Our friends had recommended this new restaurant to us; they are chiu chow people themselves. Parklane Chinese Restaurant is located in the London Drugs plaza, and there is plenty of undercover parking. It is in the store spot where Empire Seafood Restaurant (帝苑皇宴海鮮酒家) once occupied, however that restaurant has moved across the plaza. I have visited Empire for a dinner a few years ago when it re-opened and it's pretty good! The interior is very bright and clean. Seeing that Parklane serves Chiu Chow cuisine, I was pretty excited to eat Chinese food that wasn't Cantonese or Northern.
|Set Dinner Menus at Parklane Chinese Restaurant|
|Minced Chicken & Fish Maw Thick Soup|
|Gai Lan with Dried Sole|
|Chiu Chow Marinated Duck|
|Fried Rice with Minced Pork & Olive|
When the fried rice came, my whole family thought "how are we going to eat this much rice?" We did end up packing some home, which was much more enjoyable the next day when we weren't all stuffed. This fried rice doesn't have olives, but rather olive leaves. So the English description is misleading. It was a delicious fried rice and unlike any other one I've eaten. The olive leaves gives it this unique flavour, like a hint of olives. Simple dish made better with a twist, love it.
|Chiu Chow Fried Oyster Omelette|
|Honey Garlic Pork Ribs|
|Chef's Daily Dessert: Shelled green bean and tapioca sweet soup|
|Complimentary Chiu Chow bitter tea|
Parklane Chinese Restaurant had exceeded my initial expectations. I was more than content with my dinner here and am looking forward to the next chance I get to eat here. Every dish was of high quality, quantity, and taste. There was not a single major complaint I could make on any dish. The food is reasonably priced and affordable. Our waiter came by very often to change our dishes (although being a eco-friendly person, I would've preferred he come much less as I don't have the need to change my plate for every piece of food). Food was served at an acceptable pace. Our dinner here was perfect, and for a Chinese restaurant, that's an uncommon comment to receive. I would recommend Parklane Chinese Restaurant to anybody and everybody. Their Chiu Chow food is authentic and well executed, bravo!
Love from Coconut Crumpet's Corner ♡