It sucks to be sick especially when the sun is out. Congee is like the Chinese Chicken Noodle Soup, it is great when you are sick. Took a trip to Hon's Won Ton House on Robson. As a kid my parents used to take me to Hon's in New West to get potstickers and soup, they didn't have many other items on the menu then. There is now a location downtown, Coquitlam, Richmond and there is still the Chinatown and New West locations. The downtown location is the best of all of them, the facility is nice looking, having a separate kitchen for vegetarian and meat, and they stepped up their level of service because their regular level of service just won't cut it for the downtown crowd, for example throwing all the cutlery on the table for the patrons to sort out, or pouring tea like a bartender at a club where your table ends up with this puddle at the end.
Ordered the Chinese Mushroom and chicken congee, a Chinese donut and an order of the crispy noodle chow mein. The congee is tasty and the donut which was dipped in the congee provides an alternative texture. The donut was not as crispy as it should be and the house special was horrible. The sauce had a burnt taste to it and they used a different noodle that I was not used to. It tasted wack!!!!
Hon's Won Ton House
1339 Robson Street, Vancouver
Hon's is a good consistent restaurant chain but there are better Chinese restaurants out there.
It has become so popular that you can even buy action figures and T shirts there.
PS I didn't take a picture of the congee because it just looked boring.