Dinesty Aberdeen - Visit #2


  Guess what guys? I got kicked out of Dinesty harharhar. I think this is the first time I've ever been "kicked out" of a restaurant. I was working on my lu rou fan and the waitress came around and she was like "We have a 1.5 hour time limit on weekends, you're going have to leave because there's a lineup." This happened on two occasions - I guess I'll have to limit myself to dining on weekdays now!

  Aww, and I was just going to order some green onion pancakes!! So I decided to pack up my lu rou fan for later instead of finishing it! And the funny thing is, it took them 20 mins to give me my bill. I didn't really mind though, because I had extra time to finish my lu rou fan ;D

  Anyways, I go to Dinesty way too often now and all the waitresses know me as the girl who "Always dines alone, orders too much, and sits for way too long."

   I usually order 2-4 dishes each time, and I always manage to finish it all (because for some weird reason I'm always really hungry when I go to Dinesty.)



Stewed Pork w/ Preserved Vegetables
2.5/5 stars

  This was just okay. The pork wasn't very tender. Even the fatty parts were hard to chew. Flavour wise, pretty predictable, with a heavy soy sauce/wine base. There was also a large bed of preserved vegetables on the bottom! This was actually a pretty large dish - but I managed to finish it all!! 



Green Onion Noodle
4/5 stars

  Green onion noodles is a classic Shanghainese noodle dish!! It's awesome - and totally underrated imo!! The broth was delightful, it was super fragrant with a heavy green onion flavour!! The shrimp was the cherry on top - it added a lovely shrimpy aroma!! The noodles were cooked al dente and I really liked how the noodles were semi-thick!! 



Preserved Pork "Zhen Jiang Style"

2.5/5 stars

  Another classic Shanghainese appy!! This was decent. It doesn't taste like much, it's kind of reminiscent of cold spam (albeit less salty.) It comes with vinegar on the side for added flavour!! I really like the mouthfeel of these, especially the crunchy corners!



Glutinous Rice Balls in Red Dates w/ Sugar Sauce

4/5 stars

  Although this might be a tad bit sweet for asian tastebuds - I really enjoyed it!! The rice balls were glutinous and chewy, and the red dates imparted a lovely sweetness!! This was a pretty large portion, so it's definitely meant to be shared!



Bowl 'O Rice!! $1.50



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11 comments:

  1. "Always dines alone, orders too much, and sits for way too long" ... story of my life!

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    1. LOL YASS!! Finally someone who understands!! ;D

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  2. I wonder what it'd be like if you two went to the same restaurant together at the same time ...... would they have to call the cops on you ? LOL ;-)

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    1. LOLOL!!
      "Hello 911, what is the nature of your emergency?"
      "I'd like to report a disturbance."

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  3. haha you are so cute! but considering how much u order they should reallly be nicer about it. its not like u ordered a $5 dish and sat for 3 hrs. i think u should be a customer that they would wanna keep. i do love the food at dinesty though but my least fave location is the aberdeen one

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    1. hehe thanks Alice!! :D

      Agreed haha! I've been to the Ackroyd and Robson locations (blog post coming soon!) and the Aberdeen location is my least favourite! But it's the most convenient ;D

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    2. "ts not like u ordered a $5 dish and sat for 3 hrs."

      That's called being at [insert wi-fi coffee shop of your choice here]

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  4. LOL omg they should set aside a special single person table just for you in the corner or something hahaha

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    1. LOL that would be awesomee!!! A designated seating area for people like Raymond & I who take extra long to eat!! ;)

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    2. A cordoned-off section (with floor-to-ceiling plexiglass walls) called: "Food Bloggers' Corner"

      ;-)

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    3. LOOL plexiglass walls!!

      I totally approve, get on it Dinesty!! ;)

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