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

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

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

Belated Birthday and Farewell Dinner for Ben

We celebrated Ben’s birthday the next day on his way to the airport for his business trip as he was too busy and tired to go out on a weekday.

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He picked Bushuair Restaurant as he loves Sichuan Food. Arkensen commented on the menu which is so big that it occupies almost half of the table when flips open. We like menu with photos as you get visual of the dishes before you order them.

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I find the teapot spout is interesting.

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Ben ordered four dishes to go with steamed rice. The first item was a Lamb/Mutton Stew. The boys did not quite like it because the lamb was very boney. Continue reading

Double Double Restaurant Revisit

Ben has not been to Double Double Restaurant as the restaurant is always busy. We were out on a weekend for early lunch and he decided to give it a try. We only waited a few minutes for a table.

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Chinese Donut is a must try here. They are freshly deep fried with all the crunchy goodness.

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The above is listed as Sweet Donut/Pancake on the menu if I remember correctly. I only find this type of savoury pancake (“Hum Jim Baeng” in Cantonese) in this restaurant.

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The fillings is made with fermented bean curd, a unique flavour. Continue reading

KD Restaurant at Parker Place, Richmond

On the last Saturday of March, Ben wanted to have ramen for lunch. We went to Parker Place as we remembered there is a ramen restaurant that we have not try before. It was at the location where Ajisen Ramen used to be and this location had changed hand several times.

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When we arrived, we were surprised to see that it’s a new Hong Kong style restaurant now, KD Restaurant.

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There are a lot of flowers gifts inside and outside the restaurant. We also found that some of the servers look very familiar.

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Arkensen ordered his favourite HongKong style noodle, i.e. Satay Beef with instant noodles. This came with bok choy, better than other restaurants which serve sweet peppers in this noodle which Arkensen does not like.

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Ben ordered the Minced Pork with Salted Fish Clay Pot Rice. It is meant to be a single serving but this is enough for two small eaters. Continue reading

Deer Garden on Sexsmith Road, Richmond

Deer Garden in Continental Centre has moved to Union Square.

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Ben and I had an early lunch at this new location since it just opened for the day and there is no wait yet. Deer Garden is usually busy at peak lunch hour.

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Awards wining plaques decorated the wall at the entrance of the restaurant.

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The restaurant has simple and clean lined decor.

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Since I was not hungry, I ordered their Special French Toast with butter and peanut butter to snack on. The Special French Toast is in bite size pieces, unlike most other Hong Kong style restaurants which serve French Toast in whole. This gives it a higher ratio of crispy outside. Continue reading

Annual Friends of Tai Chi Celebration Dinner

Lorna invited me to the 9th annual dinner of Friends of Tai Chi in the middle of March. Lorna was a Tai Chi student before.

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I knew the master Tai Chi, Annie through the multicultural community kitchen in Gilmore Park Church some time ago. There were several Tai Chi demonstrations prior to the dinner.

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The celebration was held at the Continental Seafood Restaurant on Cambie Road. From the conversation, I learned that it’s difficult to book a restaurant for function nowadays. One of the popular restaurant for banquet like Shiang Garden Seafood Restaurant has closed down the lower floor for a hotpot restaurant.

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Here are the dishes for the banquet. First up was the appetizer platter which consists of several items like roast chicken, BBQ duck, pork hock slices, another kind of slice meat and jelly fish. The serving here is generous. Continue reading