Polly, Whitney and I met up again in downtown for dinner.
Whitney suggested Miku Restaurant which is near her work place.
When Whitney called up the day before to make reservation, she was told that reservation was full but we can try to walk in to try our luck and so we did.
We managed to get a table at the patio, great for summer.
We started with an appetizer of Soba Pepperoncino which has scallop, shrimp, squid, chili-garlic soy, sweet pepper, shiitake mushroom, baby bok choy, jalapeno and crunchy tempura bits on a bed of soba noodle. Whitney commented that it tasted like Malaysian style mee goreng :-).
We intended to go for dinner at Cattle Cafe on Alexandra Road on a weekend. But we were surprised to see that it has been replaced by another cafe. So, we went to Kungfu Noodle next door with the consent of the boys.
Nanzaro ordered the Kungfu Dark Fried Rice. This is more like Malaysian style fried rice. Nanzaro said he even sensed a hint of belacan in it.
Nanzaro enjoyed his fried rice with lots of chili.
Ben ordered the Pita Bread Soaked in Lamb Soup which is a popular dish in Xian. The difference here is we do not get to tear up the pita bread ourselves. It is served cut up into perfect cubes. Continue reading
After a gruel some run on a very hot day, Nanzaro wanted a reward of his favourite food.
He suggested to have lunch at Kyo Korean BBQ & Sushi House on Granville St, Vancouver. You can click on the photo above to have a larger view.
The restaurant is pleasantly decorated. There are private rooms if want to have more privacy.
We started off with miso soup, gomae and sweet and sour daikon. I really like the sweet and sour daikon which helps to cleanse our palate.
Sashimi is limited to 8 pieces per person.
The highlight for me was the Korean BBQ as I’m not a fan of sushi. It’s fun to grill the meat ourselves. Continue reading
Nanzaro and I went to Yaohan Food Court for lunch on a Sunday late morning. We went there early because parking is difficult in this parking lot.
Look what I found, a new stall specializing in lamb soup, :-).
I ordered a small Lamb Noodle Soup to try. I can detect the lamb flavour in the broth but not very strong.
The chili was quite fragrant and I just spiced up the noodles with it. Continue reading
It’s been a while since we visited West Lake Vietnamese Kitchen on No. 3 Road.
Ben and I stopped here for a quick lunch before his business trip.
It was not busy when we visited it on a week day lunch.
We ordered from the lunch combo which includes an appy, main dish and a drink. Ben’s appy was Pork Satay Skewers. It was served with some kind of chili sauce but not very spicy.
Ben’s choice of main was Bun Bo Hue. This was quite spicy which he likes. Continue reading
A new Taiwanese restaurant took over the Pho 1001 Nights location on Saba Road. We quite like the Bun Bo Hue in Pho 1001 Nights but it’s gone now.
Ben and I went to this new Taiwanese restaurant on a weekend lunch.
The menu stated that it’s a temporary menu. I guess they will make changes to the menu in the future depending how business goes.
I had the House Special Beef Brisket and Tendon Noodle Soup. It came with five large pieces of tender beef brisket and tendon. I opted for the thick noodle as I like the texture of thicker noodle. It was a good bowl of noodle. Continue reading
The Cattle Cafe on Kingsway is one of Ben’s lunch place to go as he works nearby.
We went there on a Sunday afternoon and there is just a few minutes of wait for a table.
Ben ordered from the lunch special with comes with a drink. Cold drink is charged $1 extra.
Ben ordered his favourite Oyster Rice in Soup. There were plenty sizeable oysters in it. Continue reading
I noticed that there is a new Vietnamese restaurant in Ironwood Plaza while I drove by after having lunch in Pho Ten with Nanzaro.
This new Pho 37 has taken over the location of Red Pagoda which was also a Vietnamese Restaurant. When we asked the server about the name of the restaurant, we were told that 37 is a lucky number for the owner according to a fortune teller.
There is minimal changes to the restaurant from Red Pagoda, the previous tenant.
Even the condiments look the same as the previous tenant. I guess the new owner just took over everything from the previous owner.
I ordered a Chicken Banh Mi. There were plenty of pickled daikon and carrot but not so much of the grilled chicken. The baguette was not as crispy as we would love it to be.
Ben ordered the Pho Tuan which was posted on the wall as chef’s recommendation. It is pho with a twist. It has more pronounced flavour of ginger and garlic in it. The other non-regular ingredient is the raw egg. Continue reading
Lorna, Marian and I met up at Tian Shi Fu Restaurant on a week day evening.
We love to catch up with one another every other month whenever possible.
There are some photos of celebrities and award winning photos at the entrance way into the restaurant.
I presumed this is a Hunan restaurant as chairman Mao’s photo is hung high in the restaurant. It was not busy at 6:30PM but it quickly filled up.
We started off with Leek Pie. It was quite a large serving as half of a pie is quite filing as an appetizer. Continue reading
On one of my groceries shopping trip to Great One Supermarket, Ben noticed some new product posters on Happy Date Bakery & Restaurant.
We went there for breakfast to check out the following.
They have Pineapple Bun Burger now. The price shown comes with a hot drink.
I ordered the Chicken Fillet Specialty Crispy Top Bun. It was alright, sweet bun with savory chicken fillet and some crispy lettuce. I do find that the pineapple bun burger is slightly pricey. Continue reading