Sunday, December 09, 2012

This is The One

Japanese Green Tea Slush  抹茶冰沙
$6.25 + tax
Whenever it came to satisfying a bubble tea craving, Richmond would be my go-to place simply because of familiarity with the bubble tea cafes there. However, one night, a friend who works in Burnaby took me to The One for a late night munch. I was happy to be venturing out of Richmond and was excited to see what was in stock for me.

For those who have been to or have heard of The One before, you will probably immediately recognize the sky-high slushie pictured right, as it is one of their iconic features. While they are very generous with the portions, this didn't mean that they were lacking on quality. My green tea slushie with pearls was smooth and creamy and not diluted at all.

Chinese East Northern Hot Pot  酸菜白肉鍋  $11.75 + tax 
For food, I ordered the Chinese East Northern Hot Pot, also called the Manchurian hot pot. The main ingredient of this pot is Chinese sauerkraut ("suan cai") and fatty pork slices. Other elements of this delicious pot includes tofu, meatballs and glass noodles. Although the meat already had taste from absorbing the soup, dipping it in the accompanying sauce made it even more flavourful.  My friend who had never had this dish before didn't enjoy it so much, probably because of the pickled cabbage and sour stew. I, on the other hand, adored this pot of sour goodness! This is the perfect dish to have on a cold damp day.

The only downside of this place would probably be the environment. Although the restaurant is quite big, it is always packed, which also means parking can be quite a pain. But then again, these are signs of a good restaurant!

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Taste: ★★★★☆
Environment: ★★★☆☆
Service: ★★★★☆
Price: $$

The One Restaurant
5908 Kingsway
Burnaby, BC
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