Andy Lai and family from Portland visited Vancouver this week. Andy was Ben’s primary and secondary school mates. They only found each other back last year through the wonder of internet. Andy and Ben has not met one another for more than 25 years. It was very unfortunate for Ben as he was in London this week and unable to meet up with Andy.
Nevertheless, Andy met up with me and the kids while they were in Richmond on Wednesday. We went shopping at Parker Place and Aberdeen Centre. Andy and family love to come to Vancouver for shopping and food. According to Andy, there is not many Chinese restaurants in Portland. Andy will go all the way to look for good food.
After a day of shopping, we went to Red Star Seafood Restaurant on Granville St and West 67th Avenue for dinner. Andy’s friends, Tom and Marina recommended this restaurant.
Andy and Tom ordered a lot of dishes that evening. Here are some of the dishes they ordered.
Lobsters stir fried in ginger and green onions.
Spicy long beans.
Mushrooms braised with scallops.
A fish dish on a platter of vegetables.
There were more dishes like a pork chop dish, deep fried sea bass with melon salad and a pork and herbal soup. The dinner ended with a green bean dessert soup with some cookies and sesame seed fried dough.
It was a scrumptious dinner. As Andy said, nothing beats good food with good friends. Thank you Andy and Kathy.