Tokyo Tonkotsu Ramen on Kingsway, Burnaby

Ben and I went to Burnaby for lunch on a Sunday. There are 3 new Japanese ramen restaurants on the stretch of strip mall across Metrotown.

We went to one of them which is Tokyo Tonkotsu Ramen as the decor was quite impressive from the outside.

The entrance was decorated with a big gong.

I like the Chinese characters “La Mien” and the bowl of ramen logo made with pennies. I just wonder how can we get hold of pennies now when they are not in circulation anymore.

Ben ordered the Miso Ramen at $12.50. It was ok but nothing too extraordinary. Continue reading

Szechuan Delicious on No. 3 Road, Richmond

When we go out as a family of four to Szechuan Delicous, we usually order the Combo for four. However, this time, there were only three of us, so we went for the a la carte.

We had the Slice Lamb with Green Onion for $13.95. I prefer this over the Cumin Lamb which has green sweet peppers.

We ordered the favorite vegetable of Arkensen which is Green Bean in Szechuan Sauce.

Ben ordered the Chicken with Hot Sauce (also known as Saliva Chicken). The serving looked big for an appetizer as it came in a big bowl.

Well, as we got the the bottom layer, it was lined with bean sprout. Nevertheless, the sauce was great with steamed rice.

Szechuan Delicious accepts cash only. We had some leftover to bring home. We just cant eat that much anymore.

Szechuan Delicious Restaurant Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Fresh Bowl in Gas Town, Vancouver

Nanzaro had lunch in downtown after his run at the seawall.

He is starting his training run for the marathon again. So, he chooses to eat healthy during this training period.

Fresh Bowl serves South East Asian inspired noodle, rice and salad with fresh and nutritious ingredients.

First, you pick your grain; Nanzaro opted for organic brown rice. Continue reading

Caramel Chocolate Crackers

A new participant of the South Arm Community Kitchen said she must have something sweet after a meal. There is nothing wrong to treat ourselves with a dessert, just watch the portion size.

We made some Caramel Chocolate Crackers for our sweet treat.

Ingredients

  • 40 salted soda crackers
  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 to 2 cups semi sweet chocolate chips or chunks
  • 1 cup sliced almonds, preferably toasted

Source: South Arm Community Kitchen

Yield: 40 pieces

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Garden Vegetable Soup

The South Arm Community Kitchen made a hearty soup as our main dish.

This Garden Vegetable Soup is good enough for a light lunch with the addition of rice or small noodles.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup diced carrots
  • 1/2 cup diced onions
  • 1/2 cup diced celery
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 cups of broth (chicken, beef or vegetable) or more
  • 1 1/2 cups sweet peppers (green, red and yellow)
  • 1 cup diced zucchini
  • 1 cup diced potatoes
  • 1/2 cup rice or small noodle
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste or 1/2 can tomato soup
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil (or 1 teaspoon fresh one)
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • black pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

Many hands in the kitchen makes preparation easier as there is a lot of chopping to do.

Source: South Arm Community Kitchen

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Corn and Crab Salad

The South Arm Community Kitchen resumed on the 17th January.

We started off with a Corn and Crab Salad. You can find the recipe here.

This is a great appetizer recipe to serve in a party.

We substituted with jicama with Fuji apple as Minoo was not able to find jicama during her groceries shopping trip.

Minoo also shared the above kitchen conversions for our easy reference.

Prata Man on Capstan Way, Richmond

Ben and I went to Prata-Man for lunch on a Sunday afternoon after church service.

We arrived around 1PM and the restaurant was full. But we did not have to wait long for a table.

The menu seems to have been simplified compared to our previous visit here. You can click on the menu to have a larger view.

Ben ordered the Hainanese Chicken Rice. He originally wanted to order the Mee Goreng but when he saw the dish from a neighboring table, he changed his mine. The chicken was served boneless.

Ben enjoyed the oily rice which came with his Hainanese chicken. Continue reading

Pokerrito at Dunsmuir St., Vancouver

Arkensen and Nanzaro went for an ice hockey game in December.

They had dinner in downtown before the game. They went to Pokerrito because they love raw fish.

They went for the build your own poke bowls. You pick your protein, mix-ins, sides, toppings and sauces.

I only had Nanzaro’s meal details as Arkensen does not care to take the photo of his food. Nanzaro opted for the poke bowl with salmon and Ahi tuna. He selected citrus ponzu for his sauce. Continue reading

Kowloon Bay BBQ House on Westminster Hwy, Richmond

Ben went to look out for another BBQ place. The Parker Place BBQ is always busy with a long line.

He decided to try out the roast pork from Kowloon Bay BBQ House which is located in the same strip mall as N-Joy Cafe.

Ben loves it. The roast pork here is made from just the pork belly. This is similar to the HK BBQ Master style. I like that the chef (the person who chop up the roast pork) made the effort to arrange the meat nicely. Although the roast pork is from the belly, it is not too fatty. Ben has a new favorite now.

If I remembered correctly. one pound of roast pork is CAD11.

You can eat in too.

The above are some of the options.

Kowloon Bay BBQ House accepts cash only.

Kowloon Bay BBQ House Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato