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Restaurant: Wo Fung Dessert
Last visited: July 4, 2010
Location: Richmond, BC
Address: 4151 Hazelbridge Way
Price Range: $10 or less
1: Poor 2: OK 3: Good 4: Very good 5: Excellent 6: Tres Excellent!!
Service: 3 (for what it is)
Ambiance: in a food court
- Family owned/operated
- Famous for deep fried chicken wings
- Made upon order
- Very popular to Chinese locals
- Most popular place in Aberdeen food court
- Chinese fast food
- All deep-fried foods
- Small selection of traditional hearty/meaty Chinese hot foods
- Popular for Hong Kong style iced teas
- Quick, casual
- Not meant for vegetarians
- Budget-friendly/cheap eats
- No desserts
**Recommendations: Chicken wings, squid tentacles
It’s taken me forever to write a post about Wo Fung Dessert. I’ve known about their “world-famous” chicken wings for years, but I’ve never come around to trying them until now. I always get distracted by all the other great places in the food court – especially my go-to which is dessert at Frappe Bliss for their shaved ice milk. I did still have this AFTER my chicken wings though.
Don’t get fooled by the “Dessert” in “Wo Fung Dessert”, they don’t do dessert here and they don’t need to. Their business relies on their deep fried specialties, especially their deep fried chicken wings. Quite often it sells out by late afternoon. They are the busiest stand in the food court and always have a line up. Just sitting in the food court you’ll see everyone with a plate of chicken wings and it’s really a must try if you’re at Aberdeen Centre. They have a small selection of traditional home cooked hearty foods like beef tendons, brisket and tripe that is quite popular as well. It’s very Hong Kong/Chinese style comfort fast food that’s good, quick, fast and cheap.
People always compare them to the best chicken wings in Vancouver, which is the deep-fried chicken wings from Phnom Penh, but they’re not really comparable. The ones from Phnom Penh have a special lemon dipping sauce and overall I would prefer those ones, but Wo Fung chicken wings are still excellent.
On the table:
- 3 whole chicken wings $3.50
- Made upon order.
- This is what brought Wo Fung Dessert to fame.
- They’re greasy, nice and salty and flavourful all the way through.
- The outside has a very light and thin crispy batter and it’s like fish and chip batter. It reminds me of the crispy fish and chip batter from Moby Dick Seafood Restaurant.
- It’s very moist and super juicy on the inside and the meat is so flavourful. They were pretty damn delicious.
- Maybe they have MSG in them? I don’t know, but who cares… they’re really good!
- $2.50? I think for 2?
- These actually taste better than they look. Yes they are small fish balls, but they’re tasty.
- They don’t look appealing at all because they’re so wrinkly that they look really dry and rubbery, however they’re actually quite good.
- They are deep fried and made upon order so they’re really hot. They have the same crispy coating around them, but it’s really light that it almost seems grilled. They’re nice and juicy inside with a dry outside and surprisingly not that greasy.
- I don’t know what herb they sprinkled on top, but I couldn’t taste it.
Deep Fried Squid Tentacles - 4.5/6
- These are also excellent here. I didn’t order them on this occasion, but I’ve ordered them before.
- It’s the same light and crispy salty batter.
- They fry them perfectly and the squid tentacles are tender and not rubbery at all.