Macau Cafe at Parker Place, Richmond

Ben wanted a savoury breakfast on a Saturday morning. So, we went to Parker Place as there are not many places are opened around 8:00AM.

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Parker Place foodcourt was almost full even at this early hour. Only three stalls were opened; Macau Cafe, a HongKong style cafe and a Vietnamese stall.

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We decided to go for Macau Cafe because Ben wanted fried vermicelli. The above is Macau style fried vermicelli which has prawns, BBQ pork, green and red sweet pepper, carrot, green onion, onion. This is just what Ben wanted. The combo with a drink is $7.50. 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

Noodles from Beijing Noodle House

The boys slept in on Sunday. Ben and I went out for early lunch before going for groceries shopping.

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We went to Beijing Noodle House for some light lunch. Ben ordered a Beef Noodle Soup. Although the beef had layers of fat but it is still a little tough for me. Ben enjoyed the noodle which has the right amount of chewiness. The beef noodle soup is $7.50.

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I had a Lamb Noodle Soup which is $8.50. I can taste the lamb flavour in the broth. This is pretty good. 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

Pho Khang Vietnamese Restaurant at Broadmoor Village, Richmond

Pho Khang is another new Vietnamese restaurant that pops up in Richmond.

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Pho Khang opened on April 28 and offers 15% discount until May 15. Nanzaro and I visited Pho Khang just in time before the discount expire.

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It was a good size restaurant; much bigger than we anticipated as the previous tenant was a Fish & Chip take out restaurant with no proper sit down tables.

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I ordered the Khang House special Vermicelli for $8.75. It has spring rolls, minced pork and grilled lemongrass chicken (pork is also available). The grilled chicken does not have the charred factor. Continue reading

Man Ri Sung on Westminster Hwy, Richmond

This is just a casual weekend lunch. The boys wanted to go to Banzai. There was no parking at that ever busy strip mall. The only parking spot available was reserved for Man Ri Sung. So, we split up for lunch, Ben and I went to Man Ri Sung while the boys went to Banzai.

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Ben opted for a hotpot for 2. It was spicy pork back hot pot. There is option for rice or hand slice noodle. We picked the latter.

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The usual banchan which comes with a Korean meal. Continue reading

Kam Ho Restaurant on Alexandra Road, Richmond

Lately, Ben either craves for Sichuan or Cantonese food. This time, he picked Cantonese cuisine.

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He decided to revisit Kam Ho Restaurant at a quite strip mall where parking should not be a problem.

We opted for a dinner combo with three dishes. Since, Kam Ho specializes in Hainanese Chicken, one of the dish we picked is half of the Hainanese Chicken which is served cold.

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Condiments for the Hainanese Chicken includes ginger green onion in oil and sweet chili sauce.

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The dinner combo comes with daily soup and rice. Continue reading

Red Pagoda Vietnamese Restaurant at Ironwood Plaza, Richmond

Emily, Marian and I met up for a Vietnamese lunch at the newly opened Red Pagoda at Ironwood Plaza.

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In fact, Red Pagoda had been in business for more than a month already. It was Nanzaro who told me about this new restaurant when he visited the Richmond Public Library at Ironwood Plaza.

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We were there early, before noon and it was not busy yet. The restaurant is decorated with large pieces of art.

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Marian picked a Green Papaya Salad as appetizer. We opted for prawn over beef jerky for this salad. This is $7.95. We enjoyed the crunchiness of the green papaya and it’s lightly tangy dressing.

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We also ordered a Grilled Chicken Bahn Mi to share. This is not on the menu but was on a promotional poster at the entrance. Continue reading

Lunch at Green Lemongrass Vietnamese Cuisine

Whenever we asked the boys what cuisine they like for weekend dine out, we often get Vietnamese or Japanese for the answer.

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Since I need to do groceries shopping at the Richmond Public Market, we picked Green Lemongrass Vietnamese Cuisine for lunch.

I ordered Bun Rieu; minced crab, tofu and vermicelli in tomato broth as I noticed a neighbouring table customer had it and it looked appetizing. This is $8. Something different from the regular pho and I like the lightly tangy tomato broth.

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Ben and Arkensen ordered the house special Pho Dac Biet which has everything in it; beef brisket, soft tendon, tripe, rare round steak and beef ball. Large is $7.75. Continue reading