We were looking for a warm noodle soup after a chilly day on the rock. Pho Sac Trang looked inviting. I chose the spicy lemongrass pho. The flavour was intensely spicy. It was pretty good except there were only a few bits of chicken and the heat from the chilies seemed to overwhelm the lemongrass. The service was friendly. Everything tastes good when you are feeling cold and hungry!
We were hungry for some sushi and we stumbled upon this little place. The name is rather generic, but they serve Japanese and Korean food.
We ordered a nice variety of sushi and tempura. The veggie tempura was really light and fresh tasting. The green beans were still crunchy with a vibrant green color.
We also had peach flavoured green tea which went really well with the spicy rolls.
Dessert was complimentary; deep fried banana that looked like a caterpillar. Would visit again, if I had another opportunity.
Looking for dinner close to our motel, we decided on a Korean restaurant down the street. The place was fairly empty on a Sunday night.
One of our party is Korean, so he helped with the ordering. We had bulgogi, spicy pork, seafood pancake, kimchi stew and spicy rice cake. I thought most of the food was good. My friend commented that the kimchi was sour for his taste (and mine as well). The spicy pork was really good. I thought the spicy rice cake was more like rice penne pasta with a sweet and spicy sauce. The service was good and we got complimentary vanilla ice cream for dessert.
I often tell it like it is. We stopped by here for dim sum as it looked interesting driving by. Before getting along, here is a disclaimer:
I like to review restaurants fairly. In this case, my aunt knows the male owner. I have also been warned about the tour buses. I’m also not from Kelowna.
It is Thanksgiving, so I did not expect them to be open. They were so I made a reservation. The place was nearly empty when we arrived. My Aunt said they were expecting a tour bus in an hour. The service was good. We ordered dim sum. My Aunt warned me that it was from frozen. Also that the owner cooks according to their preference when they are there. No additional salt, no MSG.
Everything was hot and arrived quickly. The har gow (shrimp dumplings), sui mai (pork dumplings), law mai kai (sticky rice), char sui bao (bbq pork bun), kean yong bao (lotus seed paste bun) all tasted fresh. The broccoli with garlic sauce was freshly made. The chicken and corn soup tasted as I would expect.
We had to get our server’s attention to pay the bill, and that was after the tour arrived.
The food was good and I have no complaints about the service. It is three hours after my meal and I am not drinking glasses of water. That is good.
So if you avoid the tour bus rush, and can speak Cantonese, it will help.