Nanzaro and I had lunch at the fairly new Hanok Korean Restaurant on Alexandra Road.
Hanok Korean Restaurant took over the location of the Mongolian Grill.
Hanok is big. The seating area is divided into 2 sections with the reception and kitchen in the center.
We ordered from the lunch special which is at $8.99. You can click on the menu to have a larger view.
Three banchans for our lunch special; kimchee, sweetish potato and seaweed which is crunchy.
Under normal circumstances, I will get all the banchans as my boys do not like them. Surprisingly, Nanzaro likes the seaweed and he had it all to himself. More on following page. Click here to continue reading
Polly and I had cake meet at Pane e Fromaggio for another lady’s day out.
I had a hard time trying to recover the photos taken since 31st May as my notebook’s hard disk is dying. I had been painstakingly and patiently copying out my pictures from my dying notebook. I’m currently using a notebook on loan, so there will be no photoshopping for the pictures, i.e. I cannot place the chowtimes logo on my photos.
Pane e Fromaggio is a nice little cafe, not many seats though.
There is a good selection of sandwiches, cakes and desserts.
Here is a glance of what we had. More on following page. Click here to continue reading
I brought the boys out for lunch on a Saturday afternoon. Arkensen came with us because the Dr. Who series had ended for the season.
We went to Le Riz Fusion Cafe as a reader commented about it. It is the recarnation of Coco Chili.
The interior is spacious which we like. Arkensen hates cramp restaurant.
I ordered a new item from a poster on the wall. It’s Korean Pork Bone Noodle soup for $7.95. It came with a few large pieces of pork bones with plenty of meat to pick from.
The noodle used is wide egg noodle. Arkensen commented that the noodle is like Mee Poh instant noodle. There are some fried tofu and bamboo shoot in the noodle soup. I enjoyed it. More on following page. Click here to continue reading
Steveston Bakery is a old timer in Steveston Village. It has been around since 1989.
The sandwich board in front says that coffee is free from 5 to 6pm.
A mural covers one of the wall in the bakery.
There are baked goods from cake, muffin, pastries, cookies, bread and soup. Coffee is self service. We ordered large coffees since it’s just 20cents extra from the regular size. But the server told us that she will charge us the regular size price since refill is free when we dine in.
We ordered four items to share. The bill came to $13+ including the coffees. Price is very reasonable here. Steveston Bakery accepts credit card. More on following page. Click here to continue reading
I had meant to bring the boys to Gang Nam Korean BBQ on mother’s day. The address of this restaurant is 2065-4580 No. 3 Road. It has to be somewhere in Empire Center.
We simply cannot locate the restaurant. So, we tried again on the next weekend. We still cant find it in the Empire Center area. We even asked the parking attendant and he has no idea. We decided to look for another place instead. On the way out of Empire Center via Hazelbridge Way, we finally saw the restaurant. Apparently, the entrance of the restaurant is actually facing Hazelbridge Way. But the building that the restaurant occupies is part of the strip mall of Empire Center.
I confirmed with the server that parking is at the Empire Center parking lot which is usually very busy.
High back benches serve as partition for some privacy.
Nanzaro ordered a Spicy Pork Bibimbap from the lunch special for $8.95. You can click on the menu to have a larger view.
The Bibimbap was served in a hot stone bowl. Nanzaro enjoyed it as he said it was like fried rice when it’s all mixed up in the hot stone bowl. He even ate all the vegetables that came with it.
Arkensen did not want to order from the lunch special. He said what is the point of coming to a Korean BBQ restaurant and not order BBQ. So, I had to share with him on the BBQ lunch combo which is meant for two. We had option B. More on following page. Click here to continue reading
Nanzaro and I went out for lunch on a Saturday afternoon. Arkensen wanted to catch his favourite Dr. Who show; so he asked us to bring salted fish chicken fried rice from the Richmond Public Market for him.
I had wanted to come here for the Mala Xiang Guo for a long time since Fmed blogged about it. The Northern Chinese Cuisine had been here for a least a year.
Parking is at rear with marking for customers of 8188.
I like the traditional Chinese decoration of this restaurant.
The above is a table decor under the glass.
I was looking for Mala Xiang Guo on the menu but was not able to find it. So, I asked the server about it. He told me that there is a dish called Xiang Guo Prawns which is similar. It’s a new dish and not on the menu yet. More on following page. Click here to continue reading
Arkensen does not have class on Friday. So, he will ask me to bring home lunch for him after my cake meet with Polly.
Since I was in Steveston Village, I got him sushi from Sushi Ten.
It’s a small restaurant and customer orders from the counter.
Sushi Ten is decorated with some traditional Japanese artwork and colour menu on the wall. More on following page. Click here to continue reading
Polly and I celebrated Mother’s Day in advance.
We went for high tea at Adorabelle Tea Room in Steveston. Please note that Adorabelle Tea Room is located at the old Steveston Court House. Pay parking is available at the parking lot adjacent to the tea room.
Reservation is required. The teacups that decorated a wall are lovely.
Each will get his/her individual teapot which is covered with a warmer at the back of the above photo.
The server will add the tea leaves into the teapot strainer at the table. More on following page. Click here to continue reading