Location: Aberdeen Centre, 1008-4151 Hazelbridge Way, Richmond, BC V6X 0A4
The Molangs went to Sugarholic Cafe for dinner on a regular weeknight. It’s almost impossible to miss the place. It is located on the ground floor of Aberdeen Centre, right by the water fountain.
This Asian cafe/restaurant is decorated like a petite palace, with the white colour scheme. We did realize, after passing by this place for months (or years), that they never seem to take down the Christmas ornaments. Just an observation…
Sugarholic Cafe offers a dinner combo; for which you can pick a main dish, a drink, and a dessert. The combo is priced at $15.97 per person. There is also a $17.97 deluxe dinner combo. The main difference between the two is that for the deluxe combo, you choose from a selection of heavier/larger main dishes and desserts. Regardless, the main dishes that they offer are all Asian-style Italian dishes. We went ahead and ordered two regular dinner combos.
Lemonade iced tea – Tasted like regular lemon tea. Mint flavour was hardly there.
Hazelnut milk tea – Tasted good as a regular tea, but again, where was the flavour of the key ingredient (hazelnut)? Also, it wasn’t chilled enough.
Not a good start >_<
Fried fish on risotto – Instead of a regular piece of battered cod or halibut, they fried a small pampus (or something similar) that had been de-boned. It tasted pretty good though because you know… it’s fried 😀 The spinach risotto was creamy and al dente. It’s green; therefore, it is healthy! Right? :O
Wasabi-mayo beef on pasta – This is more of a yakisoba than a pasta. The flavours are almost identical to a beef teriyaki bowl. Nonetheless, we enjoyed the dish because the slightly fatty beef goes so well with wasabi-mayo.
The main dishes are adequately portioned. They fill you up, and leave you just enough room for desserts.
Ferraro Rocher cake – A bit one-dimensional in terms of taste, but if you like Ferraro Rocher (who doesn’t :P), you will like this cake. The good thing about Asian cakes is that even the sweetest ones aren’t that sweet to the point where it is unbearable.
Passion fruit mousse cake – This was the highlight of our dinner 🙂 It was sweet and tangy; light and refreshing. We loved the combined textures of the airy sponge cake and frothy mousse.
Molang Scores & Verdict
Drinks are meh. Savory dishes are decent. Desserts are their strong suit. It’s not a place to drop by for an after-work dinner.
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