Bubble World - 2nd Visit!
I haven't left the house in 2 weeks. I've just been laying in bed all day, too tired to do anything else. Fatigue, dizziness, stomach and back pain. Last week I started experiencing edema...my legs, arms, feet, and hands swelled to twice its normal size. It's just as scary as it sounds. It gets worse on the days that I drink more water (that's fluid retention for ya.) So I went to get a blood test done (they drew 11 viles of blood) and I'm still waiting for the results to come back.
Given the current state of my health, I haven't been eating out as much. I've only been eating out on the days my dad can drive me, because walking and taking the bus is exhaustive in it of itself.
But luckily I still have quite a few posts saved, so the blogging shall continue!! Two weeks ago my mom and I went to Bubble World for a quick meal after banking at the nearby RBC (we were absolutely famished and didn't want to walk further.)
Bubble World use to be one of my favourites (I use to live 3 minutes away) but the food's definitely gone downhill. The service was surprisingly friendly (but then again...I had an intimidating mom in tow.) My mom complained to the manager when she found a piece of egg in our fried rice (we had requested that they omit the egg.) The manager apologized and offered to whip us up a fresh one, but declined to give us a refund.
Read my first review of Bubble World Burnaby here:
Read my review of Bubble World Surrey (now closed) here:
Read my second review of Bubble World Surrey here:
Sweet & Sour Salty Peppery Chicken
Bubble World's salty peppery chicken nuggets use to be one of my staples, but the sweet and sour version was a let down. They give you less chicken nuggets, around 35% less. The sweet and sour sauce didn't add much, it was overly watery and borderline bland. The chicken nuggets on there own were decent though.
Vegetarian Fried Rice
My mom ordered the veggie fried rice! We ate a few bites before discovering the piece of the egg. The fried rice itself was okay; it had a bit of wok hey but the flavours were rather lackluster. I definitely prefer Pearl Castle's fried rice (yum!)
They remade our fried rice and put it in a to go box! :)
On another occasion, we had:
Stir Fried Pork Belly and Cabbage Set (Also known as twiced cooked pork, Hui Guo Rou)
Hui Guo Rou is such an underrated Chinese dish (not a lot of people know about it!) Bubble World definitely isn't the best place to order it (Bubble World is a bubble tea joint after all) ...as a result, they didn't do the dish justice. It was decent though! I liked how the pork pieces were deep fried (hence the name: twice cooked pork. It's fried twice.) The crunchiness of the cabbage was still intact!
Beef Brisket & Tendon Hotpot w/ Eggplant Set
My mom had the beef brisket hotpot, and she enjoyed it!! The beef brisket was semi tender having been stewed. They could've eased up on the daikon though, there wasn't a lot of meat. The eggplant was a nice addition. Great paired with rice and definitely comforting on a cold day!
Surprise, surprise...I ate my sweet & sour chicken nuggets with 2 bowls rice!!