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Jim Chai Kee Noodles

Posted by Darren "DKLo" Susilo / Listed on February 26, 2012 / review policy

Jim Chai KeeJim Chai Kee is well-hidden from the sight of drivers on Highway 7 (or whatever it's called nowadays) and is the home of quite possibly the most mouth-wateringly delicious shrimp wontons in existence. Located in the same plaza as the large Wasabi buffet that's well known to locals, this place looks decidedly unimpressive. But you won't care about that once you've taken your first bite of that flavourful wrapped shrimp concoction. Even with noodles and vegetables, the average person will spend only around $10 or less. What's more, the constant back-and-forth shouting between the host and her employees at the back who seemingly toil non-stop in preparing the raw materials for your delicious, delicious wontons is a surreal and oddly entertaining scene straight out of a Chinese TV series.

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Bex / February 27, 2012 at 03:31 pm
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Their wonton is so-so compare to the one in market village. Wonton time is located at back to market village next to the smaller supermarket (there are 2 supermarket). Their wonton is way better!
Wendy / October 25, 2012 at 07:30 pm
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I travel a lot and have eaten wonton soup all over the world but this place has the BEST wontons hands down! The soup has lots of flavour, the shrimp in the wontons are always fresh, staff is friendly and the price is right. They don't skimp on ingredients either so expect a heaping bowl full of goodness!
Fallerboy / May 22, 2013 at 01:25 pm
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Being going to Jim Chai Kee since I was a teenager (now 35). In my opinion, the best noodle soup in Canada. Thank you to the staff for being so amazing to me and now my children through the years!
dahnee / February 16, 2014 at 04:50 pm
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great wonton soup but don't go there anymore...I really love the wonton soup, but unfortunately the restaurant smell really bad. It smells like a dirty washroom that hasn't been clean for years. =(
Editor / March 12, 2014 at 12:15 pm
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Amazingly, Highway 7 is called Highway 7.
Rainman / June 24, 2014 at 03:32 pm
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kimochi, kimochi baby, YAMADE! IDE YAMADE!
FiftyShadesOfFood / March 18, 2015 at 08:01 pm
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CASH ONLY in this dive of an eatery which serves tasty,large size shrimp wontons-skip everything else on the spartan menu. The first time I had lunch here was on a weekend and the eatery was packed. I was asked if I would not mind sharing a table. This means a shorter wait time but it also means you sit at a table with complete strangers and like it or not, get to hear each others' conversations. Parking was a problem and the wait time was more than 30 minutes. Ironical, as the sit-down eating time is less than the wait time. Note that when the bill is slapped onto the table in front of you, that you are being bluntly prompted to vacate the table

The second time was several years later, also on a weekend. This time the restaurant was not packed even though it was nearing noon and neither was the parking lot. Noticed this less busy trend common amongst the Chinese restaurants in that neighbourhood.

Come here for the shrimp wonton noodles ($6 plus 13% tax, CASH ONLY!) and pass on everything else. Beware that the server will try to up sell you a dish of (boiled) vegetables doused with vegetable oil and oyster sauce (more MSG), my recommendation is to pass on this. Focus on the shrimp wonton which are large, tasty morsels. I find the portions average. A big hungry man may need two bowls to really fill up ($12 plus 13% tax, cash only).

Self serve hot water and tea with a limit of "one styrofoam cup per customer".
Come here for the shrimp wonton and or shrimp wonton noodles and not for the non-existing decor, curt service, short sit down time, nor variety. Self serve pay.

Be prepared to fork out CASH ONLY. This restaurant uses hand scrawled order sheets/receipts and does not provide a receipt unless one asks. I observed that the cash register is not used. One pays at the counter where one also finds a strategically placed tip tray. Hey I served myself tea, already paid you cash for the meal and sales tax with no receipt what more do you want?

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