We yearned for hot pot during the colder days. So, Ben, Nanzaro and I returned to Tak Heng Hot Pot for a hot pot dinner. Arkensen did not come along as he dislikes hot pot.
We had half half soup base (original and spicy). All soup base is $8.
The all you can eat hot pot is $18.95 per person for adult. You can click on the menu to have a larger view.
We were their first dinner customers of the day as it was just past 5PM.
There is a self service bar with various sauces, pickle vegetables and drink. Our choice of sauces were peanut sauce, chili bean sauce and fresh chili sauce. More on following page. Click here to continue reading
Polly and I met up after a long break while Ben was away at Atlanta for a week. It was a very cold day with temperature dipped to negative last week.
We went to Jubilant in Richmond for Lamb Hot Pot. Lamb hot pot is only served in fall and winter. It is the perfect dish for cold day.
Look at that succulent piece of meat. Other ingredients in this dish include bean curd sticks, shiitake mushrooms, leeks and lots of ginger. More on following page. Click here to continue reading
Ben and I went for dim sum brunch after our morning walk at Steveston Village. Ben said it’s almost two years that he did not have dim sum after he accepted his short term assignment in Beijing. Time flies.
We went to Tak Heng Hot Pot Restaurant on Brown Gate. It serves hot pot at dinner and dim sum for breakfast and lunch; just like it’s predecessor HKYK Seafood Hot Pot Restaurant.
Dim sum is served from 8:30am to 3:00pm. There is a 10% discount on weekdays except holiday when bill before 11:00am.
All dim sum regardless of size is $3.75. The kitchen specialties range from $6.25 to $12.80 and available after 10:00am. You can click on the menu to have a larger view.
We had the above even before we placed our order on the order sheet. They are pan-fried chive dumplings which a server brought around to promote. They are really good with crispy bottom; crunchy prawn and full of chives flavour although a bit oily. I will get this again if I return.
The above Char Siew Baked Bun was another item brought around by the server. More on following page. Click here to continue reading
Ginger Indian Cuisine had been on my list of restaurant to visit for a while. When a coupon offer came up on Socialshopper.com, I just had to get it. It’s a $30 value coupon for the price of $15.
Ginger Indian Cuisine is located in a quiet strip mall on Bridgeport Road between Shell Road and No. 4 Road. This restaurant has opened for five months as I was told by the server.
The restaurant is relatively spacious with clean setting. We do not like restaurant with a cramp setting.
Free papadam with tamarind sauce for snacking while waiting for our main dishes to arrive.
Arkensen wanted Butter Chicken, his favourite Indian dish. He likes the sauce with rice. He does not care so much for the chicken. I wonder if any restaurant will just sell the sauce alone, :-). More on following page. Click here to continue reading
Double Double Restaurant had opened for a while but it’s always a line-up.
This time, we decided to wait no matter what. We were there just before noon and our wait was about 30 minutes and we had to share table with others. Besides the wait for the restaurant, parking is also another problem in this strip mall.
The restaurant was very busy and noisy as predicted.
The first impression was not so good as you can see that our utensil was not clean.
I ordered a sweet Chinese donut and a savory fried pancake to try as these remind me of my childhood. They are popular breakfast items in Malaysia’s morning market. The donut and pancake are huge. More on following page. Click here to continue reading
Polly suggested to meet at Trees Organic in Gas Town as she enjoys Trees Organic’s cheesecake, the best cheesecake in Vancouver. Our first visit to Trees Organic is at the Granville location.
We parked in the River Rock Casino and we took the Canada Line to the Waterfront station. Parking at the River Rock Casino is only $2.50 for the whole day.
We found a table by the window, next to the potted plant. It is a great seat to watch people.
There were lots of tour buses parked on the street just outside of Trees Organic to load and unload tourists.
We ordered our food and paid at the counter and the server brought our food to our table. More on following page. Click here to continue reading
Time flies as summer is almost gone. Kids are back to school and we are back to our routine.
Polly and I met for cake meet at this new cafe in Steveston Village, at 12240 Second Avenue.
At a glance, there seems to be not much of sweet treats; just some muffins and cookies. The server told us that there are more to the menu and showed us a printed menu.
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Since Polly and I just wanted something light; we just ordered some muffins and a brownie.
The first muffin is a Lemon Blueberry Muffin. The muffin is $3.50 each. This was alright; moist. More on following page. Click here to continue reading
Polly and I met for one more time before I left for Beijing this summer. We revisited The Sweet Spot in Steveston since I had a flight to catch after our cake meet.
Polly suggested to revisit The Sweet Spot in Steveston. We had four items to share.
The above was a Pear Tart. At the first glance, Polly thought it was a savoury tart.
Does’nt the pear looks like bacon? Most likely the pear is poached in red wine. More on following page. Click here to continue reading