Sunny Dragon is a Korean owned Chinese, Japanese, all Asians in one restaurant in Surrey.
This all Asians in one restaurant has a lot of items on their menu, mostly Chinese and Japanese food. My friends and I ordered a bunch of things including the Sweet and Sour Pork, a Japanese Dinner Box, Gyozas, Agedashi Tofu, and a couple sushi rolls. I, for some reason was craving for Korean rice cakes. So when I finally found a Vegetable Rice Cake Soup on the menu, I was pretty excited to get it.
My soup came first, and it was not what I wanted at all. Instead of the white rice cakes I was expecting, they were rice crispy looking squares floating in soup. And instead of Vegetable soup, I was secretly upgraded to the seafood version of the soup. Yup, they messed up my order. Luckily I wasn’t allergic to seafood, and got it for the price of the Vegetable soup.
The soup itself was a little sweet, I wasn’t sure where the sweetness came from. There were bits of vegetables, and seafood in it. The rice crispy squares got soft from the soup, but they still held together pretty well. I think if you are a fan of Chinese corn soup, you might like it just because of its sweetness. The soup was OK, the rice cakes gave it a different texture, and I was disappointed that they weren’t the ‘right’ rice cakes I wanted.
The Sweet and Sour pork would have been a decent dish if they used less batter on the pork. I would say it was mostly a sweet pork dish because I couldn’t taste the sour part of it.
One item you probably want to avoid getting here is the Gyoza. As my gyoza fiend friend described it, it tasted like pork wrapped in pancake batter. There was an unpleasant after taste, that tasted like pancake batter and the pork was not flavorful at all.
I thought it was a good concept to have different cuisines in one restaurant, however usually the quality of food in these restaurants are average or below par. Sunny Dragon was just another average Chinese / Japanese food joint.
Sunny Dragon Restaurant
#101 – 15988 Fraser Highway
Surrey, BC V3S