My Dad was in the mood for some affordable Chinese food. I wanted to protest since I was craving for a nice, al dente pasta dish. We were a long way from my favorite pasta restaurant and everyone's tummy was already rumbling. Needless to say, I was outvoted by three starving stomachs.
The Steamed Pork Siomai (P100) was your average, run-of-the-mill meat dimsum. It lacked a distinguished flavor that would set it apart from that of other dimsum restaurants'.
The Stir-Fried Udon with Seafood (P200) was also ordinary. It didn't taste bad but it failed to please either. The veggies look down and wilted, and the seafood was mostly fish fillet that tasted bland.
I'm not a fan of their Roasted Duck (P275). The duck skin, which I usually love because of the crispness, was too dry and hard. It should have been slightly crisp with bits of duck juice oozing out as you bite into it.
The Sliced Beef with Broccoli (P240) was nicely seasoned, the meat was tender, the thickness just right. The broccoli added a nice color to the plate and goes well with the sauce. It was crunchy, tasty and gave a nice balance to the meat's seasoning.
The Yang Chow Fried Rice (P150) was again nothing special. But, it was packed with a lot of meat, shrimps, bits of scrambled eggs, and peas so I couldn't complain. The serving size is good for 2-3 people.
If you want to settle for a modest Chinese cuisine to fill the belly without putting a hole in your pocket, then Luk Yuen is good enough. Not the best Chinese restaurant but not the worse either.