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Yi-Ban Chinese Restaurant & Bar
The cheung fun or rice noodles wrapped dishes have a very lovely elastic texture when it comes out, more stretchy and tender, I really like it, compared to most I've had recently (mainly around Millbrae and South San Francisco like Koi Palace and Zen Peninsula). But I do like a bit more meat in my rolls. The Shanghai pork dumplings, were quite good, as we're most rice wrapped items. Overall I...more
Overall, I had a fairly decent typical Chinese dim sum lunch, the steamed items were below the usual standard but others dishes totally reached my expectation. Quality wise you wouldn't find it a great deal of different if you compare it directly with restaurants in Hong Kong, and the service is touch better over here, unlike many places in China Town, which you would expect to be rushed out...more
Yi-ban is more a convenient place to have dim sum for those who needs a cheap parking space, wants to avoid the hustle and bustle of Chinatown, going to an Excel event or for the locals in the area. There is definitely nothing exciting about the place unless you like plane spotting over at London City airport whilst eating and looking at the quiet Thames.
On the outside it barely looks like...more
There is the chinese dining cuisine experience and then there is the dim sum experience. The two are completely different and I think it should be.
Dim sum here is no nonsense, quick table service, very hot food and plates of it, very busy and can get noisy. The high number of staffs and a ticket queuing system is evidence that this is a prime spot.
Dinner time and the mood changes, you...more
We have been here a couple of times for impromptu yum char lunch. It has always been fully packed, which is testament to how good this place is. The service is quick and impersonal, but that is kind of what you expect from a restaurant like this. It is evened out by the food which is tasty and good value.
We usually get enough food for a family of four, but to share between the both of us....more