Maji Restaurant

Where did I eat?

Maji Restaurant at 1180 – 8391 Alexandra Road in Richmond.

What do they specialize in?

Taiwanese beer and small sharing plates.

What was the vibe?

Dark, lively, crowded.

What did I eat?

I was invited to a special tasting for Chopstick Fest.


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Lychee Taiwan Beer

  • Taiwanese beer is super light at 3.5% ABV and honestly doesn’t even taste like beer.
  • The lychee flavour was sweet, fruity, and very juicy.

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Spicy Deep Fried Chicken

  • The chicken was very tender and juicy, but the skin was soggy and I wish it would have been more crisp.
  • The sauce didn’t taste very spicy to me and was more like a sweet Thai chili sauce

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Deep Fried Shrimp with Pineapple

  • I liked the crispy shrimp and mayo sauce that covered them.
  • The pineapple wasn’t overly ripe, so it didn’t have much of a sweet flavour to it and the whole dish was quite mild.

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Crispy Chicken Skin

  • This was my favourite dish of the night and it’s the perfect drinking snack.
  • The chicken skin is deep fried and super crispy. Just like a chicken potato chip.
  • I loved the spicy salty topping which made it addictive to eat.

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Basil Clams

  • The clams were good and flavourful and tossed in a sauce with basil

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Sesame Oil Pork Fried Rice

  • This was a simple, but well executed fried rice that was perfect to go along with all of the other dishes.
  • The portion is pretty small so if you are sharing with several people you may want more than one.

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Marinated Pork Belly

  • The pork belly was super fatty and disintegrated like butter on your tongue.
  • The dark sauce was sticky and slightly sweet.

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Pan-Fried Egg Tofu with Soybean Paste

  • I am a big fan of egg tofu and I loved how this was coated in a thin crispy batter and was silky smooth on the inside.
  • The sauce it was in had a mild soy flavour and I liked the vegetables it was served with.
  • I also love how it came out in an adorable little skillet.

Disclosure: I did not pay for my meal.

Final Thoughts?

I enjoyed the food and atmosphere at Maji. It is something different from most of the Taiwanese restaurants in Metro Vancouver as they offer smaller sharing plates and I liked their large selection of Taiwanese beer.

Maji Restaurant Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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