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
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
Ben and I wanted to go to Lido for lunch but the parking was full, as usual. So, we ended up going to Aberdeen Center. While exploring where to eat, we noticed that Northern Delicacy was closed with a note on the door stating the closure was due to failure to pay rent. So sad.
We decided to try ABC HK Cafe since we have not try this place before. The previous occupant, 7th Heaven Cafe was a HK style restaurant too.
The restaurant is spacious.
The views from the restaurant.
I ordered a Lamb Hotpot as I was craving for it especially in the cold winter. The lamb was a bit tough. It was a big pot and we ended up packing quite a lot of the leftover home. More on following page. Click here to continue reading
When Nanzaro and I had lunch at Fatty Hi Restaurant, we took note of restaurants in Capstan Way that are new to us. New in the sense that we have not eaten there before; not recently opened.
One of the restaurant we wanted to check out is Golden Bauhinia Restaurant. The last time we dined at this location was when it was Ho Yuen Restaurant. What I remembered about Ho Yuen was the large poster of the owners on the front glass wall.
The server told me that Golden Bauhinia has been in business for more than a year already.
The restaurant is quite big; it covers two shop lots.
Golden Bauhinia is a very typical Chinese/Hong Kong style restaurant with specials pasted on the wall.
I ordered the Braised Bean Curd Skin Ball & Enoki from the recommendation of the server. This dish comes with a bowl rice. It is $6.95. More on following page. Click here to continue reading
Nanzaro and I had lunch at Wo Fung Noodle Express on a long weekend. He insisted to go out for lunch.
Wo Fung Noodle Express is located in the eat street of Richmond, Alexandra Road.
It’s a medium size restaurant with regular tables and high long tables seating. It is operated like the food court style where you order and pay for your food first at the reception counter. This restaurant originates from the Wo Fung Dessert in Aberdeen Foodcourt.
I had a hot milk tea for my drink. It is $1.50.
Nanzaro wanted their famous deep fried chicken wings. Three for $4.25. Almost all the tables had this. More on following page. Click here to continue reading
I was out with Ben to collect his visa from the Chinese visa office. I really like the new facility. It is quick and efficient.
We drove around to look for a breakfast place. Since it’s early, just after 9:30am, we did not have much luck looking for one. For some reason, I was craving for some toast. After driving along Kingsway for a while, we decided to have breakfast at Honolulu Cafe.
I tried to look for just toast on the menu but did not find one. So, I settled with Chicken Steak, Fried Eggs and Toast. This is $6.25.
My set comes with a hot drink. I opted for hot milk tea. Ben had iced milk tea for his drink. More on following page. Click here to continue reading
I’m trying to kill two birds with one stone on a weekend. So, I suggested lunch at Paul’s Kitchen on No. 3 Road where the Real Canadian Store is. I need to do some groceries shopping after lunch.
The entrance is through the parking lot of the Real Canadian Superstore. This is a hole in the wall Hong Kong style cafe.
Paul’s Kitchen seats about 30. You order and pay at the counter. Food will be served to your table.
Like most Hong Kong style cafe, some of the meals come with a drink. However, the cold drink here has two sizes. For a regular cold drink, an extra 50 cents is charged. There is an extra large cold drink version where an extra $1 is charged. Arkensen had the extra large ice milk tea and is served in those bubble tea plastic cup where the top is sealed. Arkensen commented it to be so Asian.
Arkensen ordered his favourite Hong Kong style cafe dish which is Satay Beef and Instant Noodle. Food is served in disposal container here. Arkensen said the satay beef here is very flavourful, unlike other places. I tried some of the broth and agreed with him. The broth has a much stronger spice flavour.
Arkensen also likes the instant noodle which is al-dante. This noodle and drink combo is … More on following page. Click here to continue reading
We met up with Rey when Ben got back from Beijing in January. Ben wanted to pass a Chinese culinary book to Rey.
It was a beautiful sunny winter day with the snow capped mountain in view.
We met up at Dragon Lord Cafe on Fraser St. It was a recommendation by Oliver who simply loves Hong Kong style cafe.
We were there around noon and it was already packed. The restaurant has simple decor with long and narrow setting.
Like most Chinese restaurants, specials posters were pasted on the wall.
Milk tea from meal combo, smooth and creamy.
Nanzaro ordered his usual Salted Fish and Chicken Fried Rice. Serving is large.
Rey ordered a Beef Brisket Curry which came with rice. It was … More on following page. Click here to continue reading