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.
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.
I find the teapot spout is interesting.
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
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.
Chinese Donut is a must try here. They are freshly deep fried with all the crunchy goodness.
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.
The fillings is made with fermented bean curd, a unique flavour. Continue reading
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.
When we arrived, we were surprised to see that it’s a new Hong Kong style restaurant now, KD Restaurant.
There are a lot of flowers gifts inside and outside the restaurant. We also found that some of the servers look very familiar.
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.
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 in Continental Centre has moved to Union Square.
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.
Awards wining plaques decorated the wall at the entrance of the restaurant.
The restaurant has simple and clean lined decor.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
Emily H organised a lunch with several of the participants of the Multicultural Community Kitchens at the Zen Kitchen in the International Buddhist Temple on Steveston Highway.
The vegetarian restaurant is located at the rear of the temple. Follow the arrow of the sign above which is located in several locations in the temple.
This is where the restaurant is located.
The restaurant has an exquisite Chinese architecture and decoration.
There is a minimum order implemented here. i.e. each patron must order 1 main dish or 3 dim sum items. Main dish is $15 while dim sum is $5 each. There were five of us, so, we ordered 4 main dishes and 3 dim sum items to share.
The above is from the dim sum selection; Vegetable dumplings. The skin of the dumpling was rather thick especially at the pleating.
The above Radish Cake was not bad, which was crispy on the outside and with ample radish. Continue reading
Ben had been craving for some good hotpot rice lately. But his plan is always disrupted by our boys who wanted something else.
Finally, Ben had decided to stick to his plan on a Saturday evening. We returned to The Soup House as we remembered the hotpot rice was good here.
Complementary soup of the day and seaweed which comes with the hotpot rice. Nanzaro likes the crunchy seaweed and he had all of them.
Ben also ordered a Pork Stomach Soup which he loves. This has plenty of pork stomach. But I find the soup on the sweet side.
We ordered two hotpot rice to share. The first is Salted Fish Minced Pork. It came with seasonal vegetables which happens to be bok choy. Continue reading
Ben and I went out for early lunch, just after 11:00AM on a Sunday morning. We decided to give Super Stars Cafe another try since my first attempt failed to secure a parking spot.
This time, there were plenty of parking spots because we were early. The photos on the entrance look just like it’s predecessor’s (Hollywood Steak House) dishes.
Even the interior looks exactly the same.
Ben ordered the Free Range Chicken Herbal Hotpot which I ordered the last time we visited Hollywood Steak House. It tasted exactly like the old time. The only difference is the price which is $1 more now at $13.95. Continue reading
Arkensen and Nanzaro were on study break in the last week of February. We went out for lunch after running some errands.
We wanted to check out the new restaurant which took over Hollywood Steak House but the parking lot was full. So, we went over to Alexandra Road as plan B. We turned in to the parking lot where Old Buddies Seafood Restaurant is and the only parking spot left was reserved to Chengdu Spicy Restaurant. Chengdu Spicy Restaurant’s predecessor was Cheung’s Chiu Chow Restaurant.
The interior looks the same except the wall was decorated with posters of Chengdu dishes.
A free appetizer of spicy cabbages was served together with Chinese tea.
We ordered some light dishes for lunch. I had Chengdu House Special Tan Tan Noddle for $6.99. It is mild spicy with a nutty flavour. There were some minced meat topping the noodles. Continue reading
There is a new Hong Kong style cafe opens at the ground floor of the Richmond Public Market.
Polly, Lorna and I decided to check it out one early morning since Polly has to go to work later.
We ordered two combos to share. You can click on the above menus to have a larger view.
The first combo consist of Toast, Sausages and Eggs. We had scrambled eggs for easy sharing. Continue reading