465 Broadway (Near Taylor)
Millbrae, CA 94030
Gourmet Village is a Chinese restaurant that opened in April 2010 on Millbrae’s Broadway Street. The chef used to work at the well-respected The Kitchen restaurant. We came once for lunch and once for dinner.
Decor, Vibe – Gourmet Village has bare-bones Chinese restaurant decor with just a couple artifacts on the walls and some seafood tanks in the back. Mostly locals were having lunch when we were dining. Dinner was another story, with the place jam packed. Asians seem to like trying new places.
Gourmet Village Menu has a very extensive menu with lots of different dishes from simple items to expensive sharks fin. They had some grand opening specials. We tried to stick to the items with pictures.
Barbecue pork and roast duck on rice ($7.50) super hot freshly steamed rice with a reasonable amount of meat on top. The barbecue pork was pretty average as was the duck. This lunch plate also included some forgettable soup.
Salted Fish and Chinese sausage over rice ($7.50) had good quantities of these preserved items all steamed over rice.
Roasted Pork ($5.95 small) was a decent version with fairly thin crispy skin and not a lot of fat.
Free dessert soup at dinner with wood ear, yam, and papaya was very good.
Roasted Squab ($7.50) was average, possessing some nicely cooked skin, but little in the way of flavor.
Daikon Spicy Soup with Fish Filet ($9.95) was borderline salty and had decent fish paste balls and some well cooked daikon.
Stir Fry Fish Paste with Milk and Egg White ($12) uses the same fish paste as the soup, and was an okay dish for the first couple bites. This dish then got boring with its greasy, pale looking, and too innovative flavors.
Gourmet Village was pretty average for the small amount of sampling we performed. We found it okay for a simple lunch, we would hesitate ordering anything fancy here. Drive to nearby Asian Pearl Peninsula for much better food.