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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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Winter Combo at Hing Fung Restaurant

It was a storming winter Saturday evening. We went out for dinner looking for something heart warming.

We recalled seeing a poster of a winter combo at Hing Hung Restaurant and East Fusion Food on Capstan Way.  We were surprised that East Fusion Food was closed (for renovation ??). So, we settled for Hing Fung Restaurant.

The winter combo is a three dish combo. One of the item in the combo is the above Snake Soup. It is a thick soup with bamboo shoot, cloud ear and shiitake mushroom besides some slivered meat.

We are not sure how snake meat looks like. Is snake meat a white meat or dark meat?  The meat above was a bit tough. Anyway, there was not much of meat in the soup. We found that the soup was quite bland and there was quite a bit of leftover since it was a big bowl.

The main course of the winter combo is the Lamb Hot Pot. It came on a burner to keep it hot. More on following page. Click here to continue reading

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Lamb Hot Pot from Jubilant, Richmond

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

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Mother’s Day Dinner Celebration at Continental Seafood Restaurant on Cambie Road, Richmond

Lorna invited me to another Mother’s Day Celebration dinner. This time, it’s organized by a church and it also to celebrate the launch of a radio program on AM1470.

The function was held at Continental Seafood Restaurant for 30 tables of guests. What a great turnout.

Sauces to go with the various dishes.

The first course was a cold cut appetizers comprised of BBQ pork, another version of cold cut meat; deep fried pork ribs and BBQ duck. In the center was jelly fish.

The second dish was Deep Fried Prawns Wrapped in Bean Curd Skin. They were crispy and go well with a sweet chili sauce.

The third dish was a Medley Stir Fry of prawns, mushrooms, beef, sweet peppers and sweet peas. More on following page. Click here to continue reading

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Mother’s Day Lunch at Shiang Garden, Richmond

During the day trip to Lonsdale Quay and lunch at China town, I was invited to join the SUCCESS Women’s Club mother’s day lunch. The ticket was $25 for non-member.

The Mother’s Day Lunch was held at Shiang Garden in Richmond.

The Mother’s Day Lunch took place in a private room. It was a great turnout of five tables.

The lucky draw table.

The table gift of a pot of geranium for each guest.

Sauces. The XO sauce was the favourite and we got two more refills.

The first course for a multi-course Chinese dinner is often a soup. For this lunch, we had the Fish Maw Soup.

While most people added vinegar to the soup, I had mine with XO sauce, yum!. More on following page. Click here to continue reading

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Hing Fung Restaurant in Capstan Way, Richmond

During the meal at Garden Villa Seafood Restaurant, Lorna mentioned of a new Chinese restaurant on Capstan Way. So, I went with Nanzaro during the weekend to check it out.

Apparently, this new Hing Fung Restaurant has taken over the Golden Bauhinia Restaurant which I wrote about just in February.

This is the dish which Lorna had. I love lamb and this just look mouth watering. Unfortunately, we went there for lunch and I could not find this on the lunch menu. Lorna came here for dinner. Perhaps we’ll come back at dinner time for this.

The interior looks pretty much the same as the previous restaurant.

The meal that we ordered came with drink. I had hot milk tea which was good, strong tea flavour and creamy. Nanzaro had the ice milk tea which came in a sealed plastic cup like those served for bubble tea. It was too sweet for Nanzaro. More on following page. Click here to continue reading

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Garden Villa Seafood Restaurant in Chinatown, Vancouver

Lorna invited me for a day trip organized by the SUCCESS Women’s Club to Lonsdale Quay tour follow by lunch in Chinatown.

We dined at Garden Villa Seafood Restaurant on Pender Street.

Here’s the menu for the lunch. It’s a nine course lunch; the last item which was added at the last minute was missing from the menu.

Chinese tea is always served in Chinese restaurant.

The first course was Snake Soup. We had two servings of the it. Snake Soup is a limited time dish offer and I guessed it’s seasonal. Snake Soup is usually served in colder weather as it is believed that the soup warms our body.

Some crispy fried dough is served with the Snake Soup.

The Snake Soup has shiitake mushrooms. bamboo shoots, some shredded meat; I believed not all is snake. It is slightly spicy by itself. The first serving was not hot enough and it did not taste that good. However the second serving was hot enough. I like my soup hot. More on following page. Click here to continue reading

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Wah Yuen Noodle House in Yaohan Food Court, Richmond

Ben and I were at the Yaohan Foodcourt looking for breakfast.

We settled with Wah Yuen Noodle House for some Hong Kong style breakfast.

Ben had a multi meatballs noodle soup for $6. It came with some seedweed too.

I had a Beef and Tendon dry mix noodle. It is also $6. More on following page. Click here to continue reading

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