Wah Wing 華榮川菜館 is located in Coquitlam on Lougheed Highway and Westwood. Since Kirin Coquitlam closed its doors back in October 2011, there has been a serious lack of dim sum choices. Wah Wing is hardly new and has been around forever and the place has had its up and downs in terms of quality and presentation. Nonetheless, sometimes you just don’t feel like driving far for a bite or you feel that you would give a place another go.
Wah Wing is decently sized, well light, and clean. Service is friendly and prompt.
Cuisine: Chinese, Szechuan, Chinese
Out of 5… (1: Don’t bother —> 5: Excellent)
I’m always on a quest to find the best XLB (Xiao Long Bao) – Steamed Soup Dumplings.
The dumpling skin needs to be thin. The XLB needs to be juicy (consisting of a nice broth) and not dry. The meat inside should be fresh and well seasoned. Unfortunately the XLB here were pretty sub par. The skin was thick and doughy. The soup was oily and dumpling itself was rather dry.
On the special lunch menu:
Chinese Mustard Green $5.95
Well portioned, seasoned and stir fried with garlic. I’m glad to see that the veggies were not overcooked.
Soy Sauce Braised Fish Jaw $7.95
Stir Fried Sticky Rice $7.95
Similar to the XLB, the skin was towards the thick and doughy side. The meat well seasoned and pleasantly fried to a golden color.
Eggplant, Scallops and Tofu in Chili, Sour and Garlic Sauce $19.95
Part of the Chef’s recommendation menu, this clay pot dish was deliciously cooked.
The sauce soaks the eggplant, scallops and tofu and shredded bamboo and garlic gives more texture. But I think the winner is definitely the sauce, without the strong tasting spice and garlic, this pot would be rather bland.
Pan Friend Soy Noodles
One of my favourite dishes especially paired with Congee at Tai Hing Congee (click) in Richmond
On other occasions I would order
- Dry Braised String Beans.
- Blanched in oil then stir fried, the beans are slightly crunchy and well seasoned with dried shrimp and Chinese mushrooms.
- Braised Sliced Fish in Chili Sauce 幹燒魚片
- Juicy fish slices but slightly heavy on vinegar. I would prefer Lucky Gate’s ( click ).
- Free Parking
- Lunch specials
- Dim Sum
- Sticky Rice (weekends only)
- Sweet / Salty Soy Milk (weekends only)
Other dim sum items are pretty standard. While this place does not earn full marks across the board, on occasion we will still come here due to the close proximity to home.
2748 Lougheed Hwy
Port Coquitlam, BC
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