The Soup House revisit

Ben had been craving for some good hotpot rice lately. But his plan is always disrupted by our boys who wanted something else.

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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.

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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.

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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

Super Stars Cafe on Leslie Road, Richmond

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.

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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.

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Even the interior looks exactly the same.

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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

Chengdu Spicy Restaurant on Alexandra Road, Richmond

Arkensen and Nanzaro were on study break in the last week of February. We went out for lunch after running some errands.

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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.

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The interior looks the same except the wall was decorated with posters of Chengdu dishes.

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A free appetizer of spicy cabbages was served together with Chinese tea.

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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

After 6 Cafe at Richmond Public Market

There is a new Hong Kong style cafe opens at the ground floor of the Richmond Public Market.

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Polly, Lorna and I decided to check it out one early morning since Polly has to go to work later.

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We ordered two combos to share. You can click on the above menus to have a larger view.

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The first combo consist of Toast, Sausages and Eggs. We had scrambled eggs for easy sharing. Continue reading

Spicy Master in Richmond Public Market

Richmond Public Market is decorated with red decor to usher the Chinese New Year, just like every Chinese mall in Richmond.

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We went to the Richmond Public Market for dinner on a weekend. It was not busy at that time, around 7PM as most of the stores in the lower floor had closed or in the process of closing for the day.

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Nanzaro decided to try a new store in the Richmond Public Market. Spicy Master serves mala xianggoa just like Want Want Hot & Spicy House in Yaohan.

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You select the ingredients that you like and is charged by the weight.

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Perhaps, it’s new, the server told us that we can select a free appetizer from the menu above. The free ones are all those on the second row and the right most on the third row. Continue reading

Happy Man Restaurant on Victoria Dr, Vancouver

Ben wanted to get a jacket from Taiga. We went for lunch first before going to Taiga.

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We stopped along Victoria Drive to look for a restaurant and we settled with Happy Man Restaurant.

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Happy Man Restaurant, like many Chinese restaurant has a whiteboard with daily specials. There are also colour photos of some of their menu items pasted on the walls.

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We went for their Combo for 2 which comes with free soup and rice for $24.95. The daily soup was pork bone with carrots and lotus root.

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Neptune Seafood Restaurant on No. 3 Road, Richmond

Once again, Ben is craving for dim sum. We went to Neptune Seafood Restaurant on a Sunday afternoon on prompto.  That is not a good idea and the restaurant was packed. We had to wait for 30 minutes for our table. As we waited, we noticed that most of the customers coming in had reservation.

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This time, I ordered “Iron Goddess” tea. I’m impressed that the cover of the tea pot is actually printed with the tea name. Most dim sum restaurants will have a slip of paper placed on top of the tea pot to indicate the tea name.

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You can click on the menu to have a larger view. Prices are on the higher end.

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First course is Pork Kidney/Liver Congee. Single serving is $6.98. The congee is slightly on the watery side. Luckily we only ordered the single serving as the boys did not touch it.

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BBQ Pork Buns is $4.68. It was served piping hot, so be careful when biting into it. Continue reading

Hollywood Steak House on Leslie Road, Richmond

Ben picked Hollywood Steak House for lunch on a Saturday. It’s been a long time since he ate here.

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The restaurant is decorated with some black and white Hollywood scenes, even the ceiling.

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We like their menu with colourful photots. You can click on the menu to have a larger view.

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Ben ordered a Tom Yum Seafood Rice Noodle Soup for $8.95. It was surprisingly flavourful with various seafood. Continue reading

Kung Fu Noodle on Alexandra Road, Richmond

Marian and I intended to buy Lorna lunch at a new noodle restaurant in Alexandra Road to celebrate her birthday.

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King Fu Noodle is located next to Cattle Cafe which we just blogged not long ago.

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We were the first customers there at 11:00AM on a week day. The seating is not cramp.

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Their menu is complete with photos.

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Marian was in-charged of ordering as she had dined here before. The above was Red-Cooked Chicken in the appetizer section. It was served cold and had five spice flavour. This is $4.99.

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The second appetizer we ordered was Shredded Potato with Chili for $3.59. It was not very spicy but had a vinegarish taste and a crunchy texture. Continue reading

Sanbo Restaurant at Brighouse Square, Richmond

Ever since Excelsior Restaurant is taken over by Sanbo Restaurant, we had been putting off the idea of going there.

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Ben jokingly commented that the kingcrabs on the restaurant banner looks like spiders.

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We had lunch here on a Saturday afternoon. Sanbo is a Hong Kong style restaurant, just like it’s predecessor. Hot drink is included in the lunch order but cold drink  is charged 0.95 cents extra.

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I ordered a wonton noodle soup as I wanted a light meal. I noticed that the noodle soup comes with a lot of garlic chips just like those served at Excelsior. Continue reading