Red House is a “Cha chaan teng” (tea restaurant) that serves a fusion of Asian and Western foods. Places like this typically have a single goal: stuff you with food at a low low low price! And Red House does just that!
When I walked into the restaurant, I was quite surprised at how nice and bright it looked. Unlike other cha chaan tengs like 1+1 Enjoy Cafe, this place wasn’t dingy and funny smelling. There’s a lot of seating, which is good for group gatherings.
Since I was keen on studying biochemistry at the dinner table, I just quickly ordered the Baked Fish Florentine Rice ($8.25), which came with a free drink (up to a value of $2.50). I picked the Hot Milk Tea; but grandpa wanted it so I didn’t get to drink it :P Oddly enough, the specials menu I ordered from didn’t include a daily soup like many other tea restaurants… Oh well.
The dish was huge… bigger than my head even! There was a quite a big piece of fish underneath all that creamy sauce. Another layer deeper was the rice. I didn’t really like the rice textually because it was short-grain and mushy. Luckily, the cream sauce and fish had good flavour, except there was just way too much sauce. This would be a dish where less is more!
This place is definitely one of the better cha chaan tengs in Richmond! Service is friendly and prompt on refilling your tea cup.
- Share dishes with friends for variety and ‘cos they’re massive!
- Cash only :(
- Parking in the back