I met up with Lorna for dim sum at Parklane Chinese Restaurant on Westminster Hwy.
Parklane is located in the London Plaza where Empire Seafood Restaurant is located too.
We had a nice window seat with a view of Richmond Center.
I ordered Chrysanthemum tea but what we got was Iron Goddess which gets bitter the longer it steeps.
Parklane Chinese Restaurant has some Chiu Chow dim sum and dishes besides the regular Hong Kong style dim sum and dishes. You can click on the menu to have a larger view.
We ordered one of the Chiu Chow dim sum; Steamed Pork and Radish Dumpling with Peanut. The radish and peanut adds some crunchiness while the skin is chewy. This is $4.45.
We also ordered another Chiu Chow marinated item from the kitchen wonders. The above is Marinated Egg and Tofu Slices. The tofu is silky smooth and the marinated egg is fabulous with the semi liquid yolk. This dish is served with a garlic vinegarish dip. This is $6.80.
The above is another Chiu Chow dim sum; Steamed Fish and Seaweed Roll. This is $4.75. Something different from regular Hong Kong style dim sum. More on following page. Click here to continue reading
Ben had to travel for one last time to Beijing. Ben wanted to get some Bak Kut Teh spice packs for one of his colleague in Beijing. I remembered Great One Supermarket has it and since we were in that strip mall, we had dinner at Happy Date Bakery & Restaurant for convenience.
Nanzaro ordered a Fried Rice Noodle Malaysian/Singaporean style. It was a large serving for $10.80.
Arkensen ordered a Baked Seafood Rice. It was another big serving. This is $11.80. Both Arkensen and Nanzaro had to pack their leftovers to go.
Arkensen’s order came with a bun and drink. Since Arkensen ordered a cold drink, there is an extra 50cents charge. More on following page. Click here to continue reading
It was a storming winter Saturday evening. We went out for dinner looking for something heart warming.
We recalled seeing a poster of a winter combo at Hing Hung Restaurant and East Fusion Food on Capstan Way. We were surprised that East Fusion Food was closed (for renovation ??). So, we settled for Hing Fung Restaurant.
The winter combo is a three dish combo. One of the item in the combo is the above Snake Soup. It is a thick soup with bamboo shoot, cloud ear and shiitake mushroom besides some slivered meat.
We are not sure how snake meat looks like. Is snake meat a white meat or dark meat? The meat above was a bit tough. Anyway, there was not much of meat in the soup. We found that the soup was quite bland and there was quite a bit of leftover since it was a big bowl.
The main course of the winter combo is the Lamb Hot Pot. It came on a burner to keep it hot. More on following page. Click here to continue reading
There is a new dim sum restaurant on the previous King Buffet location. It is very rare for a Chinese restaurant to be named after it’s chef; Chef Tony is the name of the restaurant.
We came on a Sunday morning. We arrived at 11:45am and was told the wait will be 30 minutes since we did not have a reservation.
The decoration of Chef Tony is modern and the paint work is very shiny, not typical of dim sum restaurant. Do not be misled by these empty waiting seats. They were occupied most of the time.
The entrance is decorated with photos of Chef Tony with some celebrities, I presumed.
We waited for almost an hour before we got our table. So, reservation is highly recommended if you decided to give this restaurant a try.
The charge for tea is $2 per person is a little steep. We had Chrysanthemum tea.
We spent our waiting time browsing through the menu which has lots of pictures. You can click on the menu to have a larger view.
We ordered 6 items to share but when one of the item was missing. We just let it go.
Fried Glutinous Rice with mushroom and Chinese sausage from the chef choices. The rice was al-dante as it should be but the serving is small for $8.95. More on following page. Click here to continue reading
Ben decided to surprise the family with a Malaysian meal on a Friday evening on his way back from work.
We had noticed a new Malaysian restaurant on No. 5 Road a short while ago. When I checked it out on Urbanspoon.com, I noticed that it only opens in the evening. We usually eat out for lunch on weekend, so, we have not check this place out until now.
Apparently, Sambal Coconut Malaysian Szechuan Cuisine only caters for take out only. There is a 10% off for pick up with some conditions applied.
The above is Mee Goreng for $8.25. It has beef, egg, shrimp, tomato, bean sprout, choy sum, cabbage and tofu. This was slightly sweetish.
Fried Kuey Teow is $8.95. This was slightly spicy and sweetish also, with shrimp, fish cake, squid, bean sprout, egg and chives. Nanzaro commented that the serving was relatively small compared to the one he always get from V’s Malay & Thai Food in the Richmond Public Market for $7. More on following page. Click here to continue reading
I met up with Lorna for lunch on a week day. Initially, we intended to eat at Kiriri on Garden City Road. Unfortunately, the restaurant was closed for 10 days.
So, we cross the road to look for another place to have lunch. We decided to try the above new 5 Loaves 2 Fish Restaurant; a Northern Chinese cuisine restaurant. A while ago, Ben and I did notice this new restaurant. But a glance at their take out menu, it looks more like a chopsuey restaurant.
You can click on the menu to have a larger view.
The restaurant was quiet when we arrived; just one table was occupied. A while later, a few more customers walked in.
After browsing through the menu for a while, we could not make up our mind of what to order. So, we asked the server for recommendation for their Northern Chinese specialties. She recommended the above Stir Fried Potatoes, Eggplants & Green Peppers. It was $9.99. Other than a bit oily, it was pretty good; the sauce was flavourful and great with steamed rice. More on following page. Click here to continue reading
The corner restaurant across the Richmond City Hall changed hands relatively quickly.
It is now a Taiwanese restaurant by the name Memory Corner.
We were there around 4PM; so the restaurant was pretty empty. But we did notice that it was quite busy during lunch and dinner time.
There is a write up of the history of the restaurant at the entrance of the restaurant. You can click on the photo above to have a larger view.
What brought us into the restaurant was the list of lamb dishes on their menu. Ben ordered their House Specialty Lamb Hot Pot for $9.50. It came with steamed rice and a dipping sauce of chili and sweetish sauce. More on following page. Click here to continue reading
Ben took a lunch break from work with a walk in the Garden City Park.
After the walk in the park, we continued our walk to Westminster Hwy to buy lunch for Arkensen on his day off from class. He wanted sushi from Banzai.
Since we were already in area, we decided to have lunch at the Bubble Egg Waffle which we have not been to before.
Bubble Egg Waffle is a Taiwanese restaurant.
There are posters all over the wall; mostly of snack items.
We ordered two items to share; first was the noodle combo for $7.75. Ben picked original fish soup with pork skin and sliced beef. He said when in doubt; always pick the item listed on the top. More on following page. Click here to continue reading