Yin Ji Chang Fen
Yin Ji Chang Fen
7010 Warden Avenue
Markham, ON L3R 5Y3
Yin Ji Chang Fen is a new HK street food restaurant located in the same plaza as the T&T. They serve up late night eats that include some dim sum items as well. Famous for their rice noodle rolls, they also serve congee, curry fish balls, and sticky rice on the menu.
We ordered most of their popular items including the fish balls, sticky rice, rice noodle rolls (chang fen), condensed milk toast, and congee.
The curry fish balls were great because the balls were big and it wasn't drowning in curry sauce. The sauce was thin and light and wasn't "goopy" at all. The flavor was nice and rather spicy as well. The sticky rice was good. Standard sticky rice that was a bit more wet than I would prefer, but the filling was tasty.
They have condensed milk toast, which is exactly what it sounds like. They grab white bread toast and add a layer of condensed milk on it to make an odd sweet, dense breakfast type food. Standard HK style toast. The congee was good too. Nice seasoning with good chunks of pork and "thousand year egg". Both items are standard breakfast items.
The Rice Noodle Rolls were supposed to be the highlight of the meal. They were good, don't get me wrong, but for a place to be named after this dish, I was expecting my mind to be blown I guess? The rice noodle rolls are very sticky and it can be tough to "cut" with your chopsticks. The fillings were great. No issue with the filling at all. The sauce was nice too, but the texture of the noodle roll was very sticky. I think I still prefer the noodle rolls you get at dim sum places. They also have the rice noodle roll with egg, which is different but nice.
The place is rather small and they can get fairly busy so try to come off-hours as they are open rather late too. Parking can be found relatively anywhere but that doesn't mean it won't get packed. The prices are great too and it's good if you want "dim sum" type items for good quality at any time.
Ambience: B | Service: B+ | Price: B | Food: B+