John 3:16 Malaysian Delights on Anderson Road, Richmond

Ben was craving for Malaysian food. We went to John 3:16 Malaysian Delights since Ben had not been to this restaurant before.

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The verse John 3:16 adorns the wall inside the restaurant.

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Ben ordered Nasi Lemak, which came with curry chicken, hardboiled egg, fried anchovies, peanuts, cucumber, sambal and coconut milk flavoured rice. This is pretty good.

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I ordered the Sambal Halibut on rice as recommended by the server. The sambal sauce was slightly tangy and there were some tomatoes and red onion in it. It was good except I would like to have more sauce for my rice.

The bill came to about $20 before tips. Credit card is accepted for bill above $30.

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Gold Stone Bakery & Restaurant on Keefer St., Chinatown

It was a beautiful Sunday morning. Ben and I went to QE Park for a leisure walk.

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It was a very pleasant morning as it was not too sunny for a walk. I actually enjoys cloudy days.

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After the walk, we went to Chinatown for early lunch. It’s been a while since we come down to Chinatown. We can clearly see revitalization here with a lot of new buildings.

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We ended up having lunch at Gold Stone Bakery & Restaurant on Keefer Street. The restaurant is surprisingly big.

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Ben wanted a light lunch. He ordered two pineapple buns for himself. But I stole one from him. Continue reading

Pre-Mother’s Day Dim Sum at Parklane Chinese Restaurant, Richmond

Polly and I went for a pre-mother’s day celebration on a Friday morning. We intended to go to Beard Papa’s but it was not opened yet at 9AM. Apparently, Beard Papa’s has changed it’s business hour to start at 11AM. I emailed Beard Papa’s in March and was told it’s opening hour was 9AM at that time.

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Well, since Beard Papa’s is not opened yet, we decided to go for dim sum nearby at Parklane Restaurant which opens at 9AM. Since it just opens for business for the day, it was still pretty empty but tables quickly filled up.

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Tea charges is $1 per person.

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We ordered one of the special of the day which is Clay Pot Rice with  Sparerib and Chinese Sausage. It was a pretty good serving size considering the price is only $3.95. Continue reading

Hiko Sushi & Bubble Tea at Broadmoor Shopping Center, Richmond

Arkensen and I went for a late lunch after Arkensen’s doctor appointment at Broadmoor Shopping Center, a small strip mall.

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Can you believe the above statistic? Well, in the small Broodmoor Shopping Center, there are already two sushi restaurants.

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We went to one of sushi restaurants; Hiko Sushi & Bubble Tea which is a small sushi place which seats less than 20.

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Specials of the day written on a black board hang over the counter.

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Complementary miso soup with soft tofu and green onions. The serving is big as Arkensen only drank half of his bowl.

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Arkensen ordered Salmon Sashimi Don as he simply loves salmon sashimi. The don underneath the salmon sashimi is sushi rice. Arkensen enjoyed his meal except … Continue reading

Smokehouse Sandwich, Richmond

Nanzaro wanted to try the burgers in Smokehouse Sandwich Co. on Westminster Highway but it was not so convenient to go by himself using public transport. So, I brought him there on a weekday while he was on a school break.

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The parking lot is not big but there is plenty of street parking on the side road.

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This is a self serving restaurant. The menu is written on a big black board and you order and pay at the counter. They will call your name when your order is ready. Cutleries and sauces are available at a small table near the counter.

Nanzaro ordered the Wilbur which is Cumin Spiced Pulled Pork with Coleslaw for $8.99. There is an option for double meat for $12.99. It was quite messy eating this as juices were dripping from it. Nanzaro likes his sandwich. Continue reading

Kingspark Steak House, Richmond

This was another pre-business trip dinner before we dropped off Ben at the YVR.

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Ben wanted something simple, so we just went to Kingspark Steak House for Chinese meal. The above was the complementary daily soup which comes with the Chinese dishes order. This had carrot, some kind of preserved vegetable and pork in it.

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Ben ordered the Sweet and Sour Pork which is a very Cantonese dish. This has a balanced sweet and sourness which is one of the better one that we had. Continue reading

Wang Shun Ge Grill Richmond on Alexandra Road, Richmond

Ben was on leave due to some family emergency over the weekend. We went out to run some errands at Lansdowne Mall and went for lunch in the vicinity of Alexandra Road.

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We saw a new grill fish restaurant next to Seto Sushi on Alexandra Road. We love Beijing style grill fish and so we decided to give it a try.

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It was just past 11:30AM and the restaurant was empty. In fact, we waited for a while before someone came out from the kitchen.

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I like the glass drinking jars that are used to serve Chinese tea to us.

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We came for the grill fish and so grill fish it is. You can click on the menu above to have a larger view.

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We ordered the grilled Red Snapper with medium spiciness and a few extra vegetables. The dish is served on some kind of heat source to keep it warm. Continue reading

Pho Japolo on Bridgeport Road, Richmond

We discovered Pho Japolo when we visited Cafe Loyal. They are neighbours.

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We came here for lunch on a Saturday afternoon. It was a weird day. When we arrived, it was pouring but when we left, the sun was shining.

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The restaurant is larger than we expected. The dining area above is just a separate dining area from the main dining area. This restaurant can easily accommodates 70 people.

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The usual fixings for Vietnamese meal. The bean sprouts were served raw.

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Nanzaro ordered the Bun Bo Hue. He was not sure it was his dish when the server brought it to the table because it did not look as spicy as he expected. We tasted the broth which is quite flavourful with pronounced lemongrass flavour. Nanzaro added the chili paste condiment on the table to spice up his Bun Bo Hue. Continue reading

Ladies’ Meet at Water St. Cafe, Vancouver

I met up with Polly and Whitney in Gastown for a get together. It was a rainy day again just like the past couple of our get together.

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Since, it was raining, we did not go far from where Whitney works. We had dinner at Water St. Cafe.

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We started off with an appetizer of Calamari Fritti as recommended by Whitney. These were light and crispy and served with garlic aioli and preserved orange.

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Complementary warm bread with good crust.

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Since we like to share our dishes, Whitney also recommended the Rigatoni with Italian Sausage. The Italian Sausage has some spiciness in it. This is served with some shaved fennel and grated Parmesan and freshly ground black pepper. Continue reading

Cafe Loyal Asian Fast Food on Bridgeport Road, Richmond

When I was having my hair cut at a salon recently, I overheard conversations about a Hong Kong style restaurant on Bridgeport Road and No. 5 Road has good value for money (I assumed it to be Hong Kong because drink is included).

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We decided to go for lunch on a Sunday. The previous tenant of this location was Casa Pinoy which was pretty good too.

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As this is a fast food place, there is no table service. The menus are posted on the wall and you place your order by the menu number at the cashier and pay for the food upon placing the order.

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When your food is ready, they will call your receipt number for you to pick up your food at the counter. The good thing is you do not have to pay tips as there is no table service. This restaurant accepts cash only.

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I like the open kitchen concept where you can view the chef at work and the cleanliness of the kitchen.

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I ordered Chicken in Thai Sauce with rice. You can have it with spaghetti too. It is just a grilled chicken chop doused with sweet chili sauce with some steamed green beans at the bottom. The meal was decent. I had hot milk tea with my meal. Continue reading