John 3:16 Malaysian Delights (Broadway)

It’s been too long since we’ve been to a John 3:16 Malaysian Delights. Last visit was at their North Van location (which no longer exists). There’s only one other location in Richmond.

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Hours.

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Both times we’ve dropped in on a Tuesday evening (6:30pm). There’s always plenty of open tables so no wait. Service is prompt and the waitresses come by several times to refill waters.

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Menu consists of appetizers, rice, noodles, main courses (meat/seafood/vegetable) and desserts.

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We opted for medium spice (described as a 4/10 for heat, which was accurate).

Trip #1

Beef satay (A2) ($9.95)
UntitledFour skewers with a peanut sauce, red onions and cucumber. The beef satay was tender with a sticky, satisfying sauce. Not sure what the raw red onion added to the dish.

Char koay teow (N1) ($13.95)
UntitledFlat rice noodles with shrimp, egg, chives, bean sprouts, Chinese sausage and fish cakes. Could have had a bit more wok hei but flavours were well balanced.

Kari laksa (N4) ($13.95)
UntitledVermicelli with curry soup, curry chicken, tofu puffs, green beans, egg, fish cakes, shrimp and bean sprouts. One of the better laksas we’ve had recently in town. There was a generous amount of vermicelli, curry chicken was tender and the green beans added some crunch. Broth had good depth.

Roasted Hainanese chicken rice (R4) ($14.95)
UntitledServed with Hainanese rice, cucumber, ginger and chili sauce.

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The chicken was fine but the rice didn’t have much flavour.

Trip #2

Coconut rice ($2.95)
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Steamed rice ($2.50)
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Beef rendang (M1) ($20.95)
UntitledDried curry beef stew with Malaysian spices, coconut milk and potatoes. The beef was a mix; some decent pieces, others dry and chewy. The chunks of potato were terrible; dry and overcooked. For the price, it’s sad you don’t even get a bowl of rice.

Lamb kapitan (M4) ($20.95)
UntitledLamb in special curry sauce with tomato, onions and potato. The lamb was better than the beef rendang; more tender, moist and flavourful. Not a very large portion size.

Sambal okra, green beans & eggplants (M12) ($17.95)
UntitledAll their vegetables were great but my favourite was the eggplant. Texture was spot on.

Char koay teow (N1) ($13.95)
UntitledSame as last time except we opted for very spicy. Slightly more of a kick (maybe 5/10) compared to the medium.

John 3:16’s one of the better Malaysian options in town.

John 3:16 Malaysian Delights (Broadway)
https://john316mydelights.com/
1063 W Broadway
Vancouver, BC
(604) 423-5909

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