Sherman's Food Adventures: Fung May Chinese Cuisine

Fung May Chinese Cuisine

Okay, you'd think that heading over to Crystal Mall twice within 24 hours would be the last thing I'd do. Well, I did and the ordeal did not disappoint. Costanza and I were heading there to get some takeout. As we were pulling up to the entrance of the Crystal Mall parking lot, what do we see? How about someone actually trying to make a U-Turn right in front! Not on the street, where it's slightly more understandable. It was literally right where the cars enter and exit before the sidewalk! As you can imagine, traffic was backed up. And so it begins, the horror otherwise known as the Crystal Mall parkade. A circular torture from hell meant to test the patience of the most calm-at-heart. One entrance, one exit, narrow lanes and pie-shaped parking spaces only serve to exacerbate driving-challenged individuals. Please fire the person who designed this! Whenever I'm hitting up eats in this food court, it's Wang's and maybe something else. The something else is usually Fung May Chinese Cuisine. To the casual observer, this food stand doesn't impress; in fact, with all the hand written signage, it looks kind of dumpy. However, don't let appearances fool you. In fact, they are well-known for their rice hot pots.

We didn't get a rice hot pot, instead we got an order of the XO Soy-Fried Rice Noodle Rolls. Surprisingly moderately greasy, the noodles were flavourful and slightly spicy. Good texture and "wok hay" resulted in a good dish. For our second item, we went for the Singapore Fried Noodles. A combination of rice vermicelli, peppers, carrots, sprouts, onions, shrimp and BBQ pork with curry, this is usually a fan favourite. This particular version was flavourful, slightly spicy, not too oily and full of ingredients. A satisfying product. The last item was the Seafood & Pineapple Fried Rice. Although it the rice was sufficiently chewy and wok-fried properly, the entire dish lacked flavour. The pineapple gave a nice sweet tartness which was refreshing; but there was a lack of savouriness to balance it out. Furthermore, there was not really much seafood other than the imitation crab. Despite the rice, the rest of the food was good as with my previous visits. Fung May is a dependable place to hit if you're in the food court. Just park somewhere else.

The Good:
- Cheap
- Good portions
- High wok heat = flavour

The Bad:
- Since it's a food court, you get crappy utensils
- It's in Crystal Mall, location of the worst designed parking lot in the Universe, combined with clueless drivers

Fung May Chinese Cuisine
#2301 - 4500 Kingsway
Burnaby, B.C.
(604) 438-6263

Business Hours:
9:00am - 9:00pm (7 days a week)

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3 comments:

604foodtography said...

Lol at your comment about parking in Crystal Mall.

I haven't been there in a while.. there's an actual restaurant that serves really spicy szechuan food..can't recall the name though.

Sherman said...

We all know that certain drivers cannot figure out that parking lot. ;)

Admin said...

Well there are different chefs there!

Oh and about the parking lot I crash into something once in a while...