Nanzaro and I had lunch at the fairly new Hanok Korean Restaurant on Alexandra Road.
Hanok Korean Restaurant took over the location of the Mongolian Grill.
Hanok is big. The seating area is divided into 2 sections with the reception and kitchen in the center.
We ordered from the lunch special which is at $8.99. You can click on the menu to have a larger view.
Three banchans for our lunch special; kimchee, sweetish potato and seaweed which is crunchy.
Under normal circumstances, I will get all the banchans as my boys do not like them. Surprisingly, Nanzaro likes the seaweed and he had it all to himself. More on following page. Click here to continue reading
Polly and I had cake meet at Pane e Fromaggio for another lady’s day out.
I had a hard time trying to recover the photos taken since 31st May as my notebook’s hard disk is dying. I had been painstakingly and patiently copying out my pictures from my dying notebook. I’m currently using a notebook on loan, so there will be no photoshopping for the pictures, i.e. I cannot place the chowtimes logo on my photos.
Pane e Fromaggio is a nice little cafe, not many seats though.
There is a good selection of sandwiches, cakes and desserts.
Here is a glance of what we had. More on following page. Click here to continue reading
I brought the boys out for lunch on a Saturday afternoon. Arkensen came with us because the Dr. Who series had ended for the season.
We went to Le Riz Fusion Cafe as a reader commented about it. It is the recarnation of Coco Chili.
The interior is spacious which we like. Arkensen hates cramp restaurant.
I ordered a new item from a poster on the wall. It’s Korean Pork Bone Noodle soup for $7.95. It came with a few large pieces of pork bones with plenty of meat to pick from.
The noodle used is wide egg noodle. Arkensen commented that the noodle is like Mee Poh instant noodle. There are some fried tofu and bamboo shoot in the noodle soup. I enjoyed it. More on following page. Click here to continue reading
Steveston Bakery is a old timer in Steveston Village. It has been around since 1989.
The sandwich board in front says that coffee is free from 5 to 6pm.
A mural covers one of the wall in the bakery.
There are baked goods from cake, muffin, pastries, cookies, bread and soup. Coffee is self service. We ordered large coffees since it’s just 20cents extra from the regular size. But the server told us that she will charge us the regular size price since refill is free when we dine in.
We ordered four items to share. The bill came to $13+ including the coffees. Price is very reasonable here. Steveston Bakery accepts credit card. More on following page. Click here to continue reading
Polly and I celebrated Mother’s Day in advance.
We went for high tea at Adorabelle Tea Room in Steveston. Please note that Adorabelle Tea Room is located at the old Steveston Court House. Pay parking is available at the parking lot adjacent to the tea room.
Reservation is required. The teacups that decorated a wall are lovely.
Each will get his/her individual teapot which is covered with a warmer at the back of the above photo.
The server will add the tea leaves into the teapot strainer at the table. More on following page. Click here to continue reading
I had to pick up my passport from the Chinese Visa Office on W. Broadway. I took the opportunity to have lunch at Kaya Malay Bistro just a few doors a way.
I invited Lorna to join me as she loves Malaysian food too. Kaya is a Malay word which means rich. It is also the Malay name for coconut jam.
The restaurant was spacious. Hibiscus which is the national flower of Malaysia decorated the wall. We were there just before noon and the restaurant was not busy yet.
The server brought a sampler of guava soda for us to try.
We ordered an Appetizer Sampler plate to try. The appetizer for one is $8. It came with 3 sauces, sweet chili, peanut and curry. The curry sauce was very rich in coconut flavour. More on following page. Click here to continue reading
Lorna invited me to another Mother’s Day Celebration dinner. This time, it’s organized by a church and it also to celebrate the launch of a radio program on AM1470.
The function was held at Continental Seafood Restaurant for 30 tables of guests. What a great turnout.
Sauces to go with the various dishes.
The first course was a cold cut appetizers comprised of BBQ pork, another version of cold cut meat; deep fried pork ribs and BBQ duck. In the center was jelly fish.
The second dish was Deep Fried Prawns Wrapped in Bean Curd Skin. They were crispy and go well with a sweet chili sauce.
The third dish was a Medley Stir Fry of prawns, mushrooms, beef, sweet peppers and sweet peas. More on following page. Click here to continue reading
I was watching a recorded Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown show broadcasted on CNN channels earlier. It was an episode on Korea town in Los Angeles. That show made me yearning for Korean food.
So, Nanzaro and I went to Man Ri Sung in Richmond to have a Korean food fix. Arkensen did not come along because he was having a BBQ with his friends since it was a summer like spring day.
I had the lunch special Potato & Pork Rib Soup. The lunch specials are $7.95.
You can click on the menu to have a look at the lunch special options. More on following page. Click here to continue reading