We yearned for hot pot during the colder days. So, Ben, Nanzaro and I returned to Tak Heng Hot Pot for a hot pot dinner. Arkensen did not come along as he dislikes hot pot.
We had half half soup base (original and spicy). All soup base is $8.
The all you can eat hot pot is $18.95 per person for adult. You can click on the menu to have a larger view.
We were their first dinner customers of the day as it was just past 5PM.
There is a self service bar with various sauces, pickle vegetables and drink. Our choice of sauces were peanut sauce, chili bean sauce and fresh chili sauce. More on following page. Click here to continue reading
Polly and I met up after a long break while Ben was away at Atlanta for a week. It was a very cold day with temperature dipped to negative last week.
We went to Jubilant in Richmond for Lamb Hot Pot. Lamb hot pot is only served in fall and winter. It is the perfect dish for cold day.
Look at that succulent piece of meat. Other ingredients in this dish include bean curd sticks, shiitake mushrooms, leeks and lots of ginger. More on following page. Click here to continue reading
Ben and I went for dim sum brunch after our morning walk at Steveston Village. Ben said it’s almost two years that he did not have dim sum after he accepted his short term assignment in Beijing. Time flies.
We went to Tak Heng Hot Pot Restaurant on Brown Gate. It serves hot pot at dinner and dim sum for breakfast and lunch; just like it’s predecessor HKYK Seafood Hot Pot Restaurant.
Dim sum is served from 8:30am to 3:00pm. There is a 10% discount on weekdays except holiday when bill before 11:00am.
All dim sum regardless of size is $3.75. The kitchen specialties range from $6.25 to $12.80 and available after 10:00am. You can click on the menu to have a larger view.
We had the above even before we placed our order on the order sheet. They are pan-fried chive dumplings which a server brought around to promote. They are really good with crispy bottom; crunchy prawn and full of chives flavour although a bit oily. I will get this again if I return.
The above Char Siew Baked Bun was another item brought around by the server. More on following page. Click here to continue reading
Double Double Restaurant had opened for a while but it’s always a line-up.
This time, we decided to wait no matter what. We were there just before noon and our wait was about 30 minutes and we had to share table with others. Besides the wait for the restaurant, parking is also another problem in this strip mall.
The restaurant was very busy and noisy as predicted.
The first impression was not so good as you can see that our utensil was not clean.
I ordered a sweet Chinese donut and a savory fried pancake to try as these remind me of my childhood. They are popular breakfast items in Malaysia’s morning market. The donut and pancake are huge. More on following page. Click here to continue reading
I invited Lorna to join Polly and me for our ladies meet. We intended to have lunch at Shanghai Morning Restaurant but it was closed on Wednesday. This is the third time for Lorna and me to go to a restaurant that is closed.
So, Polly suggested to revisit Top Chiu Chow Cuisine for a dim sum lunch. Some light appetizers were brought to the table immediately after we sat down.
There were 3 dim sum items on special. We ordered all of them since we did not have them the last time we were here.
A bird’s eye view of our food. More on following page. Click here to continue reading
When Ben told me that Kam Do Restaurant & Bakery was closing, I was shocked. How could a restaurant that is so busy be closing. Apparently, it is just closing for renovation. Whew!
So, we decided to have Ben’s farewell dinner at Kam Do on the eve of it’s closing before Ben headed to YVR for his flight back to Beijing.
The server told us that Kam Do will reopen before Christmas.
The paintings on the left photo were the artwork of Lorna’s (my community kitchen buddy) late husband. I wonder what will happen to them.
I wonder if Kam Do will change their menu after the renovation. Arkensen commented that why change something that is working. More on following page. Click here to continue reading
Polly recommended to go her favourite Taiwanese restaurant for our lady’s meet as she wanted to get some tofu from the nearby May Lian Tofu shop.
Pearl House Restaurant is kind of out of the way from Richmond central. It is located in an industrial area.
Since it’s Polly’s recommendation, I let her do the ordering. She ordered from the combo meal which is her regular pick.
The combo’s main meal is the House Beef and Tendon Noodle. The pieces of tendon were big. 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