Double Double Restuarant & Wonton - Empire Centre
Instead of going for dim sum yesterday my dad and I decided to switch things up and go for some HK style brunch!
Why they decided to name themselves Double Double is beyond me haha! This isn't a Timmy's! In chinese they're called Lao Yuo Tiao, which roughly translates to "Old Chinese Doughnut." Chinese doughnuts are what they're famous for, so it makes sense, but Double Double?
Located in Empire Centre, Double Double is famous for their chinese doughnuts, rice rolls, fried wontons, radish cakes and congee! They also have a variety of HK style lunch dishes!
Service - 2/5 stars
The food came really fast and the service was quick. When we asked for more sauce the lady was really nice and said that we could ask for more if it wasn't enough!
Ambiance - Casual
The restaurant itself is quite spacious and the decor is typical of an HK cafe. Most people come here for breakfast so breakfast time is definitely rush hour!
The portions are really large and the prices are reasonable, averaging about $5.50 for a bowl of congee, depending on what you order. Personally I find their yu tiao to be a bit overpriced at $2.25 each considering you can buy a pack at a bakery for $2.
128 - 4600 No. 3 Road 帝國中心 Richmond BC V6X4E8
Wednesday - Sunday 10:30am-10:00pmCash Only
HK Style Sampan Congee $5.50
Sampan congee is essentially a combination of different ingredients like chicken, tripe, century egg, peanuts, etc. The congee was really thick and just the right consistency. There was no absence of flavour and the ingredients really meshed well together.We shared this between 2 people but you can also order this in a larger size for a group!
Shrimp & Chive Rice Roll $4.75
This was solid as well! The rice rolls were really thin, bouncy, and filled with ample amounts of juicy shrimp. They drizzle a sweet oil based sauce on the roll which makes the whole thing really oily haha. The chives were a great contrast to the sweetness of the sauce and balanced out the flavours really well.
Salted Chinese Donut $2.25
3/5 starsChinese donuts are their speciality!They're made to order, so they're served to you hot and crispy. It's lightly salted and not too oily. My only gripe was that the dough was a bit dry. This thing was huge and eating this alone will most likely make you full haha!