Saturday, February 28, 2015

Sanbo Chinese Restaurant, Vancouver (Canada) by Bureaucrat

Richmond is a inner-city suburb of Vancouver.  In the last few hours of our time in Canada, we rambled across Richmond looking for last minute souvenirs and a very late lunch/early dinner.  Loyal readers would know that I get a hankering for Chinese food, in particular, for rice, when I'm on holiday.  Sanbo Chinese Restaurant is located in Richmond which is a predominantly Asian suburb - kinda like a mash-up of Doncaster and Box Hill in Melbourne.  

Despite the odd time (sometime between 3-5pm), there was a reasonable number of people dining in. We opted to go for the lunchtime deals (CAD$9.75 for a main and a drink).  I went for the fish w sweetcorn gravy on rice - comfort food at its best.  A big serve of fluffy rice, topped with lots of fish fillets and soupy sweetcorn sauce.  This was a healthier version as the fish hadn't been deep fried in batter.

The Lawyer went for the stir fry beef rice noodle.  A big dish as well with lots of beef.  While this was nice the fish dish was much better.

Both dishes came with your choice of drink - we both went for the Hong Kong style tea, which is made with powdered tea and lots of condensed milk.  A rather sloppy presentation with the very tea-stained mugs. You also get complementary Chinese tea... well as complementary soup as a starter.

Inside, the place looks like a typical suburban restaurant, with booths lining the perimeter and tables in the middle.

Verdict: we liked it a lot.

A really great cheap feed for less than CAD$10 per person you get a big, well cooked meal with a drink and complementary Chinese tea and soup.  The place seems to be a favourite with the locals.

Sanbo Restaurant on Urbanspoon

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