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Monday, 13 April 2015



disappointing chicken:(


I enjoyed the banh xeo here and at Tan Ky Mi Gia. Haven't been to Pho Ban Mai in awhile, and I've been meaning to try banh xeo at Tim Ky Noodle. I always think Royal Mandarin's wings are the standard in SD.


Rubbery shrimp is definitely sad. My mom makes it from scratch and it falls apart, texture thing people get use to and not realize it. Sadly I like shrimp roll to have a little pull.


Very sad Kat.

Hi Sandy - RM used to be our baseline, but they had gotten worse and worse over the years. It's time for a revisit.

Hi Billy - I think it should have some chew and pull; but not be like a piece of tire.

Soo H

Oh no... Thanks for taking one for the team. I look forward to your future salt and pepper wing adventure. I usually go to Khan's Cave for wings.


My favorite is the S&P pork at Mandarin Chinese across the street from Southwestern College.

Lynn @ Oh-SoYummy

I also like the banh xeo here although I haven't tried it in too many restaurants. This version is similar to what my mom made.

Too bad about the wings. I'm already looking forward to your review on mmm-yoso approved S&P wings! (or I must dig through archives)


The Mandarin across from SWC is my fave too! I'm glad it's close by.


Hi Soo - I haven't been to Khan's since they first opened...maybe one of these days...

Hey Junichi - Mandarin is (or maybe was) owned by the same family as Mandarin Canton. They actually took first place in our chicken wing showdown:

Hi Lynn - You can check the link above to see the results of an old showdown. I'm thinking I need to do this again.

Hey CC - They did real well in our S&P Chicken Wing showdown. It's been a while since I've been there:


I went to this location about two times, always thought the one across from SWC was better than this one. Sad about the owner...


Mandarin Canton used to be the better of the two Mary, until the owner got murdered. Hasn't been the same since.

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