If you missed the first and second stops of my FEAST! adventure, then you should go check out my last blog posts about an amazing $38 set menu at Hotpot Palace and $48 set menu at Mr. Bro Bistro & Izakaya. You have now until Monday, November 18 to have a taste of the Feast: Asian Dining Festival. For my last stop, I invited my friends to join me at Continental Seafood Restaurant to enjoy a $178 set menu for 6 people.
Same as the other two stops, it is my first time dining here. When I was selecting which restaurants to go, the menu from Continental Seafood Restaurant immediately attracted me. It is a 7-course menu that can feed 6 people. I invited four friends to tag along, and it was exciting for me because it has been a long time since I have such a fancy Chinese meal.
The first two dishes are Crab Meat Fish Maw Soup and Roasted Pork with BBQ Duck. The soup is beyond my expectation, with a generous amount of crab meat and pieces of fish maw in it. The big bowl can fill up to 7 small bowls, so my friends can go for the second round!
I love the crispy skin from the roasted pork, and the ratio of fat and meat is perfect.
The Sautee Jumbo Prawn with Superior Soya Sauce arrives next. Again, I am surprised by the portion, which I believe it has more than 10 jumbo prawns in the dish. It is flavorful, but unfortunately, I wish the prawn itself can absorb more of the soy sauce flavor. It tastes somewhat bland on its own.
The next dish is the one that excites me the most – Braised Lamb with Bamboo & Chinese Mushroom in Hot Pot. Lettuce is included on the side. Putting lettuce in the braised lamb hotpot is a common thing to see, as it can absorb all the flavors from the sauce. This type of hotpot is rare and often expensive in Vancouver. Therefore, I am surprised to see this on the menu. The lamb is tender and flavorful! I would totally order this again next time I am here.
The last two dishes are also as fabulous as the others – Pan Fried Black Cod with Soya Sauce and Sticky Rice with Preserved Meat & Sausage. The black cod is cooked and seasoned perfectly. It is soft and flaky, but I hope it is more “pan-fried” than deep-fried as it looks they dipped the fish into corn starch prior to pan-frying it.
The sticky rice is one of the best sticky rice I have eaten in Vancouver. You might think I sound exaggerated, but I love the egg strings are so thin that the flavor is in every ingredient of the dish. It is not overly seasoned, and I won’t feel too heavy after eating more than a bowl.
Unfortunately, we didn’t get the dessert, which is also included in the set menu because we were too full with quite a bit of leftover. The server offers us red bean sweet soup and fortune cookies.
It was second to the last day of me driving around with the 2020 Subaru Outback, and I can’t express how sad I was over words. It was a fun week driving around, especially for us who don’t have a car normally. These are some photos to show how spacious the car is. I love the trunk, which can even fit me inside.
Continental Seafood Restaurant is rated at 3.9/5, and I think it totally worth at least 4.5/5. Almost all of the dishes are perfectly seasoned and cooked, and with this $178 set menu, it can probably feed more than 6 people. If you do the math, each person is paying around $35-40 after tips and tax, which is reasonable for a fancy, high-quality 7-course meal. The restaurant is spacious and clean, with good service. I will definitely return on my own time to try their dimsum and get the Braised Lamb Hot Pot once again.
Taste : 4.5/5 • Service: 4.5/5 • Ambiance: 4.5/5 • Quality-Price: 5/5
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