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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
I had heard so much about this place & the amazing views but never had the chance to experience it till I was invited to a baby's Christening party there. True, the journey there is quite a trek as I live the other side of London!........but the location is beautiful! On top of a building, practically in an isolated spot by the river, across from the city airport!!
The decor is quite...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