Fortune Terrace Chinese Cuisine on River Road, Richmond

The praise dance group at the Richmond United Church wound down for the year last week. I joined them for lunch for this occasion to celebrate the end of the session.

Our group occupied 3 tables as we had over 30 people. We were seated in the private room.

The good thing about this restaurant is that tea is free of charge as we had the VIP card.

Deep fried peanuts to nibble as we settled down at the table.  We also got several saucers of the XO sauce.

Vicky ordered for our table as she is a regular to dim sum restaurants. We had two orders of the Steamed Truffle Shui Mai.

The above is one of the signature dish here, i.e. Truffle, Ginger and Kai Lan Egg White Fried Rice. Continue reading

Royal Seafood Restaurant in Garden City Shopping Centre, Richmond

The praise dance at Richmond Chinese Alliance Church had the last session of praise dance last Friday. It will resume in February 2018.

All the participants were presented with a token of appreciation. It is a Christmas card made of a photo of the group.

We usually have some snacks after the practice, sponsored by the church.

For this meeting, Jessica, one of the participant made some Steamed Rice Cake with Red Bean (“Poot Jei Gou”) for the group. It is very kind of her. If you are interested on how to make it, chowtimes has the recipe here.

After snack, we continued with a review practice which is held at the last session of the month. The group (some of us) then adjourned to their regular dim sum restaurant, Royal Seafood Restaurant for lunch.

Thomas was in charged of the ordering. The above is the Free Range Chicken in Mustard Sauce. Beware that sometimes the mustard sauce can gives you a sting up the nose if you hit a piece with a good dose of it. Continue reading

Lotus Root Pork Neck Bone Soup

Soup is always good for cold days.

Ben wanted to have lotus root soup. I usually made lotus soup with pork bones. Ben likes to dig the meat from bones and flavours it with the Spicy Maggi seasoning.

Ingredients

  • 1 slab of pork neck bone (the butcher will chop it up into pieces)
  • 2 to 3 nodes of lotus root, depending on size
  • few slices of ginger
  • salt to taste

Lotus root is rich in Vitamin C and a good source of dietary fiber. It has a crunchy texture and when cook long enough like making soup, the texture become “powdery” (in Cantonese, “fern”).

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Praise Dance Christmas Dinner 2017

I attended the annual Christmas Party organized by Canada Praise Dance Association for the first time last Saturday.

The event was attended by 370 and represented by twenty over groups all over metro Vancouver.

The event was well organized by a lot of volunteers.

The event opens its door at 2:15pm while the actual program starts at 3:30pm.

Fruits and desserts were served while we wait for the program to start.

The desserts were mostly made by volunteers. The above jello was so pretty. Continue reading

Sanbo Restaurant on No.3 Road, Richmond

Ben and I attended the Remembrance Day Service in Richmond.

The service took place at the Cenotaph right in front of the City Hall.

After the service, Ben and I walked over to Sanbo Restaurant for lunch. Since it was still early for lunch hour, we had no problem getting a table. This place is usually busy at peak lunch or dinner hour.

We had hot Hong Kong style coffee and milk tea which came with our meal.

Ben ordered the Beef Tripe Lo Mien but he got the Hainanese Chicken Lo Mien. We thought the server made a mistake and we just did not bother to ask and just accept the food as we were not fussy people. Continue reading

Chachi’s Pacific Centre, Vancouver

Nanzaro went to downtown for lunch again.

He had lunch at the Pacific Centre food court.

He picked Chachi’s for lunch. The packaging looks good and environment friendly.

He had a Pulled Pork with Mac & Cheese Sandwich. The bun was tender and the sweet chili BBQ sauce goes well with the creamy mac & cheese.

He also added a side of Jalapeno chips which has a little kick in it.

His meal came to CAD13.65 including tax. Credit card is accepted here.