Hung Far (HK) Seafood Cafe, Richmond Hill
Located inside Richlane Mall on Leslie and 16th Avenue, this small and cramped hole-in-the-wall Chinese 'wok-hay' restaurant is only a few minutes drive from my home. Although I have eaten in every establishments inside the mall, some how, I have never set foot inside this one! Strange?! Considering it is always busy and packed, especially on weekends.
Tonight, too lazy to cook and even lazier to drive far for food, my wife and I decided to give this 'down-the-road' establishment a try.
We ordered 3 plates from the a la carte menu, playing it safe and sticking with traditional, home cook dishes:
- Scrambled Egg Foo-Yung with Prawns
- Stirred fry beef steak cubes with honey and pepper sauce with Broccoli
- Poached free range chicken in Fish Sauce,
The dishes were HUGE! Main ingredients like the prawns or beef cubes were aplenty.
Unfortunately, Look deceives!! EVERYTHING was BLAND and TASTELESS!!!! The prawns, the beef, the broccoli...!! Salt was totally missing!! The chef must be either sick, on drugs or day dreaming to forget about seasoning the ingredients before cooking them! To make matter worse, the boiled ( instead of stir fried ) broccoli was resting in a pool of water which the cook must have forgotten to drain off! What a mess!! However, to be fair, the chicken was pretty decent.
To fellow hounds who live in the Richmond Hill vicinity. BEWARE!! Eat there at your own risk!!! I'm sure almost every Chinese eateries in the area serve better food than this pathetic outfit!
So, back to my original question!! Such lousy food but busy restaurant - Why??!! Illogical!!