It was a rainy Saturday afternoon. Arkensen wanted to stay home to catch his favourite Dr. Who show. So, I went out with Nanzaro and promised Arkensen to bring home his favourite roast pork from Parker Place.
Since it was a cold and wet day, we decided to check out the new Ipputan Ramen Noodle House which took over Ajisen Ramen. My last experience with Ajisen was not a good one as the noodle I got was like spaghetti.
We were told that there is a 12% discount until the end of April for the grand opening.
I had the Pork Ramen for $8.99. The sweet pepper is not conventional with Japanese ramen. More on following page. Click here to continue reading
Nanzaro wanted to get something from Daiso in Aberdeen Center. Since we were already in the mall, we decided to have lunch there too.
We noticed that Aoyama Cafe located at the entrance had changed hand. It is now called Baker One Cafe.
Baker One Cafe is still at it’s soft opening.
There is not much of change in the decor.
Baker One Cafe serves the similar Japanese Fusion cuisine as Aoyama Cafe. The menu is small, just a few pasta/flat bread and rice dishes; few appetizers; coffee/tea and desserts.
Nanzaro opted for Unagi Rice for $13. Pretty pricey in my opinion. More on following page. Click here to continue reading
I asked Arkensen and Nanzaro what they would like to eat before I visit Ben in Beijing again. Both of them wanted to go Ninkazu for the all you can eat.
This time, we went for the lite dinner for $20.95 per person. For starters, I had miso soup and goma-ae while Arkensen had Ebi Sunomono.
The boys mostly interested in shasimi; only tuna and salmon available in the lite dinner option. If you go for the deluxe, there are more choices. The boys had a second order of the sashimi.
The boys also tried the Tuna and beef tataki.
Some spicy and teriyaki shasimi. I quite like the teriyaki version despite I’m not a fan of shasimi. More on following page. Click here to continue reading
We always have a family meal outside before Ben departs for his next assignment. We were at the Ackryod area and was debating whether to dine at Specialty Chicken & Wonton House or Tokyo Joe Ramen Okawari.
Obviously, the boys opted for Tokyo Joe Ramen.
Since I’m not hungry as I had a big portion of the dry hot pot dish at Want Want Hot & Spicy House that afternoon, I decided to share with Ben. He ordered Hell Ramen with spicy minced pork. It is $8.95.
The broth was “thickish” but it was not very spicy. It was a large bowl and was just the right portion for both of us. More on following page. Click here to continue reading
On one of the day that we picked up Ben from the YVR airport, Nanzaro wanted to have a Japadog before we headed home.
Japadog now has 6 locations including one in New York according to it’s website. But from the bill board above, it looks there are 7 locations.
There was no crazy line here like what they experienced when they first open for business in downtown Vancouver.
Nanzaro ordered the Kurobuta teriyamo for $7.56 including tax. The hotdog was good but it is pricey. More on following page. Click here to continue reading
It was a Saturday evening and Ben wanted go out for a walk. But the weather was more like fall and wet although summer is just a week away. We parked at Lansdowne Mall to check out what was still open. Unfortunately, only restaurants were opened and the mall had already closed.
We ended up walking to Alexandra Road to check it if there are any new restaurants. Indeed we found one opening soon. I wonder if this Wo Fung Noodle Express has anything to do with the Wo Fung Desserts in Aberdeen Food Court.
We ended up having dinner at Gmen Ramen Izakaya @ Nanchuu. I had always wanted to have the ramen here since the merge but they used to open only for dinner. But now, they also open for lunch. We had been to Nanchuu before the merge.
The restaurant is quite narrow and tight. The lighting is on the dim side; not too good for photography. But the service is friendly. The only thing is sometimes, it’s hard to understand what the server says.
We like that the condiments are set on a rack and do not crowd the table. They are properly labeled and there is even instructions on the wall for how to properly enjoy the ramen.
Ben ordered the Tonkotsu Shoyu Ramen for $8.75. More on following page. Click here to continue reading
Linda wrote to us to notify us that Jumbo Sushi is under new management. I had no problem suggesting lunch at Jumbo Sushi as Arkensen and Nanzaro loves sushi.
The interior looks pretty much the same except that the old photos of their menu items were replaced by new ones.
There seems to be more specialty rolls now. You can click on the menu to take a closer look.
Arkensen and Nanzaro ordered 2 rolls each. Nanzaro ordered the Jumbo Spicy Tuna Roll for $4.95 and BC Lion Roll for $6.95. More on following page. Click here to continue reading
Ben has not eaten at Ninkazu Japanese Restaurant before although it is our boys favourite place to eat. So, on a Saturday night, Ben decided to try their late night all you can eat since we only had lunch that day.
When we arrived around 9:30PM, there was a crowd of people in side the front entrance and some were outside the door. We should have make a reservation first. We noticed that most of the diners at the late night supper are youngsters.
We noticed a price increase notice pasted on the front entrance. I did a check of their website earlier that day but it was still with the old pricing. I guess they have not update their website yet.
We waited for 30 minutes before we got a table.
The late night menu has a few items more than the lunch menu which is $3 cheaper. One of the item is sashimi which is limited to 3 pieces for each category (only two i.e. salmon and tuna) per person. The pieces are small and thin. More on following page. Click here to continue reading