s quite saucy, but the most important is the outer layer.
I usually am a fan of the tendons and not the tripes. This place has it mixed so it satisfies both parties. The tendons are usually quite tender but it should melt in your mouth after a few bites. The tripes on the other hand are more chewy. This dish was okay, it didn’t wow me.
The spring rolls were stuffed with minced prawns and came with a sweet and sour dipping sauce. I could tell they fry their spring rolls as you order them because it was came piping hot and it juicy on the inside but still remains the crisp on the out. Thumbs up for this one!
Everyone’s favourite! I’m not a major fan of this dim sum dish overall. So it is what it is.
One of my favourite rich flour rolls at Dim Sum. It’s a fish paste that is deep fried and then rolled in steamy rice flour roll. It’s not easy to make because you need to roll it when it’s really hot! I know because I saw mom making this when I was young.
Overall, I was pleased how well the dishes tasted. They could work on the presentation a bit more but for the price paid, it was decent. We also got some discounts cause my parents were VIP’s here. The dim sum here is made when ordered, so you will have hot food every time. I presume like all dim sum places, it gets pretty busy here on the weekends. But if you come on a weekday, it’s nice and calm. (I think you also get 10% discount if seated before 11am.) So there you have it, one more dim sum option in the Tri-Cities area.