Bubble Waffle Cafe at Ironwood Plaza, Richmond

I went out with my boys for dinner at Ironwood Plaza on a windy Saturday evening. Ben was still on his business trip.

We usually have dinner early, like between 5 to 6PM. However, Nanzaro was out running and we waited for him to return and shower. We arrived at Bubble Waffle Café close to 8:00PM and was surprised that we do not have to wait for a table.

Arkensen ordered the Boneless Hainanese Chicken Rice. The colour of the chicken rice was just off, too orangey.

Arkensen had iced coffee which comes free with the meal. The free drink only applies to coffee and milk tea. I had the hot honey lemon drink and Nanzaro had the iced version and our drink has and extra charge of 50cents. Continue reading

C-Wok Restaurant on Westminster Hwy, Richmond

Emily, Lorna, Marian and I met up for dinner. Emily just got back to Vancouver after being away for more than 3 months.

We had dinner at C-Wok Restaurant and it was not busy just about 7:00PM.

We went for the set meal with four dishes.

The complementary daily soup of dried bok choy was served first.

The above is the restaurant’s signature dish; Hakka Steamed Salted Chicken. The meat were firm and the skin was gelatinous. Continue reading

Daan Korean Cuisine at Garden City and Blundell Road, Richmond

My family went to a new Korean restaurant on Blundell and Garden City Road in Richmond for dinner. This new Korean restaurant is located just next to the Royal Seafood Restaurant. This dinner is for a birthday celebration for the April birthday boy.

We were there for early dinner just after 5PM. So, getting a table was not a problem.

Later into the evening, there was a short lineup. The restaurant was not too big.

We also noticed that quite a number of people came in for take-out because there is a 10% discount for take out on the soft opening.

Metallic cutlery which is popular among Korean restaurants.

Banchans which we got a second refill after we finished the first serving.

We shared two items among the four of us. The above is the Baby Octopus Hot Plate. We ordered the medium size which serves 2 to 3 people. We asked for medium spiciness. The sauce for this was rather sweet. Continue reading

QE Park Spring Lights Cherry Blossom Festival

Yesterday, Ben, Nanzaro and I went to the Spring Lights Cherry Blossom Festival at Queen Elizabeth Park.

The Spring Lights Festival was from dusk to dawn. We arrived around 7PM and it was not dark yet. We were very lucky to find a parking spot right away. Traffic was bad when we left the park as there were many cars and people trying to attend this festival despite the rain.

There were three food carts at the festival. One of them was McDonald’s giving away free coffee. The line to the food carts were long. We did not get anything from the food carts as we just had dinner.

We walked around QE Park to wait for the sky to darken in order to enjoy the lights gazing upon the cherry blossoms. Continue reading

Enjoy Cafe 1+1 on Westminster Highway, Richmond

Nanzaro wanted a big dinner after his 21 km practice run for the marathon. We went to Enjoy Café after having consensus from Arkensen.

Our meal came with a free hot drink. An extra 0.75cents will be charged for cold drink. Since it is dinner time, I had the hot lemon honey drink so as not to affect my sleep later.

Arkensen ordered the Scallop and Bacon Penne in creamy sauce. I tasted a spoonful and it was tasty and creamy.

Nanzaro ordered the XO Seafood Fried Rice which is a new item in 2018. It was a little spicy. Continue reading

Tony’s Beef Noodle on Cambie, Vancouver

My family went to Tony’s Beef Noodle on Cambie for dinner.

It’s a farewell dinner for Ben as he will be travelling on a short business trip the next morning. Ben picked Tony’s Beef Noodle because it’s near where I’m working now. I found a part time job in Oakridge Mall.

It was just after 6:00pm as we arrived. The restaurant was empty.

Ben ordered the Combination Appetizer of 3. His choice was large intestine, marinated beef slice and marinated beef tripe. He was surprised that Arkensen and Nanzaro dig the innards. Continue reading

Lunch at Ikea, Richmond

Ben and I had lunch at Ikea in Richmond after church service on Sunday. We enjoyed browsing in Ikea while getting our daily walk.

We started off with the Ikea waffles as they were on sale for $1.99, celebrating Swedish Waffle day. I found the waffle doughy. I am not sure what was in the little round pastry, but it was pretty fishy to me. It’s just me because I do not like strong seafood flavour.

We enjoyed Ikea’s coffee. Continue reading

Huang’s Beef Noodle on Victoria Dr., Vancouver

Ben and I were on the way to Oakridge Mall and we need to take a quick lunch before my appointment time.

We stopped by Huang’s Beef Noodle just around noon.

There were 5 customers at 2 tables when we arrived. Since we were really tight on our schedule, we were hoping for a quicker service. Apparently, the restaurant only has one person managing the front and back at that time. Service was quite slow and I was anxious that I will not make it to my appointment.

We ordered two items to share. The above is the Spicy Half Tendon Half Meat with Noodle in Soup. Continue reading

Langara’s “Brown Paper Couture” Exhibit in Oakridge Centre’s East Galleria

I was at Oakridge Mall and came upon the Langara’s “Brown Paper Couture” Exhibit in the East Galleria.

This exhibit showcase couture dresses made by local Langara students. The material used include corrugated cardboard, twine, dimpled packaging paper and wrapping paper. The decorations or accessories are made from coffee filters, cupcake papers, strings and thumbtacks. Glue gun and wire are used to stich everything together. What an amazing project.

I remembered seeing such exhibit in the PNE too.

Here are the exhibits for your enjoyment.

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Landowne Center Outdoor Spring Carnival

Ben and I went to Lansdowne Mall for lunch as we wanted to check out the carnival which takes place every spring break. I also wanted to check out my new cell phone picture quality as I had to let go of my old cell phone and camera which had broke down.

Nowadays, Ben and I cannot eat a lot. We usually share a meal for lunch and the only choice we can have is to go to a food court. Instead of going to our favourite Bubble Waffle Café, we tried Grill King this time. The server must have caught me taking a photo of the stall and he posted a smile for the camera, :-).

We shared the Korean Noodle Soup which was posted on the banner. We opted for grill chicken which was pretty good.

We do not find anything Korean about this noodle soup, just a regular Chinese noodle soup.

The combo meal came with a large cup of milk tea. It was a great deal for less than CAD7.00.

After lunch, we went outside to check out the carnival. This year, the carnival took place from 16th March to 25 March, 2018. Continue reading