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
Jeannie, Liz and I met up for breakfast to catch up with one another. They are my ex and current neighbours. Jeannie suggested to meet up at Alleluia Cafe, a Hong Kong style cafe. Jeannie wanted to introduce Chinese style breakfast to Liz who is a Hungarian.
The breakfast menu came with a drink. Liz had the honey lemon tea while Jeannie had the hot milk tea and I had the hot Hong Kong style coffee. I had heard that the refill of drink is free here but have never ask for a refill. One cup is enough for me.
Ben had blogged about Alleluia Cafe here but it was for lunch.
The breakfast menu here is pretty reasonable considering that it comes with a drink with free refill. You can click on the menu to have a larger view.
I ordered a Toast with Condensed Milk and Peanut Butter since I already had breakfast at home. This is only $2.95 with a drink. I love the sweet and slightly saltiness combination of flavour from the condensed milk and peanut butter.
Liz had the Spanish Omelete which is a more Western style of breakfast. The Spanish Omelete comes with a toast and a drink too. It is $4.50. The Spanish Omelete is filled with ham, onion, sweet pepper, mushroom and is ketchupy. It is moist. Liz enjoyed her omelet. Liz commented that she likes the sentimental music here. She thought the restaurant will be broadcasting some Chinese music. More on following page. Click here to continue reading
When we came to Excelsior last year in July to try their CRA award wining dish, lamb hotpot, we were disappointed because we were told that they only serve that dish in winter.
So, in this winter, I make sure that I come to Excelsior to try the Bamboo Lamb Hotpot. I came with Lorna to celebrate her belated birthday. Lorna told me that Excelsior has been around for a long time, more than 20 years. Lorna is an old timer here. She’s been here for more than 30 years.
We arrived just before 12pm on a week day. It was not busy at that time but customers started to trickle in soon. Most were middle aged customers. I guess they are all loyal customers who have been patronizing this restaurant. At the far end where the cashier is, you can see the CRA award being hang on the wall.
There are lunch combos range from $6 to below $10 being served during lunch hour. You can click on the menu to have a larger view. We already know what we want, so we just ignored the lunch combo menu.
The Lamb Hotpot was written on a board on the wall. I noticed that the price has gone up since last year. When we visited last year, the menu price was $18.80 but now it was $23.88. More on following page. Click here to continue reading