Shanghainese Food at A LA Kitchen in Markham

A LA Kitchen storefront

A LA Kitchen at 21 Fairburn Dr Unit #18 in Markham

About a week ago, I visited a restaurant that is located right behind First Markham Place in Markham.  A LA Kitchen looked like a rather recent opening of a new restaurant and I thought that it served Chinese cuisine.  I hopped in one afternoon and was surprised to see that they actually serve Shanghainese cuisine instead.  They host a big selection of Shanghainese dishes and some dim sum too.  

A LA Kitchen storefront interior

There were dim sum steam baskets on the ceiling. Neat decor!

We only ordered two items:  A bowl of noodles plus an appetizer.

Drunken Chicken

Drunken Chicken. $5.99

I’ve had “drunken chicken” before at previous Shanghainese restaurants and really enjoyed how the cold dish would have pieces of chicken dunked and flavoured in wine.  I didn’t particularly like this dish — the pieces of chicken were too hard and rough.  I did like the flavouring of the wine though.  It was strong enough but it also didn’t infuse into the pieces of the chicken enough. :/

Noodles with Shredded Eel

Noodles with Shredded Eel. $10.99

The noodles in the Noodles with Shredded Eel were very smooth and very well made.  The eel pieces were all right.  Not terrible but not entirely memorable either.  However, I think $11 for this was a tad pricey. 

Noodles with Shredded Eel

The noodles — pretty well made

eel pieces

The plate of eel pieces and bean sprouts that accompanied the dish

noodles with the eel

When combining the noodles with the eel and sauce into my little bowl

Would I return to this restaurant?  Probably not.  Even though I only ordered two items and that probably isn’t enough to rate the overall quality of this restaurant, there are other restaurants right next door and in First Markham Place that I don’t need to venture here to try this place out again.  Too many restaurants; too little time! 😛

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