This place in the heart of China Town in Vancouver is both a bakery and a restaurant. The restaurant is clearly very popular by the locals, so it is possible you’ll have to queue to get a table.

If you like no-nonsense Chinese food, this place is great. If you are looking for a romantic place for wining and dining, look elsewhere. It is very well possible you’ll be seated with unknowns at the same table.

The food is absolutely delicious. I ordered the noodle soup with fish balls and wonton. It really was excellent. The broth of the soup was very savory. My boyfriend had the beef with pepper accompanied by rice. I had a little taste and this dish was really perfectly balanced. We also ordered some shrimp dumplings. Those dumplings were absolutely great. One of the best shrimp dumplings I’ve had in my life.

I was really impressed by how fast we were served. This is a fast food joint, but with healthy options. And a cheap one too, I must add. Main courses are about 10 Canadian dollar.

Portions are huge, but that isn’t necessary a problem. Staff is used to scooping the unfinished portions of the meals in a doggy bag to take home. So you can enjoy the rest of your meal later on.

An excellent place for a quick lunch!

New Town Bakery & Restaurant, 148 Pender St E, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
+1 604-682-3398

Visited July 2015. You can find my review about New Town Bakery & Restaurant also on TripAdvisor. My scores: value 5/5, service 3/5, food 5/5.