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When milk's fried: Prince Restaurant in Vancouver


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When milk's fried: Prince Restaurant in Vancouver

grayelf | May 26, 2010 11:53 AM

I thought I posted on this but I can't find it so here goes: way back in January we were doing one of our frequent Rona runs on a Friday night (yay, house renos) and found ourselves in need of a bite. I'd often wondered what Prince was all about so we decided to try it. For a Friday night it was pretty empty and there was no line but somehow we still managed to be invisible for a while before I scared up a staffer to seat us. The menu had a few interesting items on it but with only two of us we couldn't take much advantage.

We also had a very insistent male server who was determined to give us gwailo food. He was so keen on one dish that in a moment of weakness I actually ordered it (blame the hour I'd spent in a glorified hardware store). It turned out to be that deep fried sweet and sour beef malarkey, yeesh.

The other dishes we got were very tasty, but the standout for me was the deep fried milk, offered as a dessert item. I understand from a post on another site that it is also available at dimsum and good with soy sauce (!) but we had it plain. The milk was like a very soft sweet tofu enrobed in gossamery deep fried crunchiness. It almost made up for the server, who did relent a bit when he saw the other items we were interested in and was becoming friendly by the time we left. Here are a couple of photos from which you may ID other other items, whose names are lost to the mists of time otherwise :-). One was rice cakes, the other was fish steaks and the third was the evil beef (which was actually well executed just dull). And of course the fried milk with a cutaway view that I've just realized should have been rotated, but you get the gist.

Have any other Hounds tried this place?

Prince Restaurant
2881 Grandview Hwy, Vancouver, BC V5M2E1, CA

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