Sun Sui Wah 新瑞華海鮮酒家

Date Visited: December 28 2014
Address: 3888 Main St  Vancouver, BC
Type of Restaurant: Chinese, Dim sum, seafood
Price Range: $$$
Ambiance (out of five)/Setting/Design/service: 4/5 – service was kind of slow, setting and design was just classic higher end Chinese restaurant
Recommended: Shui Mai
Overall: 6.75/10
(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? Maybe – you never know where families want to go for dim sum
(apologies for the lack of pictures)
What I ate:
Satay Pineapple Chicken Fried Noodles
  • 6/10
  • There was too much thick sauce for these noodles
  • Good amount of chicken
  • Flavours were okay but a tad on the saltier side
  • The noodles were severely overcooked and bad poorly because they broke apart instantaneously
  • The pineapple was an interesting but failed attempt at creating an innovative dish
Shrimp Shui Mai
  • 8/10
  • The ratio of shrimp to pork was very good
  • The flavours were good
  • My only complaint would be the outer skin of the dumpling – was mushy
Chicken feet
  • 7.5/10
  • Flavours were good
  • The chicken feet was big but there weren’t many
  • It’s on the more expensive side
  • Not overcooked and soggy like other places
Rice with spare rib
  • 7.5/10
  • Good amount of spare ribs and the flavour of the spare ribs were good too
  • The pumpkin was a nice touch and were of good quality
  • Unfortunately there wasn’t enough rice to really soak up all the deliciousness
Mini egg tarts
  • 6/10
  • Were indeed mini
  • The egg tarts did not have enough egg fragrance to it (very pale)
  • The tart pastry was the flaky kind and it tasted generic
Pan fried Daikon/Carrot Cake
  • 6.5/10
  • The portion was too small
  • But it was nicely fried
  • Could taste the dried shrimp but wished there was more dried shrimp and sausage in it
Truffle and mushroom dumplings
  • 6/10
  • The skin of the dumplings were way over cooked and feel apart really easily
  • The filling was okay but the truffles didn’t really stand out
Pumpkin Dumpling
  • 6/10
  • The skin was undercooked making it hard and crunchy
  • The pumpkin filling was interesting – sweet and salty – but not something I would order again
Bitter Melon Chicken Rice Noodle 肠粉
  • 6.5/10
  • I don’t really like bitter melon but this one was acceptable
  • The rice noodle itself was mediocre
Things to Improve on: Noodle/wrapping based foods (dumplings, noodles) – too fragile
Summary: Service was acceptable. Restaurant was really busy (but it was a Sunday). There are some hits and misses for the dishes but the overall flavours were pretty good.  
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