Ban Dao Pearl Restaurant
I’ve always liked the Marine Gateway complex because it has (almost) everything I want in one place. If I can afford the condos here then I would probably move into this neighbourhood haha
I don’t remember when I first tried out the Ban Dao restaurant but it was one of those impromptu dates with my cousin who happens to live nearby. I think we were supposed to watch a movie and we went here for an early lunch.
I’ve tried most of their dimsum and I would definitely recommend the shrimp rice roll and the xo sauce, the rest were ok, but I was missing the xiao long bao which was conspicuously missing from their menu.
Our usual order consists of the shrimp dumplings, pork siomai, avocado roll – yes I know that’s not dimsum but this is Vancouver haha most restaurants have a sprinkling of Japanese food on their fare, my cousin likes the chicken feet and the beef tendon while I enjoy the beef ribs and pork spareribs, the taro with scallop dish is also a crowd favourite. Last time we tried the chicken wings but those weren’t really worth it I think, I would still go for Phnom Penh’s just for that..
We passed by this place once for dinner and quickly realized that they have a different pricier menu so we skipped it haha Maybe I would come back to try their roasted duck 3 ways and the suckling pig but that requires advanced order so yeah.. not anytime soon..
This will definitely be a go to place for quick dimsum bites, the place is huge and the service is prompt.
Some say it’s a bit pricier than most places but I really haven’t tried a lot of dimsum joints here to begin with and I feel the preparation here is clean and consistent so I keep coming back.