October 8, 2012

CHINESEBITES x NONG CHINESE RESTAURANT x GRANVILLE + 41ST

ChineseBites signature dishes tour dinner #7 at Nong Chinese Restaurant (formerly The One Restaurant) on Granville Street in Shaughnessy on October 3, 2012.

Nong Chinese Restaurant | Shaughnessy, Vancouver

We hit up another part of Vancouver for a full Chinese course dinner with the crew, this time on the westside.

Nong Chinese Restaurant | Shaughnessy, Vancouver

We started off with some appetizers including chicken in chili sauce, jelly pork, marinated beef, all of which were satisfactory and fairly standard to our expectations.

Nong Chinese Restaurant | Shaughnessy, Vancouver

I dug the lobster with bitter melon and shredded pork despite an over abundance of bitter melon. It had a nice flavour and a lot of seasoning.

Nong Chinese Restaurant | Shaughnessy, VancouverNong Chinese Restaurant | Shaughnessy, Vancouver

We were surprised with some xiaolongbao soup pork dumplings near the end of the meal. They were pretty good with a nice skin and soup inside. I was unenthused by the vegetable salty pork rice. I found it overly salty and not for my taste.

Nong Chinese Restaurant | Shaughnessy, Vancouver

Dishes came a rapid fire pace. The lamb with spicy cumin was okay but underwhelming. The standard assorted seafood stir fry with vegetables was solid. I was intrigued but disappointed by the dark braised pork belly.

Nong Chinese Restaurant | Shaughnessy, Vancouver

Their specialty tea smoked duck was decent. I didn't really taste any hint of particular smokiness yet the meat was tender and good.

Nong Chinese Restaurant | Shaughnessy, Vancouver

The giant dong po pork hock was ridiculously big. It was meaty and quite good. Some of these Chinese dinners are starting to run together. However, I did enjoy most of the dishes from Nong. The food was well prepared and everything was fairly satisfactory despite some lackluster feelings on my part.

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