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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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Fu Yuan Fast Food at Richmond Public Market

Ben and I were at the Richmond Public Market shopping for ingredients to make Bak Kut Teh for his office potluck. We decided to grab a bite at the food court.

Fu Yuan Fast Food is one store that decorated the store front with color photos of it’s menu. I think this is a great way to advertise and attract customers.

Ben ordered a Spicy Wonton for snacking. It is $5.50.

The wonton is small with lots of wonton skin to absorb the lightly vinegarish chili oil. More on following page. Click here to continue reading

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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.

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”. More on following page. Click here to continue reading

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XO Beef Noodle in Yaohan Foodcourt, Richmond

It’s comfort food time. We went to the Yaohan food court for some simple comfort food. Nanzaro wanted to have the Spicy Lamb Noodle from Want Want Hot & Spicy House in the foodcourt.

I decided to try a relatively new stall called XO Beef Noodle. It serves Vietnamese style food.

It also has a section of prepared dishes.

I decided to go for their combo for $7.50 which includes a hot drink of coffee or tea. More on following page. Click here to continue reading

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Saboten, Aberdeen Food Court in Richmond

Arkensen had a birthday lunch at Ninkazu and he is supposed to meet up with his friends at the Aberdeen Mall. So, Nanzaro and I decided to have lunch at Aberdeen food court after we dropped Arkensen off.

I decided to try out Saboten Japanese Cutlet, a relatively new addition to the food court. Since it’s opening, I had seen long line up the couple of occasions I was at the food court. I hate line up and so, I did not bother to try the food the couple of times I was at there.

This time, there is no line at all.

I ordered the Tenderloin Katsu Sandwich which came pre-packed. The moment I placed the order, the sandwich was packed in a plastic bag and handed to me even before I managed to get my purse out.

The Tenderloin Katsu Sandwich came in three pieces of about 3.5″x1.5″x1.5″ dimension. The pork tenderloin is crispy on the outside with a slightly tangy sauce. It was good except that it is very small.

The Tenderloin Katsu Sandwich is $5.32 with tax.

You can click on the menu to have a larger view.

As for Nanzaro, I could not persuade him to order something from Saboten. He wanted to pick his own food. More on following page. Click here to continue reading

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Want Want Hot & Spicy House and Fresh Elements in Yaohan, Richmond

It’s lunch time on a Sunday. The boys wanted some comfort food and suggested to go to Yaohan Center food court.

It’s been quite a while since we last visited the Yaohan Center food court. The boys went straight to the Curry House stall for their comfort food. Arkensen ordered the Hainanese Chicken Rice while Nanzaro had the Char Koay Teow.

I walked around to look for something for myself. The Want Want Hot & Spicy House caught my attention. The name sounded familiar. Apparently, there is a similar name stall in Crystal Mall.

Upon checking with the server, I was told that this stall had opened for business in Yaohan Center for a year.

My attention was caught by the photos of noodles in hotpot on the wall, especially the red hot on the right.

But, I did not order that. I ordered the Lamb Noodle instead. I love lamb. The server asked me if I want it spicy and if I want cilantro with it. Of course, my answer is yes for both. The lamb noodle is $7.75.

When the server collected payment from me, she asked for $10.75. I looked puzzled … More on following page. Click here to continue reading

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Aberdeen Food Court in Richmond

Finally, Lorna, Emily, Marian and me were able to meet up to celebrate the September girl’s birthday. We met up at Aberdeen Food Court since the birthday girl has not been to Aberdeen Food Court before and had expressed her wish to go there. Emily also brought a friend to join us.

We’ve got gifts from Marian. The above were peanut candies that Marian brought back from trip to China in summer. Marian, thank you for your thoughts.

The peanut candy is soft and crumbly, creamy and powdery at the same time. The box comes with 3 flavours, original, rose and low sugar. If I read the package corretcly, it says these candies are imperial goodies.

Each of us went to get some of our favourite food for the party. I went straight to Wo Fung Dessert for their popluar deep fried chicken wings. There was a small line up already.

I ordered 12 deep fried chicken wings for $12.50. They were crispy on the outside and has 5 spice aroma. I over ordered as there were left overs for me to bring home. Nanzaro enjoyed them a lot.

I also ordered a serving of Deep Fried Intestine to try . This was … More on following page. Click here to continue reading

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[CRA 2011] Claypot Chicken and Sausage Rice from James Snack

Suanne and I met up with Charles of Mamak Cafe a couple of weeks ago. I wanted to show him the claypot rice place and catch up with him after the event we had at his restaurant. We were so busy before and during the event that we did not manage to really chat. Charles said he hardly ever come over to Richmond and wanted to have a closer look at the food scene here.

Moreover I wanted to also blog about another CRA2011 award winning dish. So we met up at Parker Place to grab a pound of siu yook before we walked over to the adjacent strip mall.

If ever there is a food court in Richmond that I would call my favourite, I would say it is this one in the Empire Center. This is where King Buffet, Bushair, Sunway and Shiang Garden is located.

The reason why Suanne and I like this place is because it is relatively unknown. It is slow and quiet(er) than the other food court. We come here when we want a slow leisurely meal.

There are not many stall here and to us that is part of what we like. Even with the lack of stalls, the stalls here are unique and very good. Nine times out of ten, we could come here either for:

  • the Claypot Rice in James Snack
  • the Chicken from Choi House (see link)
  • the Meat Organs from Lai Leung Kee (same link above)

The other stalls we are not quite interested in as much.

Our object coming here is the stall called James Snack. The English name is weird. They don’t serve snacks here. What they are famous for is their claypot rice and also the steamed lotus leaf rice.

You see, the name James Snack is a direct translation from the Cantonese name Jeem-See-Lack. That sort of mean … More on following page. Click here to continue reading

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