It was a hard decision, but my god brother and I ended up here! Looked sketchy outside in the parking lot though, so many people who looked drunk xD Anyways! It was very full inside, good sign? =)
Restaurant: Pearl Castle 圓香茶坊(visit their website here)
Location: 3799 Sexsmith Road, Richmond (Continental Square)
Cuisine: Taiwanese, dessert
Price range: $10-$15
Date of visit: May 10, 2013
Food variety: 4.75/5
Food quality: 4/5
Buck worthy? 3/5
Finally seated, we discussed what to order! A lot of things looked good, especially dessert!
So... decided upon the Seafood Hot Pot ($9.50) which was pretty big!
Didn't know what the soup base was, but it was delish. Ingredients were sparse though, they had these fishball things I loved-- nothing really special about it, it just looks cool =P
Look what I found in my mussel . . . ><"
And there was one (oh yes, ONE), oyster chopped in half in the whole pot. A little disappointed =(
Also ordered Veggie Dumplings ($6.25), that were a bit bland without sauce. Wrapping was chewy and well-cooked.
LASTLY, the star of the meal!! Red Bean with Milk on Shaved Ice ($4.95) =D It was quite large and full of red bean! I really liked it, but honestly, this was more a novelty feeling than anything, could definitely have been made and had at home, different feeling though :P
Not bad, same as the one that used to be in PoCo. Not sure if I'll still revisit though, it IS Richmond after all, so much more to try! ^-^