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"FANCY" Chinese Cuisine, Markham - Sorry, Not At All!!


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"FANCY" Chinese Cuisine, Markham - Sorry, Not At All!!

Charles Yu | Apr 30, 2014 06:52 PM

Touted by many local residents of Markham and Scarborough as one of the go-to destination for good Chinese 'wok-hay' cuisine. It has been a while since I last ate at this place. The main reason being, it is always packed and the wait, even with reservation, can be a pain, even on a week day!

With a social function to go to near the vicinity, my wife and I decided to have an early dinner at this 'hard to get in' place, before attending.

OMG! What a huge disappointment! The few dishes we ordered were not only mediocre and ordinary, the oyster dish, in particular, was plain BAD and unpalatable! This ' Fried Jumbo Oysters and Taro roots with black pepper honey sauce ' was so one dimensional in taste, it was swarmed with a sickening, excessively sweet and spicy hot sauce that was totally void of saltiness!! How the chef manage to create this disastrous taste profile of a dish and serve it to patrons is totally beyond me?! Other dishes like a simple stirred fry beef with Gai-Lan was executed poorly as well. The taste and meat texture due to heavy handed use of tenderizer was very pronounced and unappealing! Do not be deceived by how the food look in the photos!

Baring some unknown reason, I doubt if I will ever return. For the type of dishes we ordered, Richmond Hill has much better places. Judy's Cuisine or Emperor being just a couple.

Banh Mi Nhu Lan
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