After hearing all these good things about Lins Chinese Restaurant and their xlbs, I knew I had to make a trip out here to see what the fuss was all about. Belinda joined us for dinner on this visit, we’re always happy to have more people dine with us, it gives us an opportunity to order more items to try!
First to arrive to the table is the Fried Bun with Condensed Milk. I’ve always loved the bun, whether it be fried or steamed. It’s a fairly simple dish, but I love dipping it in the condensed milk. It’s definitely something I have to order. To the right is the Stir Fried Rice Cake with spinach and pork. Surprisingly, the sauce in this dish coated each rice cake nicely, so it wasn’t a bland chewy texture.
Next up is Belinda’s order of the Tan Tan Noodles. It was a pretty big portion, and was quite spicy. Belinda wasn’t able to finish this dish. Boo!! To the right is the Hot & Sour Noodle Soup. This bowl was gigantic! Ever since Marvs mom ordered hot & sour noodle soup in Parker Place, I am hooked. Hot & Sour Soup has always been 1 of my favourite soups, and to add noodles? Total win in my books. Even though Marv ‘n I both shared this, we were also unable to finish it. I must’ve had at least 4 bowls and it was still more than 1/2 left!
Next up was the Lamb with Cumin. Indeed there was a lot of lamb served in this dish. The cumin was very strong and the dish tasted too dry. This dish we’ll cross off our list next time. Ahh, finally, to the right is the long awaited xlbs. The skin was pretty thin, the soup was plentiful, I see what the big deal is now. These were pretty darn good! I’m glad we ended up ordering 2 of these, as I just wanted to eat more!
Overall, our dining experience was quite good. Most of our dishes were a hit at the table. There’s definitely a couple of repeat dishes on our next visit. The place does get pretty packed really quickly, so it’s best to have a reservation. Service is a tad lacking, but that’s because they’re just franctically trying to keep up. Nonetheless, it’s a place that we’d be back to visit despite the parking meters and lack of parking spots.
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