In the 905, it’s quite hard to find quality Chinese food. However, my visit to Green Bites Dumplings and Tea Bar really surprised me because I could find a great place for authentic Chinese flair in my hometown!
Entry to the restaurant presented a beautifully decorated space which emphasized Asian decor. The ceilings were decorated with lantern-like lights, and the walls were expertly splashed with Asian pottery and pictures. The tables and chairs were also very clean and had soy sauces, hot sauces and chopsticks ready for your dining needs. It was a very polished space, and has been making its mark in Brampton for roughly 4 months. When we had first arrived there were only two other parties that were there, however it got busier later into the evening.
The owner was extremely kind – he led us to our tables and we were able to sample from the menu some of his most famous selections. We started off with the Iron Buddha Tea, which had been specially imported straight from Beijing. It was served in a pristine tea pot with two small tea cups. The design of the teacup itself was special because it was designed in a way that the heat from the tea would not be a nuisance to our fingers when we lift our glasses. It was a very nice place to enjoy this special tea.
The size of the teapot actually made me question whether it was enough for two people (I had my guest with me on this excursion) however it was surprisingly the perfect amount! While we were sipping on our tea, our main courses have also come out. One of them being the Shanghai Noodles with Soy Chicken. This set of noodles were served hot and stir fried fresh. The soy chicken was actually more of a deep fried variety, which was placed on top of the noodles. I think that the experience with the noodles would have been greater has the chicken been tossed together with the noodles – just so it could absorb the flavours that were emitting from the noodles. It was however, an enjoyable dish.
We also received two types of dumplings – one was Steamed Beef Dumplings and the other was Pan Fried Pork Dumplings. Generally, I prefer to eat the pan fried variety, and my opinion has not changed! The pan fried pork dumplings were very tasty and were great with the dark vinegar that came with it. I was also very content with the steamed beef dumplings – I don’t usually eat dumplings steamed, but after going to Green Bites, perhaps I’ll be adding this style of dumpling to my menu choices in the future!
Overall, the value of the service and quality of the food at Green Bites was a huge find for me, considering the fact that Brampton is a growing area for the food scene. I would highly recommend taking a visit if you’re in the area!
For more information on Green Bites, take a look at their website: https://www.greenbiteschinesefood.com/
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