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Bhinder’s Indian Cuisine on No. 5 Road; South of Steveston Hwy

Nanzaro and I went to the new Indian restaurant on No. 5 Road, south of Steveston Highway for lunch. This restaurant was opened in Nov 2012.

It is located next to Pho Ten, in Sandhu’s Plaza. We arrived closed to 12PM but it’s not open yet. Nanzaro went to ask the person who was cleaning the window and was told it will open in 10 to 15 minutes. So, we waited but not more than 5 minutes, the Open sign was lighted.

It was not a big restaurant. The chairs are comfortable though.

The menu is simple, just a few combos.

Nanzaro opted for the Butter Chicken combo. All combos come with rice, naan, salad, vegetables and picked mango. Price varies depending on the main of the combo. More on following page. Click here to continue reading

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Weekend Musings: Al Ain Paradise – Part 1

A friend emailed me these beautiful photos of flowers which I like to share with chowtimes readers. Hope this brings some colors to the dull winter.

Al Ain Paradise in United Arab Emirates is the first park listed in the Guinness World Record with the largest number of hanging flower baskets. Enjoy.

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Kuala Lumpur Day 10: Dinner at Purple Cane

Ben and I had the opportunity to meet up with his Boys Brigade buddies. I enjoyed their conversations about their good old days in the brigade. Those happy memories will live in their hearts forever.

We had dinner at Purple Cane, a tea house. Purple Cane serves dishes with tea infusion.

Flower Tea for our drinks. Each flower tea is unique as it’s handmade.

Appetizers: braised peanuts and pickled green papaya.

Duck Wrap.

I like that the sauce is served in a small teapot for easy pouring. More on following page. Click here to continue reading

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Kuala Lumpur Day 10: Snacks at Wong Kok Char Chan Teng

After the monorail ride, we took a cab back to the hotel. It was late afternoon, too late for lunch. Anyway, we were not that hungry. So, we explored the shopping mall next to our hotel to look for some snacks. I remembered it was raining heavily at that time.

We ended up at Wong Kok Char Chan Teng, a Hong Kong style cafe. We ordered Toast with Prawn Roe Sauce to share. It was RM5.90 (just below CAD2). I like the savory flavour with a hint of pungentness. Too bad, it’s not available in the Hong Kong style cafe in Richmond.

For drinks, I had a Peanut Man for RM6.90 (CAD2.30). It’s a thick peanuty shake. More on following page. Click here to continue reading

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Kuala Lumpur Day 10: Snacks at Jalan Imbi

After breakfast, we went to a nearby stall to get some pastries.

We bought assorted pastries to try. RM5.50 (less than CAD2) for the above.

The Seremban Siew Bao was fresh from the oven, still hot. Flaky shell and moist savory filings.

The mini kaya puff was very good. In fact, we came back to buy some more later.

It was not durian season at the time we were in Kuala Lumpur. But, there is still durian being sold but it’s more expensive. We found a durian stall in Jalan Imbi. More on following page. Click here to continue reading

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Kuala Lumpur Day 10: Breakfast at Jalan Imbi

Ben decided to go Jalan Imbi for breakfast. We had breakfast here a lot while we were still working in Kuala Lumpur. We left home early to avoid the traffic jam and had a nice long breakfast in town before Ben dropped me off at Jalan Sultan Ismail and drove to his office.

I had a dry rice noodle where the soup is served on the side. The soup has pork balls and pork liver sausage in it.

The dry rice noodles has fried ground pork in it. More on following page. Click here to continue reading

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Christmas Scenes in Malaysia, 2012

Ben and I made a short trip back to Malaysia in December due to his Chinese visa limitation of 30 days stay. Here are some of the Christmas decorations taken in Malaysia.

Furama Bukit Bintang.

Berjaya Time Square. More on following page. Click here to continue reading

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Merry Christmas 2012

Wishing all chowtimes readers a very Merry Christmas 2012.

Here are some of the Christmas scenes in Beijing which I would like to share with the readers.

The grand staircase of Continental Plaza.

Night and day shot of the decor above the grand stair case.

Decorations which lined the sides the grand staircase of Continental Plaza. More on following page. Click here to continue reading

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