Whenever I'm with my dad we eat at the most boring places LOL. Well, when he's paying...he makes the decisions. He refuses to believe that anything other than Chinese and Japanese is edible (a lot of old asian people I know are like that) My grandma (I see where my dad gets it from) actually refuses to eat anything other than chinese food and calls everything else disgusting LOL. Which is a shame really...because they miss out on so much! There's more to food than dim sum and rice!!
I don't have anything against Bubble World, but the food's just not that exciting...you know what I mean? I really like their bubble teas though (their taro slush is so good hehe!) Once school starts up again in a few weeks I'll be eating at more interesting places since I'll be eating alone ~ and then I'll finally be free to eat whatever I want!! :D
I try to be as creative as possible with ordering, but my dad always sticks to what he knows, and if I try ordering something different, he'll protest! I was thinking about ordering the "Fruity Beef w/ Rice" or the "Orange Osmanthus Pork" off of their new menu but my dad was like
"Stop eating weird stuff!! That's why you're as skinny as a rat!! Why can't you eat normal, healthy food?"
"What's normal food to you dad?
"Rice and meat!!"
"This is rice and meat!!" (points at the fruity beef w/ rice)
"Not that kind of rice and meat...normal meat!!"
"But Dad...normal is boring!!"
"So? Why can't you be more normal Selina?! You don't even eat properly, and you call yourself a food blogger?"
I tried ordering it anyway but the waitress said those dishes weren't available..which pleased my Dad LOL.
Read my previous review of Bubble World Metrotown here: http://www.vancitynoms.com/2014/03/bubble-world.html
And Bubble World Surrey here: http://www.vancitynoms.com/2014/05/bubble-world-surrey.html
I pretty much ordered the same dishes at both places lol!!
3 Cup Chicken
My dad went with their 3 cup chicken! 3 cup chicken is a taiwanese classic!! Bubble World's version was just "meh" lol...Pearl Castle definitely does it better! The sauce was overly salty and there wasn't enough 3 spice, so all we could really taste was soy sauce. The chicken wasn't very tender either and the portion size was on the small side.
Hakka Style Stir Fried Pork & Squid3.5/5 stars
I've never seen anyone order this at Bubble World (everyone always gets their chicken nuggets lol) but wow, I was surprised how good this was LOL. I'm a huge fan of hakka food, the last time I ate it was in taiwan two months ago!! This particular dish had bean curd, green onion, bits of squid, and pork in it! It was full of flavour, subtly spicy, with a tinge of sweetness! The portion size was pretty large as well!
Boiled Veggies w/ Minced Meat $5.50
Why on earth do we keep paying an arm and a leg for boiled veggies that we can make for 50 cents at home?! LOL. I actually had the same dish at Kick S Good yesterday haha!! Bubble World's version was pretty decent, alot better than Kick Good's!! There was alot more minced meat and the bak choy they use is the more expensive kind haha!
Our two combos also came with a side of rice and 2 side dishes!! The side dishes weren't bad, the boiled edamame beans were seasoned with garlic, and the bean curd was nice and flavourful!!
Here's a look at their new menu!!
You can find their entire menu online here: http://bubbleworld.ca/index.php/sites/menu