Feed the Whole Family at Lougheed Wonton

Lougheed Wonton Restaurant Port Moody

Lougheed Wonton Restaurant is one of my family’s go-to places for casual eating out. It’s the kind of place that fits the bill on rainy evenings when you cannot be bothered to cook, when you need cheering up with delicious comfort food, and also when you want to celebrate, even if it’s just that the day has a ‘y’ in it.

Lougheed Wonton Restaurant hides behind a non-descript frontage on St. Johns Street in Port Moody, the sort that is easy to pass by. Once inside, the décor isn’t very exciting – standard tables and everyday chairs, with a live seafood tank holding back the crabs from escaping into the inlet. The service is snappy and efficient, not overblown – a boon for families with young kids.

Even the menu looks ordinary, covering all the familiar favourites, including sweet and sour dishes, fried rice (I recommend the shrimp version as extremely good), pineapple or cashew chicken dishes, a crispy duck and pancakes plate, and so on. But the portions are huge and tasty.

There’s also the wonton soup. Do not visit without trying this delicious broth served containing the most succulent wonton dumplings you can imagine­–tasty and meaty. Order more than you need and take home a bucket for later. On our last family meal out, we skipped the soup (won’t be doing that again – it’s too tasty to miss) and filled our bellies instead with shrimp fried rice, sweet and sour spare ribs (watch out for bits of bone in these – the boneless version is a great alternative for younger diners), and chicken with cashew nuts. Washed down with a Tsingtao beer it was delicious and we took home enough leftovers for the following day’s lunch.

We’ve also enjoyed spareribs as appetizers (both dry garlic and honey garlic varieties), pan fried dumplings and Peking Duck. Not the best Peking Duck I’ve ever tasted, but still delicious–crispy in all the right bits and accompanied by sufficiently tasty pancakes and sauce.

Note: I have not tried the Love Bird Fried Rice and haven’t made it into the congee section to pass comment. Although we’re probably not adventurous diners, every dish we spy passing our table en route to another party looks delicious. Neither are we great noodle fans but the menu seems to have that angle covered too. There are also set menus if you’d like to be completely catered to without having to make any decisions.

Lougheed Wonton Restaurant is also a great place for larger parties, cooking up a delicious banquet of dishes for all to sample. There is plenty of space around the giant round tables though it is best to phone ahead to reserve your booking.

The restaurant also offers a phone in/pick up menu and is an easy place to get to, with plenty of parking streetside or at the back of the restaurant, just off Spring Street. If you really want to dine in style though, check out the free delivery on orders made between 3:45 and 9:30 pm with a $25 minimum.

Bon appetit!

Lougheed Wonton Restaurant

2408 St Johns St, Port Moody | 604.939.8833

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