Ben and I went out for breakfast and groceries shopping on a Saturday morning. We had a picnic to go to in the late afternoon. One of the request for the picnic was roast pork from Parker Place.
After buying the roast pork, we tried to look for a table at Parker Place food court for breakfast. We could not find a table as the food court was full. So, our plan B is to check out KD Restaurant, the relatively new HongKong style restaurant in the same mall. Unfortunately, there was already people waiting for tables outside the restaurant. Our plan C was to walk over to Lido for breakfast. Another 30 minutes for Lido. Our last resort was to walk over to Empire food court.
Since it’s still early, there were not many stalls that were open. We settled with Wonderful Milk Tea which was open at that time. It’s a Hongkong style stall.
We shared a garlic scallop and shrimp fried rice. It was very fragrant with garlic aroma. Serving was quite big too.
Ben had ice milk tea while I had hot milk tea. The tea flavour was strong. I like the size of the hot milk tea here as it was bigger than other Hongkong style restaurants where hot drink is served in a small cup. The meal came to below $12.
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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.
Look what I found, a new stall specializing in lamb soup, :-).
I ordered a small Lamb Noodle Soup to try. I can detect the lamb flavour in the broth but not very strong.
The chili was quite fragrant and I just spiced up the noodles with it. Continue reading
On a lovely Saturday morning, Ben and I wanted to go for a walk in Central Park. Before the walk, we decided to grab a light breakfast in Crystal Mall food court.
We decided to share a bowl of noodle from Bubble Waffle Cafe. There were not many stalls that open that early.
We had a Spicy Minced Pork Mixed Noodle. It was on the salty side but we like the numbing spiciness of it.
I also ordered a plain bubble waffle to snack on. It was crispy on the outside and lightly chewy inside. The bill came to $8.50.
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This is another Nanzaro’s food adventure. He loves food which he has the say of what ingredients he wants.
Taco Luis in Lansdowne Mall is one of the places he went for lunch after school.
The above is the 10-inch Beef Special. It came with a drink and a side of tater tots.
Nanzaro’s choice of accompaniments include lettuce, red onions, sour cream, shredded cheese, jalapeno and hot banana peppers. He loves spicy food.
Note from Nanzaro: the servers usually add all toppings by default if you do not tell them your preference.
The amount of beef is generous.
Nanzaro also enjoys the crispy crunchy tater tots.
Richmond Public Market is decorated with red decor to usher the Chinese New Year, just like every Chinese mall in Richmond.
We went to the Richmond Public Market for dinner on a weekend. It was not busy at that time, around 7PM as most of the stores in the lower floor had closed or in the process of closing for the day.
Nanzaro decided to try a new store in the Richmond Public Market. Spicy Master serves mala xianggoa just like Want Want Hot & Spicy House in Yaohan.
You select the ingredients that you like and is charged by the weight.
Perhaps, it’s new, the server told us that we can select a free appetizer from the menu above. The free ones are all those on the second row and the right most on the third row. Continue reading
After having lunch at Ali Shan Restaurant, we walked over to Crystal Mall for dessert.
We found a dessert stall called Cherry Tea & Icy Bar in the ever busy food court.
I wanted something hot and Cherry Tea & Icy Bar has a bill board of hot dessert.
I opted for the Cha Cha Soup which I assumed it to be Bubur Cha Cha in Malaysian cuisine. The Malaysian version is typically made with sweet potatoes, taro and tapioca jelly. But the version here is made of peanuts, mochi, red and green beans, kidney beans and tapioca pearl. It was not bad. The large bowl costs $3.75.
Ben and I went for breakfast on a Sunday morning. Ben gave me a choice of McDonalds or Lido. I picked Lido as I would prefer a hot pineapple bun over a cold muffin. I like sweet stuff for breakfast. Ben prefers savoury breakfast.
When we arrived at Lido, we were surprised that the parking lot was so empty. Lido was locked up; the door handle was covered with a basket. I went down to look at all the notices on the door and found out that Lido is closed from Oct 14th to 31st for renovation.
So, I suggested to go to Parker Place food court which is just nearby. A few of the stalls were opened at this early hour. We settled with Yummy Yummy for our breakfast.
All the breakfast selection comes with a drink. Both of us opted for hot milk tea. All the above for $8.50. Continue reading
It was a hot Friday. In fact, BC is having a heat wave for another week. Cooking in the kitchen is just going to add more heat in the house. So, Ben decided to go out for a walk. He wanted to check out the new Chinese Supermarket in Richmond, For Real Fresh Foodmart. It is spacious but parking is a nightmare with only one entry/exit point.
After checking out For Real Fresh Foodmart we decided to have dinner at Yaohan foodcourt. After browsing all the stalls, I settled with Lumingchun which serves Xian cuisine.
I had a spicy lamb noodle soup for $7.50. It has clumps of ground lamb, red and green sweet peppers and lots of onions. It was fairly spicy. A deposit of $3 is added to the bill for the deposit of the bowl and refundable upon return of it.
I like the texture of the handmade noodle and their chili which is quite fragrant.
Ben decided to get a two dishes combo from Chung Hing stall for $7. He had braised beef with bean curd sticks and some drumsticks. Instead of rice, he had the combo with fried noodles.
Ben wanted a savoury breakfast on a Saturday morning. So, we went to Parker Place as there are not many places are opened around 8:00AM.
Parker Place foodcourt was almost full even at this early hour. Only three stalls were opened; Macau Cafe, a HongKong style cafe and a Vietnamese stall.
We decided to go for Macau Cafe because Ben wanted fried vermicelli. The above is Macau style fried vermicelli which has prawns, BBQ pork, green and red sweet pepper, carrot, green onion, onion. This is just what Ben wanted. The combo with a drink is $7.50. Continue reading
After a long morning walk, Ben and I decided to get an early lunch at Parker Place. It’s a good thing that we walked to Parker Place as we do not have to worry about parking here.
Since we were early, finding a table was not a problem. The food court is always full especially in the weekend. After going around the food court, we decided to try Lai Taste.
The above is one of the best bahn mi in Richmond. The chicken bahn mi with a hot drink is $4.95 while pork and fish bahn mi is $3.95. The bun was very light and crispy. The chicken is moist and flavoured with sweet chili sauce. We had been back for a few times just for this.
We also shared a Vietnamese noodle with beef tripe and tendon. The noodle was decent. I can’t recall the price for it, probably around $6.