Monday, September 20, 2010

Alaskan King Crab @ Sun Sui Wah Restaurant, Richmond, BC

On our second night in Vancouver, Zhao Kun had his first taste of Alaskan King Crab at the famous Sun Sui Wah Restaurant in Richmond. With only the five of us we kept our order to a minimal fearing we might not be able to finish the gargantuan crab.

Roast Pigeon
Roasted Pigeon
Sun Sui Wah’s signature dish. The pigeon was actually Deep-Fried and not roasted. The skin was crispy and the pigeon was full of flavor and tender. It did not have any gamey flavor at all.

Steamed Alaskan King Crab with Garlic
Steamed Alaskan King Crabs
Recommended by our waiter this was supposedly the best way of eating the King Crab. The Crab was completely de-shelled which made it easy for us to eat. The crab actually contained a lot of meat and was great with the fried garlic. Cooking it this way helped maintain the natural sweetness of the crab.

Second Course: Baked Rice with Portuguese Sauce in the Crab Head
Baked Rice on King Crab Head
The rice was very good. It wasn’t starchy with every grain on its own. The only thing I was disappointed is the lack of Crab Roe that is not found in the Rice.

Braised Dao Miu in Superior Broth
Dao Miu with Superior Broth
The Dao Miu was great but it was nothing outstanding. The vegetables were not overly cooked and the broth was well seasoned.

Sweet Potato Soup
Sweet Potato Dessert Soup
The dessert soup was a little too sweet and had a ginger flavor infused in it. The Sweet Potato was boiled to a mush which was actually a nice texture to go with the soup.

Overall the food at Sun Sui Wah was good. We thought we won’t be able to finish our food but we did it without any trouble or feeling stuffed.

Food: 4/5
Service: 4/5
Ambiance: 3.5/5
Price: $$$$ (Approximately USD $50 per person)

Contact Information
Address: 4940 No 3 Rd #102, Richmond, BC V6X3A5, Canada
Tel: +1 (604) 273-8208

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This place is awesome.