Spicy Master in Richmond Public Market

Richmond Public Market is decorated with red decor to usher the Chinese New Year, just like every Chinese mall in Richmond.

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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.

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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.

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You select the ingredients that you like and is charged by the weight.

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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

Cherry Tea & Icy Bar in Crystal Mall Food Court

After having lunch at Ali Shan Restaurant, we walked over to Crystal Mall for dessert.

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We found a dessert stall called Cherry Tea & Icy Bar in the ever busy food court.

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I wanted something hot and Cherry Tea & Icy Bar has a bill board of hot dessert.

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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.

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Yummy Yummy in Parker Place Foodcourt

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.

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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.

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All the breakfast selection comes with a drink. Both of us opted for hot milk tea. All the above for $8.50. Continue reading

Yaohan Foodcourt, Richmond

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.

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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.

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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.

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I like the texture of the handmade noodle and their chili which is quite fragrant.

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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.

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Macau Cafe at Parker Place, Richmond

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.

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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.

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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

Lai Taste in Parker Place

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Fu Yuan Fast Food at Richmond Public Market

Ben and I were at the Richmond Public Market shopping for ingredients to make Bak Kut Teh for his office potluck. We decided to grab a bite at the food court.

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Fu Yuan Fast Food is one store that decorated the store front with color photos of it’s menu. I think this is a great way to advertise and attract customers.

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Ben ordered a Spicy Wonton for snacking. It is $5.50.

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The wonton is small with lots of wonton skin to absorb the lightly vinegarish chili oil. Continue reading

Richmond Center Dining Terrace

Nanzaro wanted to have lunch at the newly opened Richmond Center Dining Terrace. The reason was he wanted to get a shirt on sale from Aeropostle in Richmond Center.

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The new dining terrace has a large sitting capacity. This is just part of the dining area. It was busy on a weekend noon. Parking in Richmond Center in weekends has always been a challenge.

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Nanzaro had the above from Bourbon Grill. The Bourbon chicken was actually pretty good; sweetish with some charring. It was $8.84 including tax.

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I had a Shrimp Tom Yum Noodle Soup from Thai Express. It was not spicy despite I dumped a load of Sriracha into it. The soup actually tasted sweetish and just lightly sour. No kick at all.

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Credit card is accepted at Thai Express. Continue reading

Want Want Hot & Spicy House at Crystal Mall

Ben brought me to Crystal Mall for lunch on one of the weekend that he was in town. He knew that I’m too lazy to drive all the way to Burnaby by myself.

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The new item in the Want Want Hot & Spicy House stall caught our attention. They serve dry hot pot now. Yeah, my favourite dish.

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You pick the ingredients and it is charged by weight. Although the poster above said minimum order is 300g, I remembered the server told us the minimum order is 400g. Besides the ingredients, you have a choice on the main to go with it; ranges from rice to various noodles. You also have a choice of the level of spiciness.

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Our plate above came to $11.20. My choice of main was broad potato noodles and the second highest spiciness which is “da la”. Continue reading