German Breakfast at Fraser Park Restaurant on Byrne Road, Burnaby

It was Ben’s off day on Friday in exchange of working on Canada day. But he had to take a call at 6:30AM. So, I accompanied him to his office as he planned to have a morning walk with me after that.

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As it was just 8AM, there is not many restaurants open that early, Ben thought of Fraser Park Restaurant which he had not been to for a while. We just missed Anton who is the owner of the restaurant. He is retired now but he came in early in the morning to take do his round of inspection before he went off to enjoy his day.

Ben and I shared a German Deluxe breakfast as the portion here is big. It consist of 3 eggs scrambled with sauteed peppers, onion and cheese served with hash brown, sausage, bacon, ham, 1 piece potato pancake and toast.

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The server also gave us a new spicy sausage to try. The deluxe version also include a piece of Schnitzel and gravy. Ben and I were full even though we shared it. It was a great breakfast.

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The server also brought us Sylvia’s special chili sauce for us as she remembers we like it. Sylvia is Anton’s wife and she manages the restaurant now. Continue reading

Kyo Korean BBQ & Sushi House on Granville St, Vancouver

After a gruel some run on a very hot day, Nanzaro wanted a reward of his favourite food.

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He suggested to have lunch at Kyo Korean BBQ & Sushi House on Granville St, Vancouver. You can click on the photo above to have a larger view.

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The restaurant is pleasantly decorated. There are private rooms if want to have more privacy.

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We started off with miso soup, gomae and sweet and sour daikon. I really like the sweet and sour daikon which helps to cleanse our palate.

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Sashimi is limited to 8 pieces per person.

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The highlight for me was the Korean BBQ as I’m not a fan of sushi. It’s fun to grill the meat ourselves. Continue reading

Aladdin Cafe and Chatime on Robson St, Vancouver

On the Friday before the Scotia Bank Half Marathon, Nanzaro went to downtown to pick up his running kid.

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This will be Nanzaro’s third half Marathon.

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After picking up his running kit, he went for lunch on Robson St. He went to Alladin Cafe as he loves middle eastern grilled meat.

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You can click on the photo above to have a larger view. Continue reading

Shine Valley Lamb Soup at Yaohan Food Court, Richmond

Nanzaro and I went to Yaohan Food Court for lunch on a Sunday late morning. We went there early because parking is difficult in this parking lot.

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Look what I found, a new stall specializing in lamb soup, :-).

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I ordered a small Lamb Noodle Soup to try. I can detect the lamb flavour in the broth but not very strong.

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The chili was quite fragrant and I just spiced up the noodles with it. Continue reading

West Lake Vietnamese Kitchen, No. 3 Road, Richmond

It’s been a while since we visited West Lake Vietnamese Kitchen on No. 3 Road.

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Ben and I stopped here for a quick lunch before his business trip.

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It was not busy when we visited it on a week day lunch.

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We ordered from the lunch combo which includes an appy, main dish and a drink. Ben’s appy was Pork Satay Skewers. It was served with some kind of chili sauce but not very spicy.

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Ben’s choice of main was Bun Bo Hue. This was quite spicy which he likes. Continue reading

Newton Beef Noodle House on Saba Road, Richmond

A new Taiwanese restaurant took over the Pho 1001 Nights location on Saba Road. We quite like the Bun Bo Hue in Pho 1001 Nights but it’s gone now.

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Ben and I went to this new Taiwanese restaurant on a weekend lunch.

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The menu stated that it’s a temporary menu. I guess they will make changes to the menu in the future depending how business goes.

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I had the House Special Beef Brisket and Tendon Noodle Soup. It came with five large pieces of tender beef brisket and tendon. I opted for the thick noodle as I like the texture of thicker noodle. It was a good bowl of noodle. Continue reading

Cattle Cafe on Kingsway, Burnaby

The Cattle Cafe on Kingsway is one of Ben’s lunch place to go as he works nearby.

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We went there on a Sunday afternoon and there is just a few minutes of wait for a table.

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Ben ordered from the lunch special with comes with a drink. Cold drink is charged $1 extra.

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Ben ordered his favourite Oyster Rice in Soup. There were plenty sizeable oysters in it. Continue reading

Pho 37 in Ironwood Plaza, Richmond

I noticed that there is a new Vietnamese restaurant in Ironwood Plaza while I drove by after having lunch in Pho Ten with Nanzaro.

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This new Pho 37 has taken over the location of Red Pagoda which was also a Vietnamese Restaurant. When we asked the server about the name of the restaurant, we were told that 37 is a lucky number for the owner according to a fortune teller.

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There is minimal changes to the restaurant from Red Pagoda, the previous tenant.

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Even the condiments look the same as the previous tenant. I guess the new owner just took over everything from the previous owner.

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I ordered a Chicken Banh Mi. There were plenty of pickled daikon and carrot but not so much of the grilled chicken. The baguette was not as crispy as we would love it to be.

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Ben ordered the Pho Tuan which was posted on the wall as chef’s recommendation. It is pho with a twist. It has more pronounced flavour of ginger and garlic in it. The other non-regular ingredient is the raw egg.  Continue reading

Tian Shi Fu Restaurant on Anderson Road, Richmond

Lorna, Marian and I met up at Tian Shi Fu Restaurant on a week day evening.

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We love to catch up with one another every other month whenever possible.

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There are some photos of celebrities and award winning photos at the entrance way into the restaurant.

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I presumed this is a Hunan restaurant as chairman Mao’s photo is hung high in the restaurant. It was not busy at 6:30PM but it quickly filled up.

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We started off with Leek Pie. It was quite a large serving as half of a pie is quite filing as an appetizer. Continue reading