Malaysian is one of my favourite cuisines to eat but finding a place that does it justice is hard to find. We decided to try John 3:16 Malaysian Delights in North Vancouver. They have a second location in Richmond.
Lunch specials only available on weekdays (11:30am to 2:30pm).
Hours are pretty decent.
We dropped in on an early Friday evening. The place was decently busy with several people getting takeout.
The drink menu is right on the table.
Lychee juice (iced) (#11) ($3.45)
I was hoping this would taste as good as the longan drink I had at Song Houng (a Vietnamese restaurant in Calgary) but it didn’t come close. Drink was icy and lacked lychee flavouring. At least you get four lychee pieces.
The sauce was missing a creamy, rich, addictive flavour.
This version was different than what I’ve had but we liked it. Broth was mushroom based. Some interesting veggies including enoki and oyster mushroom, burdock and dried currant.
We asked for it spicy but there was barely a blimp in heat. Pretty much what I was expecting. The broth was passable but no depth or complexity.
The hunt for good Malaysian food continues.
John 3:16 Malaysian Delights
1933 Lonsdale Avenue
North Vancouver, BC