Lunch Special at Lucky Noodle, Kingsway

I admit that I’m weak when coming to food. Ben tempted me to go to Lucky Noodle, next to the Bubble World we just stopped by.

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Since I have not been here for a while, I surely agreed.

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I ordered the Chinese Restaurant Award winning dish of Stir Fried Slicked Pork with White Chili. I like the combination of crispiness and chewiness textures of this dish.

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Ben ordered the Garlic Stems Stir Fried with Smoke Bacon. The smokiness from the bacon was really pronounced. The lunch special came with steam rice.

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You can have daily soup or soy milk for the lunch special. I had the hot soup while Ben had the cold soy milk.

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This restaurant accepts cash only.

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Belated Birthday and Farewell Dinner for Ben

We celebrated Ben’s birthday the next day on his way to the airport for his business trip as he was too busy and tired to go out on a weekday.

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He picked Bushuair Restaurant as he loves Sichuan Food. Arkensen commented on the menu which is so big that it occupies almost half of the table when flips open. We like menu with photos as you get visual of the dishes before you order them.

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I find the teapot spout is interesting.

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Ben ordered four dishes to go with steamed rice. The first item was a Lamb/Mutton Stew. The boys did not quite like it because the lamb was very boney. 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

Lunch Special from Meishan Restaurant at Crystal Mall

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.

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Meishan is not busy even on week day. Perhaps there are lots of cheaper alternative at the food court.

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We were there quite early, about 11:00AM and we were their first customers of the day.

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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

Lunch at Szechuan Delicious Restaurant

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.

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First, an appetizer of Saliva Chicken. The serving looked big for $7.95.

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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?

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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

Birthday Dinner at New Spicy Chili Restaurant

April is Ben’s birthday. We celebrated his birthday on a belated date because he was busy at work.

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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.

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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 on Kingsway, Vancouver

Li’s China Grill reminded me of the grilled fish that I had in Beijing.

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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.

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I like the hardwood floor and the table lined with red table cloth.

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We ordered 4 skewers of grilled lamb while waiting for our main dish. The lamb skewer was good; 99 cents each. Continue reading

Want Want Hot & Spicy House at Crystal Mall

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.

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The new item in the Want Want Hot & Spicy House stall caught our attention. They serve dry hot pot now. Yeah, my favourite dish.

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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.

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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

New Spicy Chili Restaurant on No. 3 Road, Richmond

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.

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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.

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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.

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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

Dry Hotpot from PWG Chinese Food at President Plaza, Richmond

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.

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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.

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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