Rating: **** 1/2 out of *****
It's been a while since the family has gone out to a "new" restaurant. We have gone to Hon's, many a time, but you can only handle so much of the same old menu and the same old food. Dinehere.ca is an amazing website, and provides awesome information regarding different restaurants in the lowermainland. There was only one review for this restaurant, and it was located in the "sketchy" area of Surrey, but my we decided that it was time to venture out of our regular dining routine.
The great thing about Ho Do's dinner combos were that if you ordered the set meals of two-items or more, you would get complimentary lettuce wraps and CRAB!!! We ordered the three-item dinner combo, complete with the wraps, crab and sweet corn soup.
Sweet Corn Soup (nothing special, but it was tasty)Lettuce Wraps (I enjoyed the veggies with the crispy wonton skins mixed in)
You can order the crab a number of ways. They have butter cream sauce, spicy rock salt (which is the one we ordered), deep fried, etc.
Sautéed Beef with Gai Lan (we love our chinese brocolli); this dish was very flavorful. The ginger in the sauce was very tasty. Also, the portion was very big.
Wanting to try something a little different, we ordered the braised-battered cod and bean-curd hot pot. This dish was served in a sizzling bowl, and filled with mushrooms, lap cheong and delicious slices of tender cod.
Our last item was this deep fried chicken. It took them quite a while to cook this dish (we had actually finished all the other items and were waiting about 10mins for this last one to arrive). We were a little impatient, but when the chicken finally came we were delighted. It was not too greasy, not too salty, very moist and fresh. The prawn crackers were okay (a little stale) but we gobbled those up anyways.
All in all, the meal was wonderful. I'm so glad we took the chance and dined at Ho Do. The food was authentic, well-priced, delicious, well-portioned and the staff were pleasant. I think it's safe to say that we'll be eating here again, if not for dinner maybe we'll drop by for lunch... I wonder what they'll serve? Whatever it is, I'm sure it'll be divine and we'll leave pleased and satisfied.
Ho Do: Szechuan Chinese Restaurant