Wonder Milk Tea in Empire Center, Richmond

Ben and I went out for breakfast and groceries shopping on a Saturday morning. We had a picnic to go to in the late afternoon. One of the request for the picnic was roast pork from Parker Place.

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After buying the roast pork, we tried to look for a table at Parker Place food court for breakfast. We could not find a table as the food court was full. So, our plan B is to check out KD Restaurant, the relatively new HongKong style restaurant in the same mall. Unfortunately, there was already people waiting for tables outside the restaurant. Our plan C was to walk over to Lido for breakfast. Another 30 minutes for Lido. Our last resort was to walk over to Empire food court.

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Since it’s still early, there were not many stalls that were open. We settled with Wonderful Milk Tea which was open at that time. It’s a Hongkong style stall.

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We shared a garlic scallop and shrimp fried rice. It was very fragrant with garlic aroma. Serving was quite big too.

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Ben had ice milk tea while I had hot milk tea. The tea flavour was strong. I like the size of the hot milk tea here as it was bigger than other Hongkong style restaurants where hot drink is served in a small cup. The meal came to below $12.

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Lobster Combo from Happy Date Bakery & Restaurant, Park Road

On a Sunday evening, Ben suggested to go to Happy Date Bakery & Restaurant for dinner. He saw a tank full of lobster the other day when we had breakfast here.

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Complimentary daily soup of pork bone and lotus root was flavourful.

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We had the lobster combo with 2 dishes. I added the “yee mien” for an additional $5. Since we wanted noodle with the lobster dish, we had the ginger and green onion flavour so that the noodle can soak up the sauce. The boys picked the meaty and easy to eat part of the lobster. They are not a fan of shell fish or anything with bones in. Continue reading

Benss Cafe at Victoria Drive, Vancouver

We intended to go Kedah House for lunch on a Saturday afternoon. We wanted to have the all you can eat buffet which will be replaced with mixed dishes style of serving. The owner told us that they are not sure when they will implement it yet. We were disappointed to see that Kedah House was not open. Perhaps they are closed for the Muslim holiday.

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So, Ben suggested we go to Victoria Dr. to look for a place to eat. We decided to eat at Benss Cafe which is a Hong Kong style cafe which our boys agreed to.

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The restaurant was not busy when we arrived just around noon. More customers arrived later.

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I ordered the minced pork and salted fish claypot rice. It was quite a big serving. Luckily, Ben helped me to finish it. Continue reading

Dim Sum Lunch at Ningbo Seafood Restaurant

Emily, Lorna, Marian and I met up to celebrate Marian’s belated birthday. We had lunch at Ningbo Seafood Restaurant. We made the appointment at 1PM. I picked up Lorna early, just past 12PM because I know parking here is difficult and I managed to find a parking on the 2nd floor parking in less than 10 minutes.

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Emily and Marian who came on time took 30 minutes to find their parking spots on this weekday lunch.

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Always enjoy menu with photos.

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We decided to go for the specials of the day except for the pork feet soup.

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We had a Celery & Fish Tick Soup instead. Continue reading

Kungfu Noodle on Alexandra Road, Richmond

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.

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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.

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Nanzaro enjoyed his fried rice with lots of chili.

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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

Shine Valley Lamb Soup at Yaohan Food Court, Richmond

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.

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Look what I found, a new stall specializing in lamb soup, :-).

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I ordered a small Lamb Noodle Soup to try. I can detect the lamb flavour in the broth but not very strong.

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The chili was quite fragrant and I just spiced up the noodles with it. Continue reading

Cattle Cafe on Kingsway, Burnaby

The Cattle Cafe on Kingsway is one of Ben’s lunch place to go as he works nearby.

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We went there on a Sunday afternoon and there is just a few minutes of wait for a table.

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Ben ordered from the lunch special with comes with a drink. Cold drink is charged $1 extra.

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Ben ordered his favourite Oyster Rice in Soup. There were plenty sizeable oysters in it. Continue reading

Tian Shi Fu Restaurant on Anderson Road, Richmond

Lorna, Marian and I met up at Tian Shi Fu Restaurant on a week day evening.

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We love to catch up with one another every other month whenever possible.

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There are some photos of celebrities and award winning photos at the entrance way into the restaurant.

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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.

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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

Gourmet Pineapple Bun from Happy Date Bakery & Restaurant, Richmond

On one of my groceries shopping trip to Great One Supermarket, Ben noticed some new product posters on Happy Date Bakery & Restaurant.

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We went there for breakfast to check out the following.

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They have Pineapple Bun Burger now. The price shown comes with a hot drink.

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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

Lunch Special at Lucky Noodle, Kingsway

I admit that I’m weak when coming to food. Ben tempted me to go to Lucky Noodle, next to the Bubble World we just stopped by.

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Since I have not been here for a while, I surely agreed.

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I ordered the Chinese Restaurant Award winning dish of Stir Fried Slicked Pork with White Chili. I like the combination of crispiness and chewiness textures of this dish.

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Ben ordered the Garlic Stems Stir Fried with Smoke Bacon. The smokiness from the bacon was really pronounced. The lunch special came with steam rice.

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You can have daily soup or soy milk for the lunch special. I had the hot soup while Ben had the cold soy milk.

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This restaurant accepts cash only.

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