Hollywood Steak House on Leslie Road, Richmond

Ben picked Hollywood Steak House for lunch on a Saturday. It’s been a long time since he ate here.

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The restaurant is decorated with some black and white Hollywood scenes, even the ceiling.

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We like their menu with colourful photots. You can click on the menu to have a larger view.

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Ben ordered a Tom Yum Seafood Rice Noodle Soup for $8.95. It was surprisingly flavourful with various seafood. Continue reading

Kung Fu Noodle on Alexandra Road, Richmond

Marian and I intended to buy Lorna lunch at a new noodle restaurant in Alexandra Road to celebrate her birthday.

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King Fu Noodle is located next to Cattle Cafe which we just blogged not long ago.

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We were the first customers there at 11:00AM on a week day. The seating is not cramp.

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Their menu is complete with photos.

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Marian was in-charged of ordering as she had dined here before. The above was Red-Cooked Chicken in the appetizer section. It was served cold and had five spice flavour. This is $4.99.

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The second appetizer we ordered was Shredded Potato with Chili for $3.59. It was not very spicy but had a vinegarish taste and a crunchy texture. Continue reading

Girls Night Out at Nuba on W. Hasting St., Vancouver

Angie of Seasaltwithfood.com, Polly, Whitney and I met up again in downtown Vancouver for dinner.

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Whitney who works in Gastown, shortlisted a few places for us to pick for the meet up and the winner is Nuba. We were there at 5PM and Nuba is still not busy yet. I think Whitney told us that Nuba only takes reservation after 5:45PM, so we just walk in at 5PM.

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We decided to order from the sharing menu, one order of Le Feast (for 2) and one order of Le Grand Feast (for 2).  LeFeast is a vegetarian option while Le Grand Feast has meat.

We got 2 servings of the above which include hummus, taboulleh, baba ghanooj and pickled cabbage.

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The above was served with pita bread.

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Angie had wine while Polly had ginger beer. Whitney and I preferred just water.

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The above is the main platter for Le Feast. It includes (starting from the salad clock wise) fattoush salad, macedonian feta, olives, mujadara (a Lebanese lentil dish), a vegan stew, crispy cauliflower and falafel. Continue reading

Oatmeal Brown Sugar Baked Apples

The South Arm Women Community Kitchen made Oatmeal Brown Sugar Baked Apples for dessert.

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This Oatmeal Brown Sugar Baked Apple is great for dessert, breakfast or brunch. The recipe can be easily multiplied for larger crowds.

Ingredients

  • 4 apples, like Janagold, Fuji, or Honeycrisp
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar (light or dark)
  • 1/4 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • pinch of cloves
  • 1 tablespoon butter, divided in four
  • 1 cup hot water

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Source: thekitchen.com

Serves 4

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Garlic Croutons

There are some new participants in the South Arm Women Community Kitchen. So, Michelle prepared a menu of some old and some new recipes.

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We made Garlic Croutons for the No Guilt Caesar Salad which I had blogged about here. This recipe is a great way to use leftover bread. The croutons are also great with soup.

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Michelle shared with us the nutritional facts about Parmesan cheese which is one of the ingredients for the No Guilt Caesar Salad Dressing.

Nutrition Facts of Parmesan Cheese

Ingredients

  • 5 slices of bread, cubed
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

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Source: RebarModernFoodCookbook

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New Asia Deli at Continental Plaza, Richmond

Ben drove to the Continental Plaza for lunch without a designated restaurant in mind. We saw that the Deer Garden was very busy, with people waiting for tables while Pearl Castle was not that busy.

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But the boys wanted Vietnamese on a cold day and we went to New Asia Deli. The restaurant was cold especially when the door is opened and a blast of cold air fills the dining room.

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The usual fixings of bean sprouts and basil were served on different plates. In the middle of our meal, the server came over to take back the basil plate as she noticed that we did not touch it at all. Perhaps, for recycling. She said she wanted to clear the table for us.

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Nanzaro ordered the Pho Bo Hue for $7.95. This does not come with blood cake which we do not mind as we never eat it. Continue reading

Sanbo Restaurant at Brighouse Square, Richmond

Ever since Excelsior Restaurant is taken over by Sanbo Restaurant, we had been putting off the idea of going there.

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Ben jokingly commented that the kingcrabs on the restaurant banner looks like spiders.

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We had lunch here on a Saturday afternoon. Sanbo is a Hong Kong style restaurant, just like it’s predecessor. Hot drink is included in the lunch order but cold drink  is charged 0.95 cents extra.

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I ordered a wonton noodle soup as I wanted a light meal. I noticed that the noodle soup comes with a lot of garlic chips just like those served at Excelsior. Continue reading

Penang Delight Cafe on West 73rd Ave, Vancouver

This is our third attempt to look for the Penang Delight Cafe at the Marpole area.

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Apparently, it is located in a very small strip mall on W73rd Ave. Parking is limited.

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A wall is decorated with photos of the menu item. This is good for customers who are not familiar with Malaysian cuisine.

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Another wall is decorated with photos of Malaysia tourist highlights and also some antique photographs.

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Ben has no problem with the ordering as he has been craving for nasi lemak lately. He ordered a Nasi Lemak Rendang Lamb for $13.95. Continue reading

Park Here Seafood Restaurant on Kingsway, Vancouver

Ben has the crave for dim sum lately. It’s a good place to have a variety of food in small plates.

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This dim sum restaurant is on Kingsway where Vietnamese restaurants dominated the scene. Park Here Seafood Restaurant is a Vietnamese Dim Sum restaurant as the signboard below indicates.

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Park Here is just a direct mimic of the phonetic of its Chinese name which literally translated to hundred happiness.

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We ascertained that it’s a Vietnamese Dim Sum restaurant because the man who managed the counter speaks Vietnamese and Cantonese.

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There are life fish in tanks in view from the dining hall as this is a seafood restaurant.

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After browsing at the dim sum menu above, Ben decided to order all the three dishes with a star denominator. You can click on the menu to have a larger view.

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The first star item is Beef Tendon Brisket with Rice Flour Roll from the kitchen specialties. Continue reading

Winter Fruit Salad

This is a simple fruit salad made in the South Arm Women Community Kitchen for dessert.

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The pomegranate adds colour and crunch to this wonder Winter Fruit Salad. If pomegranate is not in season, you can substitute it with berries.

Ingredients

  • 2 crisp red skinned apples such as Fuji or Pink Lady, cored and diced
  • 2 firm but ripe pears, cored and diced
  • 2 oranges, peeled, membrane removed from each segment and cut into thirds
  • the arils (seeds) of one pomegranate
  • juice from 1/2 lemon
  • 1 tablepoon honey
  • finely chopped a few fresh mint leaves

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Source: This recipe is adapted from foodista.com

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