Dinesty Aberdeen - 3rd Visit!


  I always feel kind of embarrassed whenever I go to this Dinesty location because the girls always remember me and when they see me, they don't look very happy. They're probably like "Oh god, she's back."

The girl who always dines alone, orders too much, and sits for way too long.

Hey, that's me!

Come to think of it, they always look pretty miserable, so I try to make their job easier by smiling at them *grin*

  But I always manage to have a swell time regardless. One thing that I love about eating alone is that I can "focus" on the food and not on conversation. On instagram I saw this picture that said "Leave me alone I'm eating!" Which I thought was hilarious. And ridiculously accurate.

  The girls are great at their job, but they're rather emotionless, which is totally understandable since they're always so busy! However, this will probably be the last visit I make to this location in a while...because the service at the Ackroyd location is so much better!


Read my first review of Dinesty Aberdeen here: http://www.vancitynoms.com/2015/08/dinesty-aberdeen.html

My second review here:  http://www.vancitynoms.com/2015/10/dinesty-aberdeen-visit-2.html




Salted Free Range Chicken

4.5/5 stars

  Woah, I was surprised by how good this was, given that they don't specialize in free range chicken! The serving size was huge, but I managed to polish it all off heheh. The chicken itself was super smooth and glazed in an incredibly fragrant sesame oil concoction. This also came with some green onion oil but it was so flavourful on its own I didn't even use it!



Noodle Soup w/ Stewed Pork Knuckle

2.5/5 stars

  I was excited to see this on the menu, but it was just okay. The ones in Taiwan are so much better! The stewed pork knuckle itself was a bit too rubbery and hard to chew. The noodles were average and cooked al dente. The soup was decent, it was fragrant but lacked depth.




Fried Rice w/ Sakura Shrimp

4/5 stars

 So good!! If you're going to Dinesty, this is a definite must order!! This is definitely not your average fried rice. The sakura shrimp is super fragrant and gives it an incredible amount of depth and flavour. The shrimp also adds a lot of texture and makes the rice super crunchy!! 



Beef Roll

3/5 stars

  The beef roll is one of their most popular dishes, but I thought it was just okay. The wrap itself wasn't flaky and it was a bit too "flat." The beef was moist and pretty tender. The wrap itself was really flavourful due to the generous amount of hoisin sauce!



Lu Rou Fan (Minced Pork Rice)

3/5 stars

  This was a decent version, but it definitely can't compare to the versions in Taiwan!! The meat itself was nicely braised with tender, fatty pieces of pork. However, the rice was semi-wet so the entire bowl just became really soggy. The flavour was average, there's definitely better versions of this in Van!



Stir Fried Pork Belly & Cabbage

3/5 stars

  Stir fried pork belly & cabbage is a classic Sichuan dish!! This was an okay version, forgivable given that they don't specialize in Sichuan. This wasn't spicy enough and the bean curd paste flavour wasn't very prominent. The pork itself was good though, thinly sliced and crispy!



Minced Pork Noodle

  3/5

The noodle version of minced pork on rice!! This was decent, and the bowl was huge!! The vermicelli was cooked al dente and soaked up all of the flavour from the broth. The pork belly was the best part, it was chewy, and fatty tasting!



Spicy Sichuan Green Beans

3.5/5 stars

  This is one of their most popular dishes!! It was indeed quite good, mildy spicy and super fragrant! The greens were crunchy and really flavourful, albeit a tad bit oily.

  

Chicken Fried Rice

4/5 stars

  This was surprisingly great!! This was a pretty simple dish, but very well executed! The chicken was super fragrant and tender! There was a lot of wok hey going on with no absence of flavour.



I usually order 2 bowls of rice every time I go, I always ask for a second bowl after I'm done my first bowl ~ much to the shock of the waitresses ;)



Dinesty Dumpling House Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

2 comments:

  1. omg did u eat all that in one visit?? lol i'm so jealous I wish i could eat all that and not gain weight
    I got the shrimp fried rice last time it was very good! I really should try the other fried rice too. I love the green beans last time I went they told me it was SOLD OUT!!!! how is that even possible :(

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    1. hahaha this was over the course of three visits! I don't eat that much LOL ;)

      Yaass the shrimp fried rice was so good hehe! The other fried rices are also really yummy, but the shrimp one is still my favourite! :D

      aww the green beans were sold out? Definitely a crowd favourite, every time I go literally every table has a order!

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