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Hong Kong style cafes have always been one of my favorites because one can order both the western style dishes as well as tradition Chinese favorites, in addition to a wide selection of drinks such as the popular Hong Kong Milk Tea, YuanYang (HK style milk tea with coffee), Red Bean Drink, …

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Instead of going to the same ones over and over again, I decided to visit Sunday Bistro, one that I have not been to for years. It is situated in a strip mall on Valley Blvd in Alhambra. The restaurant is fairly roomy inside with comfortable booths on one side.

The menu is quite extensive just like many of the HK cafes. But the one dish that caught my attention was the Braised Sea Cucumber with Mushroom at the price of $10.95. Sea Cucumber has always been one of my favorites, and the dish is usually rather pricey in restaurants. I did not hesitate at all in ordering that.

I was ready to accept a small plate with just a few thinly slices of sea cucumber at that price. Needless to say that I was totally, pleasantly surprised when the plate came with more than 10 good size pieces of sea cucumber and ample mushrooms and very fresh mustard greens at the bottom. Both my companion and I were incredulous as to how they could serve so much of the sea cucumber at such as price, and the dish was executed really well with everything cooked perfectly.

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The other simple dishes that we had ordered such as the Wonton Noodles and Porridge were all fairly decent. Despite some criticism of poor service at Yelp, I thought the staff was quite attentive, and the waitress actually listened to my request of not adding extra salt to the food.

The only complaint for me would be that the patrons are allowed to smoke in the front outdoor patio area, and the smoke can be smelled even inside the restaurant.

Sunday Bistro: 1032 E. Valley Blvd. Alhambra, CA 91801   Phone: 626-282-0238

 

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