Taiwanese stir fry at Maji on the “Food Street”

Maji stands out among the dozens of Taiwanese restaurants in Richmond for a few reasons. Besides specializing in stir-fry dishes, they are also one of few places in the categories that serve alcohol, including Asian beers, Japanese sake and even a few mixed drinks, and they open late.

Lin and I were pretty hungry when we arrived after our tennis game. We wasted no time to order a few dishes to share.

I rarely ordered fried rice at Taiwanese joints because they use short grain rice and I often find their version a little sticky and soggy. They did a decent job with the Shrimp and Pineapple Fried Rice ($10.75), although still not the texture I would prefer, the smell and the flavour of eggs made up for the enjoyment.

Shrimp and Pineapple Fried Rice

Shrimp and Pineapple Fried Rice

The San Pei Chicken ($11.25, or the 3-Cup Chicken) and the Hakka Style Pork & Squid ($11.75) were the 2 of most common Taiwanese stir-fry dishes. Both quite flavourful, but I found them a little too oily. The oiliness is from the sesame oil, so it’s not totally unhealthy. It’s just that oily dishes get slightly more unpleasant when they cool down.

3-Cup Chicken

3-Cup Chicken

Hakka Style Pork & Squid

Hakka Style Pork & Squid

Service wise, they have a very young service staff. They are quick but could be a little friendlier. Our 2nd stir fry dish took a little while to come out actually.

Maji Taiwanese Stir Fry

Maji Taiwanese Stir Fry

Overall

Although not the best I have tasted in Richmond, the Taiwanese dishes at Maji are decent. The hot stir-fry concept brought a home feel to the dishes, and it’s warm and comforting. It’s one of the few Taiwanese joints in Richmond that offers alcohol and opens late. This might not be a huge deal on the bustling Alexandra Road, the famous Asian “Food Street”, but for folks who fancy some authentic Taiwanese beers, this is just the right spot.

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Maji Taiwanese Stir Fry

8391 Alexandra Rd #1180, Richmond, BC V6X 3W5;
(604) 270-3100 or majirestaurant.ca

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1 Comment on Taiwanese stir fry at Maji on the “Food Street”

  1. Must-have dish for me at Maji is the deep-fried chicken skin. Really well executed.

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