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April 26, 2004



You make ur own yau char kwai?Mmmmm century egg is one of my favs!:D


Min, no I can't make my own. =( It's funny that a lot of Chinese restaurants here don't serve it with chok, like they do in the states. What I actually would need to do is buy it from a Vietnamese restaurant and bring it along with me next time. =) Century egg is also one of my favorites...not too many people that I know enjoy this as much as I do!


Ah update on those doughsticks!I'd love to see the vietnamese version:)


What can I say about this place. Well, we've eaten at Good Luck well over a dozen times for Sunday Dim sum.

Highlight items: Char Siu Pie, Char siu Bow, Steamed Turnip Cake, Har Gow, Chicken Feet. Not going to explain any of them.

The main reason I really like this place is that my family and I have never suffered any gastrointesinal problems after eating here. When the food is put on your table, it's piping HOT! As you know, heat kills bacterial so really hot food is a good thing.

Whatever you do, don't walk around the back and look into the kitchen. It's pretty scary. Cleanliness is not one of the high points. Table tops can be sticky and not really cleaned off that good. If you drop a piece of food on the table, better cut the 5 second rule down to about 2 seconds. If this bugs you, you might not like this little greasy spoon hole in the wall. Oh, my wife can't handle the bathroom and the men's room isn't too bad for a Chinese restaurant. It seems to be a shared restroom with other parts of the building.

I really like the taste of the dim sum here however a friend of mine from Hong Kong wouldn't be caught dead in this place. I guess if your expecations are too high, this place might not be for you. My brother is kinda MSG sensitive and he didn't get woozey after eating here.

Otherwise, it kinda homey, mostly Chinese people in there. (that's usually the sign of good Chinese restaurant) We usually get out at about $10-12 bucks a person and we're really stuffed. I think we kinda amaze them at how much food we eat. They know us now and pretty much know what we order. That could be a bad or good thing.

Service is OK and sometimes the communication is a little tough as it seems that everyone there is ESL (English Second Language)

Best time to go on a Sunday is after 12 noon maybe closer to 1 pm is good. The place is thinning out by then. We've gone early and it was packed and we had to wait. Don't forget to validate otherwise, it's kinda pricey. I forget once at it was like $6. I think it's a couple bucks with validation.

Be patient, the parking lot is usually packed on Sunday and the Pake drivers are kinda scary. I can say that because I'm Chinese.


hmm, I've never seen this place in the Cultural Center :P I was just there in April too. The jook looks a little thin, but probably better than Tai Pan's. Oh Reid, I do like century egg! And I've been to Hong Kong and had jook and the dough stick thingy at an outdoor jook restaurant. It was good! I miss Hong Kong :(


did this restaurant close ??

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