Yu Xiang Yuan Restaurant 豫湘園

Date Visited: November 23 2014
Address: 6591 Fraser St Vancouver
Website: http://www.bcrestaurants.ca/chinese/eachRestaurant.asp?id=7779
Type of Restaurant: Chinese, Noodles, Northern Food
Price Range: $$
Overall: 7/10
(1-4: will never come back, 5: pass (I’m okay with a tinier morsel), 6: acceptable, 7: okay, 8: good, 9: Wow! Please enlarge my morsel. 10: Perfection. I could eat a morsel of this every day!)
Will come back? No
What I ate:
Fried Cutting Noodles with Lamb
  • 8/10
  • Very chewy noodles, good bite to it
  • Good amount and good quality lamb
  • Not overly salty and could taste the flavour of the “fire” in the noodles
Pushing Noodles with Pork and Vegetables in Soup
  • 7/10
  • The broth was very gingery and with a bit of MSG
  • Not enough noodles
  • The noodles were not my favourite, lacked chewiness
  • Not a lot of pork but it was of good quality
Beef Pancake
  • 6.5/10
  • Over peppered
  • Beef was not evenly distributed throughout the pancake
  • The pancake itself was not flaky enough and was not crispy enough
  • Wished it could have been more oily and have a more fragrant fatty flavour
Steamed pork and Chives Dumplings (12 pieces)
  • 7/10
  • Filling was good – the ratio of chives to pork was spot on
  • The skin was a bit thick
  • Flavours were good
Xiao Long Bao – Steamed Buns (Pork with ginger and savory sauce)
  • 6.5/10
  • Not very good xiao long bao
  • Not enough soup inside of it but the filling had a nice chew to it
  • The filling wasn’t overly chopped up, had good bits of bigger pieces and smaller pieces which is impressive
  • The skin was again was not thin enough
Things to Improve on: the skin of the dumplings and xiao long bao, pushing noodles
Summary: Average prices, impressive cutting noodles, good quality meats
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