MYST Asian Fusion just opened in Burnaby and they are serving up many different kinds of Asian cuisine. We were invited for a tasting of their menu to see what they offer. There is a parking lot but it can be quite full at peak hours, but there is free street parking too.
The restaurant is a bit hidden but just look out for the bright blue sign.
They have lots of seating inside with booth style configurations. This location took over Lester’s Arcade, so they really did a lot of renovations to get this look.
They have a selection of Taiwanese Beer on the menu. It’s sweeter than the average beer and infused with fruity flavours.
Uchikinoki ice cream smoothie
A green tea drink with ice cream, mochi and red bean.
They have huge slushies with marshmallow and chocolate eyeballs. This particular one was green apple flavour.
Pea Flower Tea
They have a series of pea flower tea, which have been quite popular among bubble tea shops around town. These 2 particular drinks were Calpis butterfly pea flower tea and the Strawberry lemon butterfly pea flower tea.
Potted Milk Tea
The milk tea base to topped with a cookie crumble and a green leaf. it was a really cool concept, but I didn’t like the gritty texture of the cookie crumble.
It comes with 6 pieces and has a piece of cooked octopus inside. It is topped with mayo, teriyaki sauce, and shredded seaweed. It was interesting to see this on the menu, but tasted decent.
Fried green beans with minced pork
It has a good portion size for a table to share this. It had a nice caramelization from the hot pan. It was good.
Steamed sticky rice dumplings
7 pieces to an order in a steamed bamboo basket. The wrapper is filled with all the delicious sticky rice. It was an interesting dish but it was too carb heavy for my personal liking.
They have a large variety of skewers on the menu. They were all pretty meh I would have wanted more char for added flavour.
- Pork intestine
- Fish cake
- Chicken gizzard
Japanese style egg fried rice
There is a good amount of seafood in the fried rice and it’s topped with a fried egg, seaweed and mayo. My kind of comfort food.
Golden sand prawns with salted egg yolk sauce
Very delicious and the egg yolk crust is so addictive. I peeled the head off and at the rest with the shell on. Some people hate it with the shell but I oddly like it with the crunchy texture.
Chives & shrimp spring rolls
Mediocre spring rolls and nothing was special about them.
Pan fried beef pancake
The green onion pancake is rolled with beef, green onions and some sauce. 4 pieces some in an order and they are big pieces.
House special spicy lamb hot pot
This was my favourite dish of the evening. It is lit underneath with some fire to keep it nice and hot as you eat the meal. It is served with rice and 2 side dishes.
The hot pot was packed full of ingredients like spam, tofu, fish cake, bean curd, and imitation crab.
Deep fried ginger flavour chicken whole wings
This is their large order and each wing was perfectly fried. The exterior was crisp and golden brown.
Fried chicken in chili pepper
The pieces had a lot of bones so it wasn’t as enjoyable to eat. Meh.
The sandwiches are pretty basic. Egg, tomato, ham and cucumber are inside the slices of white bread.
Chives, shrimp & pork dumplings
Pretty decent for dumplings and there is 10 pieces to the order and some sauce on the side.
Taiwanese style fried rice vermicelli
Soft vermicelli noodles with some veggies and meat mixed throughout.
Assorted deep fried basket
This basked had squid tentacles, salt and peppery chicken, blood sausage, and other deep fried items.
MYST beef noodle soup
Inside, we added beef shank, tripe, and tendon. It was decent and filling.
Marinated 3 item combo
This had dried tofu, seaweed and pork ear string. It was served cold on this dish and we slowly picked at it.
TaiNan style egg noodle soup
This was an ok dish but it didn’t compare to the other soupy dishes on the menu.
Myst deluxe marinated pork with rice
This dish had a lot of ingredients in it. Just mix it all together and enjoy.
Preserved cabbage with shredded pork fried rice cake
It was a good dish for sharing around the table. The chewy rice cakes with the preserved cabbage and pork were a nice combination.
Hakka style sweet rice cake
Nope. The dates gave it an odd bitter preserved flavour to the dish. No one likes it, but maybe you have to have an acquired taste.
This is a Winter Melon Jelly and has a consistency of a harder jello. It was very sweet and I didn’t really like this either.
They have this in either strawberry or mango flavours. We got the strawberry version and it sit on top of dry ice that makes the fog underneath. The strawberry shaved ice and the ice cream have a sweet artificial taste to it, kinda like Pocky. The strawberry slices were fresh.
The taiyaki sits in a ice cream cone bowl, matcha ice cream, mochi, red bean sauce, chocolate drizzle and a chocolate wafer stick. It was a dessert fit for a kid.
Overall, the food was so-so, but there is quite a variety that you’ll find something to enjoy. My favourite were the House special spicy lamb hot pot, deep fried chicken wings, and the golden sand prawns with salted egg yolk sauce.
We Rate MYST:
6400 Kingsway, Burnaby