Quite a while ago, I wrote about Phoenix Restaurant (金鳳餐廳) located on Raymerville Drive, Markham. The first time I went, there was another restaurant next to it. However, there were only a few tables of patrons in there at that time. After that, I’ve been going back to Phoenix a few more times. One time, the lady there gave me both Phoenix’s and Mumz’s take-out menus. That in a way implied that these two restaurants are somehow related – maybe under the same ownership? There’re certainly similarities between them – in terms of the ingredients of food. However, Mumz is definitely more classy-looking.
Last weekend, when we came back again, and decided to give this restaurant a try. The restaurant looked the same, however this time it was a fullhouse plus lineups outside.
Without waiting, since they had a 2-person table, we were brought to a table near the cashier/counter. Looking at the colorful menu with all kinds of curry/satay, etc. plates, I was overwhelmed. However, since I did’t feel like having something too strong of taste, the decisions weren’t quite as difficult to make.
Before we ordered, they gave us this snack… Something like shrimp chips + peanut dipping. I find that it’s becoming more and more popular for restaurants to give away some free snacks/appetizers before the meals these days.
Felt like something light and something “nourishing”… we ordered this “crab meat and sweet corn soup”. Small size: $6.75. I love sweet corn soup~
Appetizer… Satay – Grilled marinated chicken on skewer with peanut dipping sauce. $8.50. It was ok.
Really wanted something with soup… So I ordered the traditional laksa – Thick yellow noodle & vermicelli in spicy coconut curry broth w/ shredded chicken, fishball & bean curd. $6.50.
Finally, finished the dinner with this sticky rice with mango… there’s a dried rose bud in the middle. $4.45.
Overall, Mumz was a pretty good. I mean, good customer service (with smile and good attitude – after we paid for the meal, I was afraid that we were takng up the spot and wanted to leave, but they told us not to hurry). Also, the price point was good – the most expensive plate was slightly less than $15 (e.g. Oyster curry, Thai curry roast duck w/ lychee, etc.). However, what I found was that the food that I ordered was a bit “plain/bland”. Although that was what I wanted – something that didn’t taste very strong, I found the chicken skewer could be marinated better/more. The laksa could be spicier. Given another chance, I’d try some of their other dishes.
FYI: Mumz Delicacies 文東廚房
1 Raymerville Dr., Unit 9, Markham