Saturday, October 24, 2009

Tim's Dessert House

Restaurant: Tim's Dessert House - Review on eggballs
Cuisine: Chinese/Dessert
Last visited: Oct. 17, 09
Area: Richmond, BC
Unit 3250 4151 Hazelbridge Way
Price Range: $10 or less

1: Poor 2: OK 3: Good 4: Very good 5: Excellent 6: Tres Excellent!!

Food: 2 (Just on eggballs)

Additional comments:
  • Family owned and operated
  • Specializes in traditional Chinese egg batter desserts
  • Fresh, made upon order homemade desserts
  • Relatively healthy dessert - very light not as much sugar
  • Eat as dessert or snack
  • Gift boxes available
  • Cash only

** Recommendation: n/a

I'm obsessed with trying to find the best eggballs in town. My next stop - Tim's Dessert House. It's easy to find in the Aberdeen food court, but the location is the only thing it has going. Looks better than it tastes.

On the table:

  • Chinese Eggballs 2/6
    • This is the Chinese version of a waffle. It's made of flour, eggs, milk and sugar. They put it in a special eggball waffle maker and it comes out like the above.
    • At Tim's they use too much flour in the egg batter so their eggballs come out too dense and kind of hard. The ones at Your Dessert are better.
    • The trick is to pour the perfect amount of batter into the waffle maker. They pour too much batter so they're unable to create that crispy exterior that makes eggballs so good. It's not airy and light.
    • The flavour of the batter is ok, but the dense texture was distracting for me.
    • Yes it is made fresh and upon order, but it doesn't matter when the batter/cooking technique isn't right.

      • They also sell the eggrolls, but I haven't tried them or seen them making it fresh. They could though, I just haven't seen it.

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  1. I support your obsession to find the best eggballs in town because I'd like to know as well! I'm craving them now after having read your post. I haven't had one of those eggrolls in a long time!

  2. thanks nicole! I will definitely keep you posted - I'm on a mission to find the best of everything, so if you ever need any tips feel free to send me a msg and I'll do my best!

  3. I had this when I was in Hong Kong and Macau last month. Lots of street vendors were selling them and I couldn't stop eating them! I prefer these so much more over the typical, denser variety. These look good in your pics. Great write-up!

  4. I think the ones here are better than the ones in Hong Kong actually, so you try them here :)

    These eggballs are so great, but I like the ones at "Your Dessert" better: