The food at Deer Garden is amazing, their noodles taste fantastic and since I am recovering from a minor dental surgery, my diet is limited to what I am able to eat. There is a separate menu for their noodles, where you can select what you want as a soup base, type of noodles, and what two choice of toppings you'd like to go with the noodles. I chose from their noodle menu of course, something soft and easy to chew for me. The menu allows you to add or take away whatever you like. I took away all the veggies such as cabbage, onions and parsley.
|Rice noodles on fish soup with ham and pork sausage|
I got rice noodles, classic plain fish soup, with ham and a pork sausage. Lemon water to drink. The noodles were soft and silky, the fish soup was so creamy and went so well with the noodles, fantastic. The aroma of the soup made me just even more hungry and just the thought of that bowl is making me hungry. The fish aroma doesn't overpower the taste of the noodles either, there is enough of that fishy taste in the soup that it blends well with the creaminess of the soup. The ham was just plain regular ham, since I didn't want anything fancy. As for the sausage, it was boiled to way I loved and tasted like Hong Kong.
|Fried pork with maggie sauce|
I also got a mini side dish - pork with Maggie sauce. For those who is not familiar with it, you could say its the soy sauce's sultry cousin. You may think it tastes like regular soy sauce, but theres a sweet tangy taste that gets you. Lots of Chinese people like to eat in with eggs, dip with poultry or with veggies. You could even see it as the Western version of an HP sauce or ketchup.
Michael also went with the noodle menu. Except his bowl looked a lot more full then mine. He had the works. Michael chose rice noodles with the classic plain fish soup as well, he got the all veggies piled up on top of his noodles. For his two choices of sides was beef brisket and enoki mushroom. His favourite part was the soup. Michael always liked the beef briskets there, they give a good amount and its well cooked beef brisket, what more can a guy ask for? His only problem was not that his iced lemon tea came in a bubble tea cup and wasn't properly sweetened.
|Fried chicken with Teriyaki sauce|
For Michael's side dish he got pan fried chicken with Teriyaki sauce. Its fried chicken, you can't go wrong with fried chicken.
|Our drinks .. inside bubble tea cups|
For the huge portion that we got for dinner the combo only costed $7.95 each with an additional $1.75 each for the mini side dishes and $2 for our drinks. Michael and I could agree that the service could have been better, but since the restaurant was packed we don't blame them. All is forgiven.
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