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
During the day trip to Lonsdale Quay and lunch at China town, I was invited to join the SUCCESS Women’s Club mother’s day lunch. The ticket was $25 for non-member.
The Mother’s Day Lunch was held at Shiang Garden in Richmond.
The Mother’s Day Lunch took place in a private room. It was a great turnout of five tables.
The lucky draw table.
The table gift of a pot of geranium for each guest.
Sauces. The XO sauce was the favourite and we got two more refills.
The first course for a multi-course Chinese dinner is often a soup. For this lunch, we had the Fish Maw Soup.
While most people added vinegar to the soup, I had mine with XO sauce, yum!. More on following page. Click here to continue reading
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
Polly and I met at LÓpera Patisserie for cake meet.
LÓpera Patisserie is located across Mui Garden. One hour free parking is available in the hotel parking lot. Park at spot with no specific reservation sign.
It is a small French patisserie which seats no more than 20.
Polly had a Cappuccino which is strong in coffee flavour.
I had a Matcha Latte. It left behind a layer of oily green settlement at the end; kind of weird.
The croissants here are amazing. They are so big and airy. More on following page. Click here to continue reading
During the meal at Garden Villa Seafood Restaurant, Lorna mentioned of a new Chinese restaurant on Capstan Way. So, I went with Nanzaro during the weekend to check it out.
Apparently, this new Hing Fung Restaurant has taken over the Golden Bauhinia Restaurant which I wrote about just in February.
This is the dish which Lorna had. I love lamb and this just look mouth watering. Unfortunately, we went there for lunch and I could not find this on the lunch menu. Lorna came here for dinner. Perhaps we’ll come back at dinner time for this.
The interior looks pretty much the same as the previous restaurant.
The meal that we ordered came with drink. I had hot milk tea which was good, strong tea flavour and creamy. Nanzaro had the ice milk tea which came in a sealed plastic cup like those served for bubble tea. It was too sweet for Nanzaro. More on following page. Click here to continue reading
Arkensen is on his 2 weeks of spring break before resume school in early May. Out of the blue, he just craves for fish & chips. So, I brought him to Steveston Village for lunch.
A sculpture on display along the board walk from the wharf towards Pajo’s Fish & Chips.
Pajo’s Fish & Chips is a floating restaurant. We arrived just before noon and the place was not too busy. Twenty or more minutes later, this place was buzzing with customers which includes tourists, students and policemen.
Seatings are available on the floating restaurant and on the board walk as well.
Here’s what Arkensen came for. He ordered the one of each large fish & chips for $16.99. The fish includes cod, salmon and halibut. More on following page. Click here to continue reading
I suggested to have dinner at Lotus, the Place for Pho Lovers on No. 5 Road because I wanted to look for Coconut Oil in Fruitcana. I knew the boys will not object because they like pho.
This location was used to be another Vietnamese restaurant by the name Pho Boi. Not sure if it’s just a change of name or owner. I noticed the phone number is still the same.
It’s a big restaurant as prior to the Vietnamese ownership, it was an Indian Buffet restaurant, Red Mirchi.
I like that the server is smart enough to bring two ice water for the boys and Chinese tea for me without asking. Unfortunately, Nanzaro wanted tea instead of water, so, we just asked for another tea cup.
Nanzaro ordered a large Bun Bo Hue for $8.95. It came with various meat like flank, brisket, ham and beef balls. It does not have pork hock which is a good thing because Nanzaro does not eat the pork hock. More on following page. Click here to continue reading