8300 Capstan Way Unit 1028, Richmond
Food: 4 (purely based on the 1 items I tried)
I don't think there is any particular cuisine that I absolutely love, but there are several specific dishes from different cuisines that I have fallen in love with. Today's post will feature one of them: the Taiwanese Oyster Omelet.
I tried my first Oyster Omelet at Taiwanese Culture Festival 3 or 4 years ago, and from that day on, I been on the search for authentic ones. Unfortunately, not a lot of Taiwanese restaurant have these. The only ones I have tried are at Corner 23 and Pearl House, and now I can add @ Ease to that list. I know Tri-ty also has them as well, but I haven't went yet.
@ Ease looks like a tiny restaurant from the outside, but it is actually quite spacious once you walk in. Unfortunately we came at around 4:00pm, and they were semi-closed, meaning they only serve take out during that time. Since we already had lunch, that wasn't a big problem, so we ordered 1 oyster omelet to go. The oyster omelet was really good. The omelet was glutinous and chewy with small chunks of oysters. The sauce was definitely the highlight. According to R, it was authentic. It was the perfect balance between spiciness and sweetness. The only downfall for this was that the oyster was bit fishy, so it was definitely not the freshest I've ever had. The price of $5.50 is also consider to be fair, since both Corner 23 and Pearl House are around the same.
Overall this was definitely a good oyster omelet, since our initial experience was good, I am definitely interested to come back and try their other dishes. However, this once again is a 'Cash Only" joint, so make sure you have cash on hand.