Restaurants & Bars 17

Wu Yi Villa (Markham) - This place is gonna get busy real soon

Royaljelly | Jul 28, 200910:14 PM

We haven't gone out much for dinner lately, but decided to give this new place a try based on SkylineR33's recommendation. Went on a monday night with just the wifey and kids, so couldn't try the lobster dish. The place is touted to be of the Fujian/Fukienese cuisine, which is known more for their lighter fare and more soup based dishes (I wonder how their' Buddha Jumps Over the wall is?). The chef is apparently from HK. Inside is not too large in size (probably the space of 2 strip mall sized stores joined into one), has the fancy decor. We ordered the following:

1) Deep Fried Pigeon - well done, meat is juicy and skin crispy. Probably on par with what I had a John's BBQ. Took them about 15 mins to make it (no pre-ordering needed). $16.88

2) Stir fried snow pea shoots w/ fish - very fresh veggie and small bits of fish, very light in flavour (in a good way) and not too oily, good portion size of veggie makes the price a bit higher. $13.88

3) Battered deep fried prawns w/ dipping sauce - I believe the sauce had a slight malt vinegar to it (but I could be wrong). For $7.58, there must've been 12 medium sized shrimps on the plate, quite a good deal, but the batter can be a bit thick in parts.

4) Sweet n sour deep fried lycee fruits stuffed w/ pork - I think the traditional Fujian version is stuffed Longan fruit, but this one the balls were lightly battered. Sauce was just a touch on the sweet side for me, but for $9.98, the amount of work put into making this dish was worth it. First time I'd ever had something like this before.

5) Fried noodle w/ seafood and cabbage/mushrooms. Came with fresh shrimps, occasional small clams and a soft shell crab in a slightly thicker soupy sauce. There wasn't much crab meat, but the flavour from the crab and the fatty brains really added nicely to this dish. Another great deal for $7.58

Total was $55.90 plus tax. Service was fantastic (although the place was only 1/2 full). My wife dropped our daughter's feeding spoon on the floor and the waitress quickly offered to take it in to rinse it under boiling hot water for us (another first for us at a chinese resto!). We'll definitely go back for another try, so if anyone tries other outstanding dishes, please let us know. They accept both visa and mastercard.

They also serve dimsum, but only found one other review on another forum saying the ha gow skin wasn't very good.

Here's their contact info for anyone looking to book a table.

4080 Steeles Ave E (strip mall between Birchmount and Kennedy, north side of street).
tel: 905-513-9989

Here's a few links from Skyline's previous posts about their Lobster dishes:



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