Paul and I always passed by this Chinese restaurant, Lam Yuen but never attempted to venture inside. It’s located on a busy 4-way and EVERY time we pass by, we always remark that we’ll try it out soon. 10 months later. Paul’s co-workers seemed to really enjoy the place so we decided to try it out for dinner.
I was surprised to see that it actually resembled a Chinese restaurant that I was accustomed to seeing in the States. However, the similarities stop there. The food was passable but we assumed that the cook/chef was not Asian. You can come to this conclusion if you were raised as we were: I found huge raw chunks of cucumbers in my vegetable chop suey. You know they do not belong in there.
A big turn-off was the perpetual stench of stale cigarettes lingering throughout the restaurant. Customers are usually allowed to smoke everywhere on this island. Even in-doors. It’s gross and puts you right off your food. And that says a lot because I used to be a smoker.
I have a feeling that we won’t be stepping into this restaurant again.