It was only of those rare nights when we went out for a movie. I tried to get both the boys to come along but only Nanzaro was willing to come along — somewhat reluctantly.
We chose a rather random movie. We chose it more because of the movie timing than the show. It was called “The Town”. It was about robberies, shoot outs with a bit of romance thrown in. Suanne doesn’t like such shows but Nanzaro and I does. But she likes Ben Affleck (who incidentally also has a role directing this film).
Nanzaro and I checked before we left the house. The movie is rated 14+ but they have two of those “ahem” scenes. It was kind of awkward, especially for Nanzaro. The show was totally predictable … enjoyable but I thought I saw this story line a hundred of times on TV already.
After the movie, we went to look for a small bite. Not wanting to drive far, we went to Richmond’s glutton street. We could not find one that we had not blogged about before and yet will stay open at least until 11PM.
Come to think of it, we don’t usually dine out after 9PM. That is why we were kind of surprised that many restaurants were already closed or were closing by 10PM.
Without much of a choice left, we went to the Amigo Restaurant. Among the many HK Style Cafes in Richmond, this is one place we had never had the want to check out. I am not sure why. Maybe it is because people don’t talk about this place or maybe I thought this is an Asian teenager hangout.
Apparently. it was not a teenager hangout. This is very much like the usual HK Style Cafe you find elsewhere in Richmond. The whole place seems so slow, it even seem so listless. The customers were so quiet, like they are there just for a bite and don’t talk to each other much. It is weird … everyone look so tired.
Service was good. Very prompt. We got everything we needed when we need them.
There was not much of a choice already at that hour. The waitress handed us their “Afternoon Delight/Late-night Special” menu (click to show in larger image).
It is small, just 32 items. All of them very normal HK Style fare. Nothing particularly exciting or stands out for us. They are mostly $7 and that came with hot coffee or tea ($1 extra for cold).
Suanne wanted something super light and found the lightest to be the Sweet Soy Sauce Chicken Wing (6 pcs).
This is $8 for … just 6 winglets served on a bed of iceberg lettuce.
The winglets were so terribly small that it fits on a spoon. I did not know that this even came in this size at all.
For $8 for 6 pieces, I find this not worth the money. I was wondering what happened to the wing tip. At least serve that too and make it look bigger, no?
Nanzaro did not order the fried rice.
Instead, he had the Stir fried Noodle with Mixed Seafood and XO Special Sauce ($8).
What XO sauce? What more XO Special Sauce? The sauce is so flat that it is almost like soya sauce noodles and does not do much in flavouring this dish. If anything, it was quite oily. Anyway, this one has squid, scallop, prawn, mushroom, cabbage and sweet pepper on it.
Well, well … yours truly ordered the fried rice. How is that for a change? Even Nanzaro was surprised.
This is the Thai Style Shrimp Fried Rice ($8). Actually, there is nothing Thai about this fried rice. Maybe it is the prawns that they think that made it “Thai”. It is just like added pineapple to it and call it “Hawaiian”.
Like the noodles, this is also quite greasy. What would have made it more Thai and better is if they had fried some chili padi with it.
We asked for the hot milk tea to go (for the next days breakfast). We did not want to drink it as we cant sleep if we drink tea at this hour.
Have anyone ever tried Amigo Restaurant before? I am sure they have an expanded menu for the daytime hours.