Western Lake Chinese Restaurant

Vancouver is home to the second largest Chinese population outside of China, right behind San Francisco. So you could say Asians like me are quite spoiled with the amount of options available when it comes to Chinese food. I can get pretty picky as not all options are top-notch. My longtime favourite place to go for solid Chinese food is Western Lake. Many locals are familiar with this restaurant as it is quite popular for dim sum any day of the week.

My family decided to have an early Mother’s Day celebration for my grandmother before her operation. A couple of my aunts flew in just for the occasion and they wanted to make it extra special and had asked me for recommendations. After researching and comparing restaurant menus back and forth, we all agreed that Western Lake seemed to have the best deal overall that fit within our budget. Reservations were made (of course!) in advance for our family- we got lucky because we didn’t expect the place to be so packed on a Wednesday evening!

Our party of 10 went with the Royal Seafood Banquet ($468) which consisted of the following:

IMG_4216 2.JPGWestern Lake Appetizer Platter

IMG_4237.jpgSautéed Scallops & Prawns with Seasonal Greens

IMG_4221 2.jpgStuffed Crab Claws and Shrimp Paste

IMG_4240.jpgCrab Meat Braised with Shark Fin Soup

IMG_4244.jpgLobster & Crab Braised in Superior Broth

IMG_4278.JPGChinese Mushroom with Sea Cucumber in Oyster Sauce

IMG_4270.JPGThree Braised Squabs

IMG_4262.JPGSteamed Live Fish

IMG_4288.jpgBraised E-Fu Noodle in Abalone Sauce

IMG_4284.jpgEgg White Fried Rice with Dried Scallop

IMG_4296.JPGDessert (Mung Bean Soup)

4989 Victoria Dr
Vancouver, BC

Rating: 4.5/5
Price: $$$
Service: 4/5
Reservation? Yes
Website: http://westernlake.ca/english/

Western Lake Chinese Seafood Restaurant Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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