Dragon View Chinese Cuisine in Continental Plaza, Richmond

Lorna invited me and Emily S for dim sum. Emily brought her hubby along as he has just arrived from China for a vacation with Emily to Bermuda.

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I suggested to go to Dragon View Chinese Cuisine in Continental Plaza since I have not blog about it before.

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Like most dim sum place, this is nicely decorated with a large center piece chandelier. We were there at 10:30 AM and it’s not too busy.

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Dragon View Chinese Cuisine was called Wah Wing before the change of name. Even the napkin still bears the Wah Wing Restaurant Group name. Anyone has any idea for the name change?

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You may click on the menu to have a larger view. The dim sum here ranges from $3.25 for S to $8.80 for D. Other more expensive sharing dishes like noodles, congee and rice ranges from $7.80 to $16.80. Oh!, they charge $3 for XO sauce which we did not order.

For week day, if you settle the bill before 12PM, there is a 20% discount for the dim sum items.

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We ordered 7 items to share among the four of us. Emily and hubby let Lorna and me to do the ordering. They just want to relax and enjoy the meal. I want that too!

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The first item was Deep Fried Lotus Roots Cakes. The above medium size dim sum is $4.19. They were quite meaty and has a crunch to it.

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The above Deep Fried Fish Paste wrapped with Rice Rolls was Emily’s hubby’s favourite. It was categorized under P which priced at $4.99. It was a big serving. It is like ‘Jar Leong’ …with fish paste stuffed inside the Chinese donut. This was served with sweet soy sauce, sesame paste and another thick black sauce. I did not try it, so I’m not sure what was the sauce. Perhaps, hoisin sauce.

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Despite the name Steamed Stuffed Bitter melon with Minced Pork, the minced pork ball actually sits on top of a slice of bitter melon. I never cook bitter melon at home because no one else would eat them. Other than bitter, the bitter melon has a “gum” flavour to it. What is the English term for “gum”? This dish is $4.19.

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I like the above Two Kinds of Mushroom with Deep Fried Bean Curd Sheet. The mushrooms are enoki and shiitake which were made into a sauce with slivered carrots. I like the crustiness of the deep fried bean curd sheet. This dish is from the kitchen section and costs $7.25.

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Lorna suggested we order something more substantial since we have a gentleman here. We ordered Steamed Country Style thick Rice Noodle with Chicken Feet & Spare Ribs. There is not much of sauce in this dish unlike the one I had at Kam Wah Loong Seafood Restaurant which I like. Dragon View Chinese Cuisine serves this with a side of sweet soy sauce instead. This is $4.99.

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We also ordered a rice dish. It’s Stir Fried Sticky Rice with Diced Chinese Sausage & Mushroom. The rice is very fragrant with the dried shrimp and Chinese sausage. This dish is also from the kitchen section, i.e. $7.25.

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Finally, we got Emily to pick a dessert. She picked the Deep Fried Durian Pastries which is one of my favourite dim sum item. I simply love the flaky pastry with the sweet aroma of durian custard. This is $3.25.

There were quite a bit of left over which we packed away. When it came to settling the bill, Emily’s hubby insisted he pays for it since it’s our first time meeting. Emily, thank you for buying the meal. We wish both of you a fun and safe vacation to Bermuda.

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This Post Has 5 Comments

  1. Maggie

    On page 1 of the menu, it shows the different price letters for the dim sum. I am guessing that the S, M, and L stand for small, medium and large, respectively. But what do the P, T, D and K stand for in terms of size? The only things I could think of are pig, tiger, dragon and king. Am I off base here? Since they didn’t just list the price symbols as A, B, C, etc, I suppose they have some symbolic meaning in Chinese.

    1. LotusRapper

      I was wondering the same (P, T, D, K), while noting their S, M, L prices are high (at least higher than I would pay).

      Suanne how did you find the value of the meal ?

      1. Suanne

        Yeah, the P,T,D does not indicate the size. They are different levels of specials, more like based on the price of ingredient. I found an abalone dish categorized under D. The K is for Kitchen Specials which is quite common in dim sum restaurants. Overall, this place is on the pricey side. Not my regular dim sum place.

        1. Henry

          My little Chinese that I know:

          P – Chinese words translates as “special item”
          T – Chinese words translates as “top item”
          D – Chinese words translates as “super item”
          K – is like you already figured “kitchen item”

          1. Maggie

            Thank you for the explanation. Hopefully, this labeling/pricing convention is found in other Chinese restaurants so I can understand those menus as well.

            I’m still waiting for a set of online courses on how to read menus around the world. 😉 I have a couple of Marling Menu Master books, but they are only published for France, Spain, Germany and Italy.

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