Jing Yuan / New Age Chinese Cuisine Exterior

I can totally picture Yanni having Asian fetish.

That’s what this restaurant’s name brought to my mind anyway.

Previously named Jing Yuan 京園 and located on Rumble street and Royal Oak at a venue half its present size, New Age (I still feel funny typing that) features traditional Chinese/Taiwanese cuisine served in a Post modern style decor.

Jing Yuan - Interior
Almost a replica of Vogue in Richmond, New Age has all the elements for a hip hang out for young adults and families alike.

  1. Bubble Tea.
  2. Stylish design and bright lighting.
  3. Good looking waitresses with attitude and ready to strike a pose.
  4. Portions more suitable for smaller group.
  5. Saucy dishes making you want #1.

They’ve been around for a few years. some would call it new age. I call it Chinese Food 2.0

On this night we had a sampling of a few of their more common Chinese dishes, nothing too fancy:

Kung Pao Chicken
Jing Yuan - Kung Pao Chicken

Ma Po (Spicy) Tofu
Jing Yuan - Ma Po Tofu

Ying Yang Rice (I had to order it or I’d get HK Cafe withdraw)
Jing Yuan - Yuan Yang Rice

Bamboo Shoot Beef, Wintermelon in some sort of starchy goo, and Pineapple Shrimp (A relatively unknown but delicious dish)
Jing Yuan - Bamboo Shoot w/ Beef Jing Yuan - Wintermelon Jing Yuan - Pineapple Shrimp

…and a few others but the pics didn’t turn out so well.

Where this place showed its personal flair was its rice thermos. Brought directly from Taiwan likely at a street stall and even had its original made in Taiwan 24k gold sticker on the back. Cute.
Jing Yuan - Taiwan Import

Prices for anything with pork/beef/chicken are around $10, but if you want to eat anything that lives under water, the price jumps up to $16+ for about the same sized dish.

I found the food indistinguishable from Vogue and other Taiwanese / Bubble Tea places, which is to say it was alright. If you lived in Burnaby, and don’t want to make the trip to Richmond to have a slice of sweet and sour Chinese pie, this place will do nicely.

P.S. They’re now on Kingsway near Royal Oak.

map

snap of their take out menu

Food: 6/10 Meh.
Ambiance: I think the lights could sterilize a small animal. Its the way I’d like my flat to look. 8/10

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