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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.

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.

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Wah Yuen Noodle House in Yaohan Food Court, Richmond

Ben and I were at the Yaohan Foodcourt looking for breakfast.

We settled with Wah Yuen Noodle House for some Hong Kong style breakfast.

Ben had a multi meatballs noodle soup for $6. It came with some seedweed too.

I had a Beef and Tendon dry mix noodle. It is also $6. More on following page. Click here to continue reading

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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.

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.

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

The wonton is small with lots of wonton skin to absorb the lightly vinegarish chili oil. More on following page. Click here to continue reading

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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.

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.

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

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.

Credit card is accepted at Thai Express. More on following page. Click here to continue reading

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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.

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

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.

Our plate above came to $11.20. My choice of main was broad potato noodles and the second highest spiciness which is “da la”. More on following page. Click here to continue reading

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XO Beef Noodle in Yaohan Foodcourt, Richmond

It’s comfort food time. We went to the Yaohan food court for some simple comfort food. Nanzaro wanted to have the Spicy Lamb Noodle from Want Want Hot & Spicy House in the foodcourt.

I decided to try a relatively new stall called XO Beef Noodle. It serves Vietnamese style food.

It also has a section of prepared dishes.

I decided to go for their combo for $7.50 which includes a hot drink of coffee or tea. More on following page. Click here to continue reading

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Saboten, Aberdeen Food Court in Richmond

Arkensen had a birthday lunch at Ninkazu and he is supposed to meet up with his friends at the Aberdeen Mall. So, Nanzaro and I decided to have lunch at Aberdeen food court after we dropped Arkensen off.

I decided to try out Saboten Japanese Cutlet, a relatively new addition to the food court. Since it’s opening, I had seen long line up the couple of occasions I was at the food court. I hate line up and so, I did not bother to try the food the couple of times I was at there.

This time, there is no line at all.

I ordered the Tenderloin Katsu Sandwich which came pre-packed. The moment I placed the order, the sandwich was packed in a plastic bag and handed to me even before I managed to get my purse out.

The Tenderloin Katsu Sandwich came in three pieces of about 3.5″x1.5″x1.5″ dimension. The pork tenderloin is crispy on the outside with a slightly tangy sauce. It was good except that it is very small.

The Tenderloin Katsu Sandwich is $5.32 with tax.

You can click on the menu to have a larger view.

As for Nanzaro, I could not persuade him to order something from Saboten. He wanted to pick his own food. More on following page. Click here to continue reading

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Want Want Hot & Spicy House and Fresh Elements in Yaohan, Richmond

It’s lunch time on a Sunday. The boys wanted some comfort food and suggested to go to Yaohan Center food court.

It’s been quite a while since we last visited the Yaohan Center food court. The boys went straight to the Curry House stall for their comfort food. Arkensen ordered the Hainanese Chicken Rice while Nanzaro had the Char Koay Teow.

I walked around to look for something for myself. The Want Want Hot & Spicy House caught my attention. The name sounded familiar. Apparently, there is a similar name stall in Crystal Mall.

Upon checking with the server, I was told that this stall had opened for business in Yaohan Center for a year.

My attention was caught by the photos of noodles in hotpot on the wall, especially the red hot on the right.

But, I did not order that. I ordered the Lamb Noodle instead. I love lamb. The server asked me if I want it spicy and if I want cilantro with it. Of course, my answer is yes for both. The lamb noodle is $7.75.

When the server collected payment from me, she asked for $10.75. I looked puzzled … More on following page. Click here to continue reading

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