Looking for cheap and delicious?! I am loving Ten Ren’s Tea Time (Ten Ren) for being that niche combo of cheap and delicious. FYI: It is a tea shop that serves both traditional and bubble tea in GTA. You might have seen Ten Ren at Yorkdale Mall (look for that long line up near the Indigo/Rainforest part of the mall), Chinatown or Fairview Mall.
Only a few of them serve food, and the one on Times Avenue in Markham does. After a spin around Vaughan Mills mall, Cy and I went for dinner this past Saturday with our good friends, C and D.
This is what I ordered from the $15.99 Dinner Special menu:
Course 1 – Green Tea Salad Simple salad with raisins. I don’t like raisins (except in Glosette form)!
Course 2 – Wonton Soup Lots of cabbage and 3 meaty wontons in hot soup. It comes in a cute bowl, and the server whips off the lid when he/she puts down the bowl.
Course 3 – Steamed Veggies with Garlic It doesn’t look like much, but this is really good. Watch out for that garlic breath!
Course 4- Crispy Duck with Taro I didn’t bother with my rice because this dish is so filling. Taro is all starch! The duck was on the dry side, but it still adds that nice, oily duck flavour that I love.
Course 5 – Egg Pudding Just when you thought your set meal was done, you get a mini dessert. The liquid topping is a sweet syrup, and the egg custard is nice, flavourful and smooth.
Drink Litchee Yoghurt Slush (premium drink, so it was an additional $3.xx charge): This is why I come to Ten Ren. I’ve never had a bad drink here, and this was no exception. The Litchee and yoghurt combo is good (believe it or not) with no powder-y aftertaste.
I’m already dreaming about what to order next time. Yes, I dream about food…
Get your meal on at Ten Ren’s Tea Time:
111 Times Ave #101, Markham, ON L3T 0A2