Nanzaro and I went out for lunch on a Saturday afternoon. Arkensen wanted to catch his favourite Dr. Who show; so he asked us to bring salted fish chicken fried rice from the Richmond Public Market for him.
I had wanted to come here for the Mala Xiang Guo for a long time since Fmed blogged about it. The Northern Chinese Cuisine had been here for a least a year.
Parking is at rear with marking for customers of 8188.
I like the traditional Chinese decoration of this restaurant.
The above is a table decor under the glass.
I was looking for Mala Xiang Guo on the menu but was not able to find it. So, I asked the server about it. He told me that there is a dish called Xiang Guo Prawns which is similar. It’s a new dish and not on the menu yet.
The Xiang Guo Prawn is priced as a seasonal item which is $18.95 currently. There were a lot of sizable prawns in this dish.
In order to make the Xiang Guo Prawn to resemble Mala Xiang Guo, customer can add vegetables in it; The vegetables ranges from $4 to $5 each. We added bean curd stick and wood ear to it.
The sauce for the Xiang Guo Prawn is more to sesame flavour with a slight spiciness; not exactly numbing spicy.
I also ordered a Lamb broth which was pretty good. It is $2.95 for a individual bowl.
Northern Chinese Cuisine accepts credit card. When I asked if they have a take out menu, the cashier told me that they were in the middle of changing the restaurant name to Silkway Halal Cuisine. So, they have not printed take out menu yet.
Northern Chinese Cuisine offers a number of lunch special which ranges from $7 to $9. I would love to come back to try the lunch special.