Chiu Chow Fried Oyster Omelette
Parklane Chinese Restaurant is located on the same floor as London Drugs in Richmond on Westminster and No. 3. They offer Chiu Chow style cuisine and also dim sum during the daytime. We visited during dinner time and the restaurant was quite packed. To start, we actually had the Pepper Pork Stomach Soup which I have never tried before. I am not a fan of intestines, so the stomach threw me off a bit, but the soup itself was very peppery. Not bad, but I thought it was a bit too spicy after a while. For appetizers, we started off with the Chiu Chow Fried Oyster Omelette which I really enjoyed. The sides were super crispy and there was a decent amount of oyster. Highly recommend getting this.
Chiu Chow Style Deep Fried Prawn Balls
Next up were the Chiu Chow Style Deep Fried Prawn Balls. These were served with some crispy seaweed in the center. The prawns were bouncy and had tons of filling.
Dried Oyster with Vegetables
Of course we needed some vegetables, so the Dried Oyster with Vegetables were a good choice. It came with a medium consistency broth and paired well with the Chinese vegetables.
BBQ Ribs with Plum Sauce
A favourite at the table was the BBQ Ribs with Plum Sauce. The sauce had a nice sweet and sour flavoured with some acidity. The ribs had a nice crunch from frying and a decent amount of meat on the bones.
Pan Fried Fish
I can’t quite remember the type of fish this was, but it was pan fried with green onions and soy sauce. My only issue with this dish was the fish had quite a lot of bones still in it. I’m not good with picking out the bones, so not really a dish for me.
Of course we need some carbs, so the Sticky Rice was perfect to wrap up the meal. The preserved pork sausage with Chinese mushrooms, egg, and green onions made the dish very flavourful.
Steamed Duo Crystal Dumplings
Of course a Chiu Chow style dinner has to end with the Steamed Duo Crystal Dumplings. Be sure to order these in advance as it takes a long time to make. For some reason, we had ordered two orders at the beginning of dinner, but when we told them to bring out the desserts, they told us only one was left. Not sure why they sold our other order… Anyways, the crystal skin was nice and chewy and the red bean and lotus paste filling was not overly sweet.
Overall, Parklane is a great spot if you’re looking for Chiu Chow food. Service was decent and the prices were reasonable. Will be back for more!
– Great Chiu Chow eats
– Would stick to the Chiu Chow style dishes. Some of the other dishes are just average
Price Range: $20 per person
1: Terrible 2: Poor 3: Average 4: Good 5: Excellent
Food: 4 Service: 3.5 Ambiance: 3.5 Parking: Free parking in London Drugs lot Overall: 4