Richmond Public Market is decorated with red decor to usher the Chinese New Year, just like every Chinese mall in Richmond.
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.
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.
You select the ingredients that you like and is charged by the weight.
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
Ben brought me to one of his recent favourite lunch place at Crystal Mall for lunch on a Saturday. We went alone because the boys slept in on weekend.
Meishan is not busy even on week day. Perhaps there are lots of cheaper alternative at the food court.
We were there quite early, about 11:00AM and we were their first customers of the day.
We ordered from their lunch special which is $7.95. The above is Stir-fried Sliced Pork with Tofu and Cabbage. There is a side of spicy vinegarish cold bean sprout. The amount of rice was humongous; at least 2 regular bowls of rice. Continue reading
On a Saturday afternoon, Ben brought the family to Szechuan Delicious Restaurant on No. 3 Road for lunch. He used the excuse that the lunch was for mum to shut out Arkensen’s protest.
First, an appetizer of Saliva Chicken. The serving looked big for $7.95.
Actually, the bottom of the bowl was filled with bean sprout which I do not mind. Ben loves the sauce so much that he asked to pack the leftover home. Any one has a recipe of this sauce to share?
From the chef recommendation list, Slice Lamb with Cumin. I do not quite like this version which is dry and has a powdery texture and the accompaniment of lots of onions, sweet peppers and celery. I would prefer it to be cooked with green onions. This is $12.95. Continue reading
April is Ben’s birthday. We celebrated his birthday on a belated date because he was busy at work.
The birthday boy picked sichuan although Arkensen wanted Vietnamese. The birthday boy said he can over rule everybody. We had dinner at New Spicy Chili Restaurant. The birthday boy also picked all the dishes.
The above is a Fresh Chili Lamb dish. There is option for beef but lamb is our favourite meat. This is $18.99. It was very spicy with the generous amount of Thai chili.
The lamb slices sat on top of a pile of bean sprouts and enoki mushrooms. This is the best dish of the whole meal.
Double cooked pork belly with sweet peppers is $15.99. It also has leeks, tofu and celery. The fermented black beans add a nice flavour to this spicy dish. Continue reading
Li’s China Grill reminded me of the grilled fish that I had in Beijing.
There are two similar restaurants on this stretch of Kingsway which serve similar cuisine. We picked Li’s China Grill as it looks nicer from the outside.
I like the hardwood floor and the table lined with red table cloth.
We ordered 4 skewers of grilled lamb while waiting for our main dish. The lamb skewer was good; 99 cents each. Continue reading
Ben brought me to Crystal Mall for lunch on one of the weekend that he was in town. He knew that I’m too lazy to drive all the way to Burnaby by myself.
The new item in the Want Want Hot & Spicy House stall caught our attention. They serve dry hot pot now. Yeah, my favourite dish.
You pick the ingredients and it is charged by weight. Although the poster above said minimum order is 300g, I remembered the server told us the minimum order is 400g. Besides the ingredients, you have a choice on the main to go with it; ranges from rice to various noodles. You also have a choice of the level of spiciness.
Our plate above came to $11.20. My choice of main was broad potato noodles and the second highest spiciness which is “da la”. Continue reading
When Ben is around town, he will bring me to Szechuan restaurant as he knows that the chances of me going to one with the boys will be very minimal. The boys will always protest but daddy will overrule them. The funny thing is they usually enjoy the meal most of the time.
We went to New Spicy Chili Restaurant in Richmond. I’m not sure if there is a change of management or just a change of the English name. This restaurant was known to be Golden Spring Szechuan Restaurant. However, the Chinese name remains the same.
Parking is not easy in this strip mall. There is a parking attendant that directs the traffic here.
This restaurant is always busy. The seating in this restaurant is pretty tight.
We do like the menu here which has color photos of the dishes. The servers here mostly speak Mandarin.
For appetizer, Ben ordered the Sliced Beef and Beef Tripe with Special Spicy Sauce. This is a cold dish and costs $13.99. It is garnished with cilantro and crushed peanuts. Although my boys do not like vegetable, they do like cilantro. They enjoy this dish very much. Continue reading
Since I came back from my Beijing/Xi An vacation last year, I crave for the “Ma La Xiang Goa”; literary translated to Numbing Spicy Fragrance Pot. This dish is very popular in Beijing.
Then I came across Fmed’s post on Wise Monkeys about this foodcourt stall in President Plaza in Richmond which sells a similar dry hotpot dish. The PWG Chinese Food was up on my list of places to go since.
When Ben was working from Vancouver, I managed to get him to the President Plaza foodcourt to try the above dish. The dry hotpot came in a heated little stove to keep it warm. There are two versions of such dry hotpot dish on the menu, chicken and pork intestine. I opted for the chicken dry hotpot. This dish which comes with a bowl of steam rice costs $9. Continue reading
Of late, this is what I am so addicted to.
But I am not gonna tell you where I had this. I want to see if any of you can make a good guess.
This is called Pork Slices in Garlic Spicy Sauce. Or at least I think this is what it is called. I had this so many times, I am not sure anymore.
The waitress already know me and she knows that I order this ALL THE TIME. What I am sure is that it is called #7. Every time I walked in, I just smiled at her and just say “#7 and 1 bowl of rice”.
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This is a new Sichuan restaurant just opened in Richmond.
In my world, this location is unique. To me this location is an restaurant incubator of sorts. Over the years, this location had spawned off many successful restaurants. Just to name a few, this location is where the Danny’s Wun Tun, Chen’s Shanghai, Shanghai Wonderful and Shanghai River had their early humbler days.
At the same mention, this location is also the site of two unsuccessful restaurants for the past two years or so. Firstly, it was Da Hong Yun and then a month ago, Shanghai JJ also closed.
We noticed that the Shanghai JJ signboard was no longer there when we drove by in the morning of March 20th. In its place is a new signboard that says Szechuan Delicious Restaurant. So we planned to have dinner there since we like Sichuan restaurant and we did not want to go back again and again to our favourite Sichuan restaurants and not blog about it.
In case you are curious, our favourite Sichuan Richmond restaurants that we had been going back to are:
Yeah, I can’t think of any Sichuan restaurants that we had never visited yet. I think there are but I can’t think of any. Any idea? You can click on the Sichuan category on the side panel to view all the Sichuan restaurants we had blogged about.
We did not realize until we got there. Apparently it was their first day of business and that meant that we were their first dinner customers. We went early and they were still busy setting up. Wow, think about it. If this restaurant turns out to be a superstar restaurant one day, we can lay claim to being their first dinner customer ever. :-)
The place looked … Continue reading