I've long enjoyed Good Choice for dim sum when wanting a small Vancouver option without heading to the big ones down in Richmond. But lately the quality has been slipping a bit in the past few visits, and I started to explore out a bit including Golden Harvest.
They performed really well, and based on this first visit I will visit again as it was better than my last few visits to Good Choice.
- The soft shell crab was done with a classic garlic chili salt style. The coating was nice and crisp without being too thick, the garlic and chili provided a nice flavour balance, and the crab itself was very fresh tasting with lots of meat. The crab had nice fat as well to really intensify the flavours.
- The scallop cheong fan had nice large fresh scallops and some greens rolled inside. The greens were a nice touch. The wrapper was the proper consistency, and bonus points for serving the sauce on the side so it wasn't drowning in it and getting soggy.
- The har gow were large and mostly shrimp. The shrimp were quite fresh, with a nice crunch, and the wrapper was nice and thin. One of them was not sealed properly, but overall very good.
- The string beans were fried with meat and olives (I didn't notice any olives but that is what it was called on the menu). They were still slightly crunchy (the way I like them), but I wish they had more of a nice wok hei.
A very respectable performance for a small neighbourhood dim sum spot.
Golden Harvest Seafood Restaurant
4818 Main St, Vancouver, BC V5V3R8, CA
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