Al Bhasa on Blundell Road, Richmond

Lorna called me to go for “yum cha” on a weekday. “Yum cha” generally meant to go for dim sum for Hongkong people.

IMG_4511

I suggested middle eastern food instead. I remembered Nanzaro told me about a sharwama place in Blundell and Garden City Road.

IMG_4498

This restaurant used to be operated by Filipino but now it looks like it’s more authentic as the owner is of middle eastern descendant.

IMG_4499

We ordered two items to share. (more…)

Continue Reading

Lobster Combo from Happy Date Bakery & Restaurant, Park Road

On a Sunday evening, Ben suggested to go to Happy Date Bakery & Restaurant for dinner. He saw a tank full of lobster the other day when we had breakfast here.

IMG_4479

Complimentary daily soup of pork bone and lotus root was flavourful.

IMG_4481

We had the lobster combo with 2 dishes. I added the “yee mien” for an additional $5. Since we wanted noodle with the lobster dish, we had the ginger and green onion flavour so that the noodle can soak up the sauce. The boys picked the meaty and easy to eat part of the lobster. They are not a fan of shell fish or anything with bones in. (more…)

Continue Reading

Mei Yee Bakery on Victoria Dr., Vancouver

After lunch at Benss Cafe, we walked along Victoria Dr. a bit to help digestion. Ben likes to walk after a meal. Not so much for the boys.

IMG_4469

We stopped by Mei Yee Bakery to buy some stuff for breakfast and snacks.

IMG_4471

Ben wanted the Chicken steam buns which comes in 4 in a bag.

IMG_4477

The bun does not look big when we bought it, but when we had it for breakfast the next morning, it felt bigger than it look. It is filled with chicken, ham, salted egg yolk and some crunchy daikon (I think). (more…)

Continue Reading

Benss Cafe at Victoria Drive, Vancouver

We intended to go Kedah House for lunch on a Saturday afternoon. We wanted to have the all you can eat buffet which will be replaced with mixed dishes style of serving. The owner told us that they are not sure when they will implement it yet. We were disappointed to see that Kedah House was not open. Perhaps they are closed for the Muslim holiday.

IMG_4467

So, Ben suggested we go to Victoria Dr. to look for a place to eat. We decided to eat at Benss Cafe which is a Hong Kong style cafe which our boys agreed to.

IMG_4447

The restaurant was not busy when we arrived just around noon. More customers arrived later.

IMG_4462

I ordered the minced pork and salted fish claypot rice. It was quite a big serving. Luckily, Ben helped me to finish it. (more…)

Continue Reading

Dim Sum Lunch at Ningbo Seafood Restaurant

Emily, Lorna, Marian and I met up to celebrate Marian’s belated birthday. We had lunch at Ningbo Seafood Restaurant. We made the appointment at 1PM. I picked up Lorna early, just past 12PM because I know parking here is difficult and I managed to find a parking on the 2nd floor parking in less than 10 minutes.

IMG_4428

Emily and Marian who came on time took 30 minutes to find their parking spots on this weekday lunch.

IMG_4429

Always enjoy menu with photos.

IMG_4431

We decided to go for the specials of the day except for the pork feet soup.

IMG_4433

We had a Celery & Fish Tick Soup instead. (more…)

Continue Reading

Toronto: Breakfast at Boccone at Terminal 1

We woke up early to catch a 9AM flight home. We took the courtesy shuttle which runs every half hour.

IMG_4224

The Aquarium at Terminal 1.

IMG_4233

After clearing security, we still have enough time for breakfast. We had our breakfast at Boccone Trattoria. This restaurant is a partnership  of Toronto Pearson with chef, restaurateur and author Massimo Capra.

IMG_4227

We started with coffee. Caffeine is good in the morning.

IMG_4229

Ben had the Eggs Massimo; 2 eggs cooked in tomato sauce, served with BT potatoes and a choice of bacon, sausage or smoked salmon.

(more…)

Continue Reading

Ottawa Day 2: Lunch at Rangoon Restaurant

We met up with Hao & Xue for a farewell lunch before we depart for Toronto.

IMG_4185

We met at Rangoon Restaurant on Gloucester St.

IMG_4187

The restaurant was busy with the lunch crowd.

IMG_4188

We started off with tea salad. This is a Burmese salad made with lettuce, tomatoes, fermented tea leaves topped with peanuts, sesame seeds and toasted soy bean. The soy bean adds crunchiness to the salad.

IMG_4190

The next appetizer was a Rice Noodle Salad. This one resembles Chinese version of mixed noodle, just that the sauce is a little sour. (more…)

Continue Reading
Close Menu