Chinatown · Chinese · Restaurants

Vic’s Hong Kong Style BBQ Cafe

My buddy Office Dad told me the owner of Vic's HK hired David Lo, a chef from Vancouver. According to Office Dad, it's hard to convince a chef to move from Vancouver to Calgary. There isn't much of an Asian community in Calgary compared to Vancouver and the weather is too cold for many expats. For… Continue reading Vic’s Hong Kong Style BBQ Cafe

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Chinatown · Comfort food · Curry · Restaurants

Mamak Dang Malaysian Fusion Cuisine Downtown Location

For years, Office Dad has been bugging me to try Mamak Dang Malaysian Fusion, but it's located way out in NE. Imagine my delight when I learned that a second location  opened up by my office (aka cubicle). Office Dad is friends with quite a few restaurant owners/chefs in Calgary. He always tells them that I'm… Continue reading Mamak Dang Malaysian Fusion Cuisine Downtown Location

Cheap Eats · Chinatown · Chinese · Comfort food

Tang’s Dynasty

Office Dad and I wanted something hot and soupy for lunch. He informed me that Tang's Dynasty has new owners and the lamb dishes are great value. Tang's serves up northern Chinese food, which is different from southern Chinese, the latter being the stuff I grew up on. Northern cuisine focuses on wheat noodles, dumplings, mutton and… Continue reading Tang’s Dynasty

Cheap Eats · Chinatown · Comfort food · Vietnamese

Trung Nguyen – Vietnamese Subs

I love the subs and the owners at the infamous Thi Thi (Chinatown location), but I also really like Trung Nguyen. The line-up is also shorter than Thi Thi and the service is just as nice. I usually get the Assorted Sub ($5.50) but the Sate Chicken ($7.50) is also an excellent choice. The baggette… Continue reading Trung Nguyen – Vietnamese Subs

Cheap Eats · Chinatown · Chinese · Indian

Shangri-La Palace Restaurant

Office Dad, Ms. Biz, Wendy and I met up for lunch at Shangri-La Palace Restaurant. Office Dad wanted to eat there as Asian Persuasion told us she really enjoyed the $13.99 all-you-can-eat buffet. Apparently, Shangri-La Palace has three chefs that specialized in Chinese, Indian and Malaysian food. I didn't have much interest in eating anything… Continue reading Shangri-La Palace Restaurant

Cheap Eats · Chinatown

Chong Fat – Best Eats in Chinatown

Chong Fat is one of my favourite Chinese restaurants. The hours are odd. The restaurant closes early for dinner and isn't open on Tuesdays. The room itself is utilitarian. However,  none of that matters to me. It's the food and service I love. The dishes are simple and well-cooked. The food isn't sloppily cooked like so many other Chinese… Continue reading Chong Fat – Best Eats in Chinatown