A good friend of mine was paying me a short visit from NYC. Based on time and location consideration, we decided to have Chinese food in China Town. My recollection of New Sky's food was quite positive ( albeit experience was a few years back ) and as such, we picked it as our 'chow-destination'.
Based on recommendation of the manager, the three of us ordered the following dishes:
- Sauteed live Razor Clams with Black bean sauce
- Steamed whole diver scallop on the half-shell with minced garlic and rice vermicelli
- Sauteed beef and Chinese water spinach with salted shrimp paste.
- Steamed free range chicken with Chinese mushrooms, red dates and Chinese 'lap-cheung' sausages in lotus leaf wrap.
At first glance, the aforementioned dishes sounded pretty appealing. Unfortunately, the end products was one huge disappointment!
Both the sauteed/wok-fried beef and Razor clam dishes looked dull, lacking luster and void of the essential smokey 'wok-hay'. Some of the clams even have a faint chemical 'bleach' taste!
The scallops at $5 a piece was IMO a rip off. Not only did they remove the delicious crescent roe, once again, the morsel tasted ' chemical-funny'!
The steamed chicken, presented in a huge bamboo steamer, initially looked pretty impressive. However, a closer look and 'digging' revealed most of the chicken parts comprised of the skinny back and meatless wings and neck! $17 for chicken skin and bones!! I am at a lost for words!
At first, I was doing my usual food photo shots. However, I totally lost interest after I start seeing and tasting how bad the food was!!!
Should have headed up-town to Markham or Richmond Hill instead!! Lesson learned!!!