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Lido Restaurant 麗都餐廳, Richmond

Lido Restaurant 麗都餐廳 is located on Hazelbridge way between Parker Place and Aberdeen Mall and next door to Café de Waraku. It is rated as one of Vancouver’s top Hong Kong style cafes featuring the best Pineapple Buns 菠蘿包 and Milk Tea 奶茶.

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This place hosts booth seats and a few large round tables. During busy lunch hour or dinner time, please be prepared to share a table with strangers.

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Of course one does not come here because it has beautiful ambiance of dental moss green. The décor here is modest and considered a dive. Instead, you come here for a quick bite or enjoy a tea or two.

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Cuisine: Hong Kong Café, Chinese
Price/Entrée: $5-10
Out of 5… (1: Don’t bother —> 5: Excellent)
Food: 4
Service: 3
Ambiance: 1.5
Overall: 4 (I have to come here with a mind only for food!)
 

Hong Kong Style Cafes 港式茶餐廳 commonly found in Hong Kong, Taiwan and China is known for its Chinese food, eclectic and affordable menus and tea sets. Born on the streets of colonial Hong Kong and inspired by English afternoon teas, milk teas are known for their silky creamy yet bold tea flavors (aka nicknamed 絲襪奶茶).

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Consisting a mixing of different blends of ceylon black tea leaves and other ‘commercial secret’ blends known specifically to the café owners; the “recipe” is passed down like heirlooms or magical kung fu powers for the next generation.

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Milk teas are generally mixed with evaporated milk or condense milk as a budget alternative to the cream and sugar English counterpart. For me, I like its subtle sweetness and creamy texture. Till today HK style milk tea remains a cultural symbolism of East meets West and a tradition.

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Lido offers a lot of variety from value breakfast meals (of congee, noodles to french toast, eggs and bacey); lunch meals (noodles, rice and noodle soup); dinner sets where you spend over X dollars and receive a “special” discounted dish (ex. 4.99 for braised spring chicken).

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In additional, they also specialize in many traditional and beloved pastry treats: pineapple bun, egg tarts, cocktail buns, bbq pork buns.
Although prices has increased over the years and to change your hot drinks to a COLD version charges you an additional $1.30 (srs’ly is frozen water that expensive these days), Lido remains a go to place for some authentic HK style treats.

 

Pineapple Buns 菠蘿包
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Best when they are freshly baked and out of the oven. Add a slice of butter for added goodness (becomes 菠蘿油).

 

So what exactly is a pineapple bun? Is it the yummy goodness of pineapples? Or is there a pineapple filling? Nada! The name is based on the fact that the top crust resembles the shape and golden brown color of a pineapple. The crust is flaky, sugary, and a little crunchy blend of sugar, eggs, flour and lard. The soft tenderness of the bun contrasting the crunchy not only melts in your mouth but also your heart.

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Best paired with a cup of milk tea. TIP: always ask if there are any fresh ones being baked and rsvp one before they are all gone!

 

 

Satay beef with squid balls instant noodles沙爹牛肉公仔面 +墨魚丸
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A tasty stir fried satay-ed beef with caramelized onions and pickled veggies. Squid balls are plumped and elastic. Add some chili oil for more depth. Budget comfort food with al dente instant noodles (it is never good when they become soggy)

 

 

Beef tendons and brisket with squid balls牛筋腩湯麵 +墨魚丸
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Well seasoned and marinated brisket and tendons. The sauce is rich and flavourful. Becareful not to drink too much soup or you will be really thirsty afterwards.

 

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TIP:

  • Come before noon to utilize ‘breakfast’ specials (prices are slightly cheaper)
  • Breakfast sets are well portioned (come set meals include noodles, drinks, omelette, and bun which is enough to pack home)
  • Ask for to-go cups if you can`t finish your drink
  • Eat over $18 for free take home items (watch for the notice board. Available only for dine-in and after 12pm noon).

 

 

What I normally order here:

  • MILK TEA
  • Pineapple bun w/ butter菠蘿油
  • Egg tarts 港式蛋撻
  • Satay beef with squid balls instant noodles沙爹牛肉公仔面 +墨魚丸
  • Fish congee
  • French toast

 

Other Info:

  • Cash only
  • Limited parking space
  • Busy during lunch (come before noon is best)
  • Authentic hong kong style café
  • Best milk tea
  • Best pineapple bun
  • Opens early for breakfast

Lido Restaurant 麗都餐廳
4231 Hazelbridge Way Richmond, BC
(604) 231-0055

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