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’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
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. 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
Polly and I met up on a Saturday morning for dim sum. Polly recommended this fairly new Top Chiu Chow Cuisine on Capstan Way. Her family had been to this restaurant once and they all like it.
We were there early, i.e. 10 am, just after they opened for business. This is because Polly has to go to work at noon.
We were their first customers that day. The decoration is pleasant and modern for a dim sum restaurant. This restaurant seats 72.
Even the tea cup and tea pot is not of tradition shape. They are more modern looking.
We were served complimentary fried peanuts and sour mustard for snacking before our orders arrive.
We ordered a few items to share. We like most of the items and we will be back to try other items. The captain who served us told us that the restaurant will launch 20 over new items in 2 weeks time.
One obstacle here is the restaurant menu is in Chinese only. Fortunately Polly reads Chinese.
Our first item is a Chiu Chow Pepper Sour Mustard Pork Stomach Soup. This is one of Ben’s favourite soup. This bowl of soup is $6.80. It is equivalent to 4 servings of the small bowl. More on following page. Click here to continue reading
Arkensen and Nanzaro wanted Indian food on a weekend dine out. Arkensen even volunteered to drive us to the restaurant.
We went to Himalaya Restaurant at No. 5 Road and Cambie.
We came for the All You Can Eat Buffet which is $12 per person. Himalaya Restaurant also sells a wide range of Indian sweets. This restaurant seats about 70.
If all you can eat is not your forte, you can order from the menu too. You can click on the menu to have a larger view.
I have never seen so much Indian sweets being offered on the buffet tables before.
Gulap Jamun is the most common Indian sweets offered in most All You Can Eat Indian buffet.
Above are some of the items offered on the buffet tables which include meat curries, vegetarian dishes, tidbits, etc. You can click on the photos to have a larger view. 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