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  • For the adventurous out there: Noodle feast. A bit of a hole in the wall but they have awesome spicy hand pulled noodles. The menu is in chinese and no one speaks English. Really, I called to see if they're open and they didn't understand me- not even "open or closed today?" . You can order by number so we just picked an number from each section of the menu. Noms.

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    • Double Greeting
      Sam Wok
      Hot Wok
      Wok n Roll
      Chin Kee
      Dan Shing
      Shanghai 456

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      • Generally I trust Asian people reviewing Asian restaurants with most credibility. Same applied to any ethnic group.

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        • Originally posted by Eminent View Post
          Generally I trust Asian people reviewing Asian restaurants with most credibility. Same applied to any ethnic group.
          I do too but that may just mean I’m an *****. Most foods have all kinds of variations so I imagine that within any group raised on any particular traditional dish, there’s probably people that variously love and hate different but popular versions of that same dish.

          Then there’s people who’s ancestors came here a century or two ago, were raised on foods quite different than the old mother country foods (then or now) and so have no actual experience with the food. So then it’s just racist to assume their opinion is of any more value than the next person.
          Last edited by KC; 23-01-2019, 05:51 PM.

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          • Amazing Wok on Ellerslie Rd. just west of Calgary Trail is recommended. We've ordered takeaway there a number of times and yet to be disappointed.
            Nisi Dominus Frustra

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            • My phone has a speed-dial button for "Chinese Food" and it's been set to the Lingnan for a decade. It's "western" Chinese food but there are times that really hits the spot. Always fresh, always fast, always friendly.
              I am in no way entitled to your opinion...

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              • We went to the Asian Express Hotpot on Allendale Road the other day. It was really good. I went to the bathroom before we left. When I came back to the table my wife was telling me how the guy took the water glasses he had collected from tables, emptied them into the sink, then refilled them and took them out to tables for the next customers. (unwashed) She said now we can’t come back. I said just don’t drink the water. She said no way are we going back. They also own the one on 97th I believe. That’s too bad because we’ve been to both and like the food. I also said I could talk to them to explain. She said no forget it. We had been going to the Urban China for some time. Shortly before they were shut down my wife had a large iron filing in her food. If she had swallowed it who knows what would have happened. I said I’m taking it to the manager. She said no let’s go. She wouldn’t go back so she was glad it got shut down. I wanted to take it up with them so they could fix the machine it was coming from, you know help them out, but she said no, forget it. She’s going to the hot pot on Saturday beside Global, where the Bonanza buffet was for a while, with friends from work. I hope things go well. Next Friday she’s leaving to Vietnam for a month. She can eat tons of her food there.
                Last edited by Drumbones; 24-01-2019, 07:56 AM.
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                • Stopped by the Green Onion Cake Man for lunch. The place had a steady stream of patrons but not overwhelmingly busy. Had a hot & sour soup and a green onion cake plus a bottle of water. The soup was quite good though not the best I've ever had. The green onion cake was absolute perfection - didn't even need any dipping sauces! I'll be back.
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                  • Dang Good on 118th beside Dutch Delicious just west of Groat Rd. We have been frequenting both lately. It’s Vietnamese more than Chinese though. Excellent food.
                    Last edited by Drumbones; 06-07-2019, 05:05 PM.
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                    • Good Buddy restaurant that can be found in multiple suburban locations offers good food. If you want Szechwan Pepper flavoured food, they got it. Hot Pot and Chicken feet as well. Even the familiar stuff tastes better than what food court venders offer.
                      Edmonton first, everything else second.

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