Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Common down, to downtown

Sorry for the late postings =(

A couple weeks ago, we went and ventured to downtown Vancouver in search for some good spicy wonton to satisfy a friend's craving. We had found our destination. Our landing destination, Tsui Hang Village Chinese Restaurant (Granville Downtown) .

Years ago I used to work downtown. Working the late shift made it hard to get a decent meal; however, around the corner of my work was a local known gem, nicknamed "Hole in the Wall". It was a walk-by window that served good priced chinese food until the late hours. Perfect.

Attached to this "hole in the wall" was actually pretty darn good Chinese restaurant. Looks can be decieving, but inside this, what looks to be a little "worn" restaurant, it quite a nice, clean and spacious inside.

We arrived just as it opened for the evening, so we had the chance to enjoy the quiet environment. Service was quick and efficient, and food was delicious, as it was served with well dressed waiters.

My favorite dish, hands down, was the Mongolian Beef. I'm the most keen person to beef, but it was great, with bold flavor, and consistent texture. I found myself reaching for this dish most of the time.

Salmon Fillets in Butter & Cream sauce was our next dish. Not for those that are on diets, but for those that appreciate the art of cooking fish well. I was a little reserved, thinking that bold flavor of salmon would overpower the dish, but it was well balanced, and cooked to perfection, as the pieces stayed very plump and moist.

Spicy wonton. It took a while for me to finally get to the dish, as it wasn't the first on my list, but once I tried it, I had realized I had understimated how good it was. It has heat, but not overbaring.

Pan fried string beans w/ Szechwan sauce. I love veggies, so I had no problems with this dish. Because it had some spice, it gave it a good kick.

It was nice that at the end of the meal, they give a little dessert. In this case it was a type of red bean soup. It was a good palette cleanser.

So all in all, if you want an authentic chinese restaurant, in the downtown area, at a decent price, that's clean with decent service, and can go to at 3am, this is the place to be.

Tsui Hang Village on Urbanspoon

Tsui Hang Village Chinese Restaurant
1193 Granville Street
Vancouver, BC


  1. Hey natalia!
    you should link your reviews to urban spoon!

  2. i dont know how to do that! lol. I'll check it out! thanks!

  3. Mmm yes the spicy wontons were a favourite of mine back in my Granville days!