Just across Coquitlam Centre is Legend House, a restaurant that specializes in Northern China and Szechuan cuisine.
Walking in, you can see the chefs preparing handmade noodles and dumplings.
Chicken with Spicy Sauce
We started off with the Chicken with Spicy Sauce. The free range chicken was tossed in a spicy Szechuan peppercorn dressing & garlic. I found the sauce to be very spicy, but I’ve had a spicier one. I’m sure Szechuan diners would think that this is not spicy enough. The chicken itself was also difficult to eat, since the chicken was chopped up in a way were there were bits of bones everywhere. Not a lot of actual meat to be honest.
Dan Dan Noodles
Next were the Dan Dan Noodles, which came in a huge bowl for a cheap price of $6.95. Eating this on your own would definitely fill you up very well. The noodles were handmade, but I found that they stuck together a lot. The texture itself is pretty good though, with a nice chew. The sauce was a spicy, tangy peanut sauce, and included minced pork & spinach. Of course, there were crushed peanuts as well. Slightly spicy, but I could still handle it.
Shanghai “Xiao Long Bao” Soup Dumplings
Legend Beef Rolls
Szechuan Hot Chili Dumplings
– Ambiance and service is pretty good for a Chinese restaurant
– Reasonable prices for decent eats
– Some hits and misses for dishes, but overall not very memorable
Price Range: $15-20
1: Terrible 2: Poor 3: Average 4: Good 5: Excellent