Generally the menu was straight forward with no real surprises, but that’s what classic Chinese cooking is about. His cooking style was rather simple and subtle without being under seasoned and there was a consistency with every course that came with rehearsed and experienced recipes.
In the context of downtown Vancouver I would say this is a solid place for authentic and traditional Chinese or Shanghainese food. However outside of downtown Vancouver I would say it does get better. This would be standard for many good places specializing in the same cuisine.
The city is addicting and I think of it as an Asian New York, but much more condensed. It’s a lively city that’s full of energy and the harder you work the harder you play. It’s fast paced, international and there’s always something to do and see… and in my case eat!