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Canton & Zhejiang Cuisine at Capstan Way, Richmond

Ben and I drove around Capstan Way looking for a place to have lunch after groceries shopping at Costco.

We found a new restaurant by the name Canton & Zhejiang Cuisine. So, without a doubt we gave it a try.

Canton & Zhejiang Cuisine has taken over the East Fusion Food which was in business not long. The exhaust pipe for hot pot (previous owner before East Fusion Food) are covered up with Chinese decor now.

Upon seated down, we noticed a promotional item on the table; Chicken, rice and soup for $3.95. Of course we would love to try this.

We ordered the Drunken Chicken version which was quite nice except quite bony. More on following page. Click here to continue reading

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Ipoh Bean Sprout Chicken at Crystal Court

Arkensen needed us to drop him at school to return a lot of library books and to complete one of his lab work with his partner. After dropping him off, Ben decided to go to Crystal Court for lunch.

Finally, I got the chance to try the Ipoh Bean Sprout Chicken stall. At previous visit to this food court, there was no tables available. It was not easy to get a table this time but we managed to find one.

I ordered the Hakka Pan Mee which is handmade noodle  with ground pork, fried anchovies, shiitake mushroom and some fried tofu skin.

The noodle was al-dante (a little chewy) and it was good enough for my craving after not having this dish since my last visit to Malaysia. More on following page. Click here to continue reading

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Sura Korean BBQ in Aberdeen Mall, Richmond

Emily, Lorna, Marian and I got together again after a few months not seeing each other.

We decided to try the new Sura Korean BBQ at Aberdeen Mall.

The setting is traditional Korean with cushion bench and metal cutleries.

We ordered the $15 set (minimum 2 orders) and a Ginseng Chicken Soup to share among 4 or us. However, the server insisted that we ordered another item since there were 4 or us. So, we added a Japchae. More on following page. Click here to continue reading

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Old Buddies Seafood Restaurant on Alexandra Road

Ben, Nanzaro and I went out for lunch on a Sunday afternoon as Arkensen wanted to sleep in during weekends.

We took the opportunity to go to Old Buddies Seafood Restaurant which Arkensen refuses to go to since it took over his favourite Hong Kong style restaurant, Kam Do Bakery and Restaurant.

The restaurant has been nicely renovated but strangely it does not look as big. Perhaps, it’s due to the use of round tables.

I ordered the Shrimp Wonton Noodle Soup to share with Ben as I saw many tables have it. It came with 5 golf ball size shrimp wontons. More on following page. Click here to continue reading

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The One Cafe on No. 3 Road

Ben wanted Hong Kong style cuisine for dinner. It’s been a long while since we last visited The One across the Brighouse skytrain station simply because of it’s very limited parking.

Ben, Arkensen and I shared two dishes since Arkensen was not really hungry. One of the dishes which Ben ordered was Curry Lamb with rice. It was kind of weird to have lamb slices for curry. I always associate curry with chunks of meat and not meat in thin slices. The lamb flavour was not pronounced, perhaps over powered by the spices in the curry.

Since Arkensen likes baked rice, Ben ordered a Baked Portuguese Chicken on Rice. This was sweetish with a strong coconut flavour. There were tomatoes and onions in the curry with chunks of boneless chicken. Arkensen was surprised that this was served with steam rice on the side and not with fried rice under the curry. More on following page. Click here to continue reading

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Pho Queen Restaurant on Capstan Way, Richmond

Our boys wanted Vietnamese for lunch. We were at Costco before lunch and we went to scour the nearby neighbourhood for a Vietnamese restaurant.

We intended to try the newish Pho Ho on Sexsmith but we went to the wrong strip mall and ended up at Pho Queen.

The restaurant is spacious and not too busy since we were there before noon.

The bean sprout came out first as usual. They were blanched as we could see steam coming out from the plate.

Arkensen always get the special beef noodle soup, large for $7.50. The Pho Queen Special comes with rare beef, well done flank, tendon,tripe and beef meatballs. More on following page. Click here to continue reading

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Beijing Noodle House on Buswell Road, Richmond

This was the first dining out meal after Ben returned from Beijing. Ironically, he picked Beijing Noodle House.

The Cumin Lamb ($14.95) is for the boys as they love this dish here. It’s just pure deep fried lamb with cumin without the contamination of vegetables.

The Stir Fried Green Beans ($12.95) is also the boys pick. The two vegetables that they like is green beans and egg plant. The green bean dish has some crispy ground pork, onion, green and red sweet peppers and chili pepper. The rest of the vegetables were cut small, so the boys do not mind.

Ben ordered the Chinese Burgers ($5) with pork for Nanzaro to try. The order comes in two. They were quite dry. Not a fan. More on following page. Click here to continue reading

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Strike on Garden City Road, Richmond

When I asked my boys where to go for lunch on one of the weekend while Ben is away, Nanzaro wanted to give Strike another try.

We had attempted to dine here a couple of times but parking was impossible. This time we came for late lunch, past 1:30PM and we managed to find a parking spot.

The restaurant was not very busy at this hour. Service was prompt.

Arkensen ordered the traditional Taiwanese meat sauce on rice. It came with 3 sides, pickled cabbage and a marinated egg. More on following page. Click here to continue reading

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