You have to tell me more about Daimo.
It seems like Daimo has been around for a long time. It is definitely BCT (Before Chow Times, TM). I guess they have their roots in Hong Kong. As much I try to Google them, I can’t find any references of them in Hong Kong. I got a bunch of links of the restaurant in California though.
So last weekend, we went to Daimo. We had been here before just that we had never blogged about them. I am not sure why. It must have been a few years ago during the early days of Chow Times. In those days, we were timid bloggers. Today we are bold. LOL! I think we got intimidated for one reason or another. I think so.
I had never paid much attention to Daimo after that visit. My earlier impression was that it was a Chinese restaurant with a Japanese name. Daimo … Daimyo. Sounds alike.
Despite its age, the restaurant does not show its age. It is a well maintained restaurant. I was half expecting this place to have a little bit of peeling paint and or worn out chairs. He he he … of all things I noticed, I thought the glass were really shiny and clean. Just goes to show how they know how to take care of the image of the restaurant. Shows that they still care.
The inside is kind of small. OK, we counted the seats for you. They have 42 seats. 🙂 Not too big, huh?
It is kind of hard to believe that they are a branch from a successful chain in Hong Kong. I am not sure if it’s still owned by the same restaurant anymore or the ownership had transferred since. I don’t know … and am hoping some of you knows.
Service is very good — very polite and very genuine. There wasn’t a lot of people (just four tables, including ours) and between the two waitresses, getting their attention is not a problem.
I guess only a chain restaurant would have logo plates. Normally a small 42 seater restaurant would not bother with logo’ing the plates. Chinese restaurants are not big in branding, generally speaking. But I guess you also see that the logos are beginning to wear off already.
Their full menu was nothing too exciting. It is the usual Cantonese restaurant items. You know, like Noodle Soup, Mixed Noodles, Congee and such.
You know our boys. They wanted to have their own dish (fried rice, what else?). They don’t like sharing dishes. Mum on the other hand wants sharing. And the boys know that dad is an expert in picking dishes they like. And yet they insisted on having their own serving.
Well, dad has the final say. I said we will order sharing dishes, like it or not … and no more debates. As a compromise, each of us get to choose one dish … except NO FRIED RICE!
This was because I wanted to choose dishes from the Dinner Combo menu (click above to show in larger image).
There are 28 dishes to choose from. The combo sounds like a great deal … and it was.
We opted for the Dinner for 4 option. Listen to this … not only do we get to choose 4 dishes, we also get free (1) jelly fish, (2) BBQ pork, and (3) Soup!
It is like having SEVEN dishes. All for $50.
We knew it will be too much food. For the four of us, we normally would order three dishes. But it is either this or the Dinner for 2 option.
The free soup is the Pork and Lotus Root soup. It was great and tasted really good. It surprisingly has a really deep flavour to it. Just look at the color of the soup too. Normally free soup are just so-so.
Even Nanzaro and Arkensen liked it. See? Dad’s choices are not bad. If only they just give me a bit more credit.
Here is another two that is free with the Dinner Combo. The BBQ Pork was … (more…)