Just a quick note to thank the various Chowhounders (John, yen, alau2, and others I think) who have pointed to Han's in the past as a top pick for Chinese in Calgary. After hearing all the raves, I finally rounded up four coworkers and made the trek there for lunch today.
Absolutely astounding food; so flavourful. The best Chinese meal I've had in ages. The #5 sliced garlic pork on soya sauce was the consensus group pick, but everything was great. Due to a communication error, we wound up with one wrong dish -- beef instead of green beans -- but we just ate it anyways, and it was as delicious as the other three.
The prices are up in the five months since this blog post - http://ugonnaeatthat.wordpress.com/20... but hey, it's downtown Calgary. Five of us shared four dishes plus rice and tea for $65.
For those unfamiliar, it's located in the City Plaza strip mall, which currently also has a Thai Tai of all things, on the SW corner of Centre St. and 3rd Ave; it's hidden in the mall, has only 8 tables and is cash only. Worth the hunt, but it fills up at lunch.