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.
Almost a replica of Vogue in Richmond, New Age has all the elements for a hip hang out for young adults and families alike.
- Bubble Tea.
- Stylish design and bright lighting.
- Good looking waitresses with attitude and ready to strike a pose.
- Portions more suitable for smaller group.
- 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:
Ying Yang Rice (I had to order it or I’d get HK Cafe withdraw)
…and a few others but the pics didn’t turn out so well.
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.
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