1 STF: The Great Wall Restaurant, Halifax, Nova Scotia

Monday, November 19, 2012

The Great Wall Restaurant, Halifax, Nova Scotia

Great Wall, Halifax, Nova Scotia

The Great Wall Restaurant was a total unknown entity to me. I don't live in Halifax and get downtown very rarely so when I had the opportunity to check it out with Emily and Alissa on one of our D&D afternoons (the guys game and we hit the town), I said yes please!

Great Wall Restaurant, Halifax, Nova Scotia

The restaurant is located at 1649 Bedford Row, right off Sackville Street. It was early in the day and we were hoping we could get some dim sum. Unfortunately they only serve it on Sundays.

Great Wall Restaurant, Halifax, Nova Scotia

But there was lots for us to choose from.

Great Wall Restaurant, Halifax, Nova Scotia

We ordered some pot stickers that came with these two crazy-hot sauces. I tried them both but preferred the pot stickers on their own, they were very tasty and, well, the sauces were just too hot for me.

Great Wall Restaurant, Halifax, Nova Scotia

We ordered the lemon chicken which none of us realized was deep fried! And... so delicious. I am now having to re-assess my dislike of lemon in savoury dishes. Look at that chicken glisten!

Great Wall, Halifax, Nova Scotia

We (meaning mostly me) were happy to discover we all like seafood! So of course we had to get the Seafood Double Happiness. Those scallops were perfectly cooked! All the seafood was. It was seafood happiness for me.

Great Wall Restaurant, Halifax, Nova Scotia

We also got a chow mien dish, one of the only dishes that came with noodles we knew for sure would be soft.

Great Wall Restaurant, Halifax, Nova Scotia

We were there eating everything for quite some time. Everything tasted great, I have no real complaints. In fact the staff were so friendly and helpful, continuously making sure we had a nice hot pot of tea to go with our meal. Oh and the hugest bowl of rice for our meal I have ever seen!

By the time we left residents of downtown lazily walked in to treat themselves to some Chinese cuisine. If I lived downtown, this would definitely a local hangout I would come to for some sweet and sour treats. I give this dining out experience four out of five wooden spoons. 

Great Wall Restaurant, Halifax, Nova Scotia

Emily, Alissa and I had a lovely relaxed sunny afternoon on a cold day in downtown Halifax, eating our fill of Chinese food and catching up while the guys fought werewolves back at the apartment. But we were not done! We still had to meet up with Sarah and get some dessert.

Post coming soon...

6 comments:

Nar said...

It's too bad they didn't have dim sum! I love a good dim sum selection. Nothing like that around here, alas, alas.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

I love that big dragon pillar!

Dominique_R said...

We miss their dim sum as well and always have to order double the pot stickers for Tim and I.

He strongly recommends their ginger beef next time you go!! :)

Suzie Ridler said...

I love dim sum too and haven't had it since Vancouver!

It was a cool place Debra.

Dominique, yes, pot stickers are the way to go if you miss the dim sum. Oh, ginger beef sounds good! I almost got their orange beef so maybe next time it will be al beef, LOL.

eat-this-town.com said...

Wow, that chow mein actually looks like real chow mein! Do you know which one you ordered?

Suzie Ridler said...

Real chow mein is hard to find around here it's true! It was the Cantonese Chow Mein, #10. Enjoy!