My family visited the RMD Oriental Rice Noodle on Akroyd Rd for dinner on Sunday evening.
This is a new restaurant that replaced the Tri-Ty Café.
The name of the restaurant literally says “Cross Bridge Rice Noodle”; just like the art work on the wall.
The above is how the ingredients of the dish being served; everything displayed in small saucers. The sliced meat in rectangle box is charged extra for $2.99. Both Nanzaro and Ben selected lamb for the extra meat.
Ben decided to have Bahn Mi for lunch after church service on a Sunday.
We went to Bahn Mi Saigon on Victoria Drive, Vancouver.
The place was very busy around 1PM. There is a few small tables in the restaurant but most people just take out and go. There is also fresh baguette for sale @ $2.75. Quite a few people bought the baguette while we were there.
There was an assembly line at the preparation counter. One person does the spreading of butter & pork liver pate, another fills the cold cut and other meat and the next person will fill with fresh cucumber slices, pickled carrots and white radish and cilantro and top with chili sauce. The last person will wrap the baguette.
The Caring Place Community Kitchen made Peach Apple Cobbler for dessert since peach is in season.
The Peach Apple Cobbler is best served warm with a dollop of vanilla ice-cream.
- 1 large can (540ml) canned peaches, drained or 3 large peaches, seeded and slice
- 4 cups thinly sliced apple
- 1/4 cup whole wheat flour
- 1/4 cup all purpose flour
- 4 tablespoons sugar
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon grated lemon or lime zest
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup butter
- 1/2 cup butter milk
Source: this recipe is adapted from Food Skills for Families on a Smart Budget
The main course for this vegetarian theme meal at the Caring Place Community Kitchen was a Lentil Mushroom Stew over Mashed Potatoes.
This is a very hearty meal. Minoo also suggested that we baked this into a casserole. Just lay the mashed potatoes at the bottom of a baking dish, topped with the lentil mushroom stew and then with grated cheese. Baked until golden brown. Sounds delicious.
Mashed potatoes ingredients
- 1 pound yellow or Russet potatoes, peeled and coarsely diced
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1 to 2 tablespoons olive oil or butter
- 2 to 4 tablespoons vegetable broth or milk
Mushroom Lentil Stew Ingredients
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1/2 cup chopped shallot
- 2 cups cremini (or button) mushrooms, sliced
- pinch of salt and pepper each
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh thyme (or rosemary) or use dried ones
- 2/3 cup dry green lentils, rinsed and drained; To improve digestibility, soak the lentils overnight in cool water.
- 2 to 3 cups vegetable broth
- Parmesan cheese
- 1/2 jalapeno pepper, seeded and finely diced, optional
- 1 tablespoon tomato paste, optional
Source: Caring Place Community Kitchen
I had the opportunity to attend the Caring Place Community Kitchen in the month of August. I had not been to this kitchen for a long time.
This kitchen started with a Greek Salad. The dressing was really nice.
- 6 firm ripe tomatoes cut into 1″ chunks
- 1 large red onion, coarsely diced
- 2 long cucumbers, unpeel, cut into 1/2″ cubes
- 2 each green and red bell peppers, stemmed, seeded and cut into 1/2″ squares
- 6 to 8 oz feta cheese coarsely crumbled
- 1/2 cup Greek Kalamata olives, seeded, half
- 4 tablespoons minced fresh mint leaves or parsley
- a few heads of Romaine lettuce, torn to bite size pieces, washed and spin dried or towel dried
Greek Salad Vinaigrette
- 1 large clove of garlic, finely minced
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 small bunch fresh mint leaves lightly packed (about 1/2 cup)
- 2 tablespoons dried oregano
- 1 tablespoon dried thyme
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 3/4 cup fruity extra-virgin olive oil
- 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
Source: Caring Place Community Kitchen
My family went out for lunch on a Saturday afternoon except Nanzaro as he was at work.
We went to Tian Shi Fu on No. 3 Road which shares a space with Sharetea.
We were there before noon and the place was not too busy yet. However, it took a long time for the server to come to our table to take the order and we had to get the attention of the server to come to our table. On top of that, we were not even served any drink as other customers did get water.
Ben ordered a Wuhan Noodle from the appetizer section to start with. It is similar to the noodle we tried at Chu Resto in Aberdeen Foodcourt. The serving was quite big even though the bowl does not look big. It was packed with noodles. The sauce was slightly spicy with sesame paste. We like it. Continue reading
When in Burnaby, our favourite place to eat out is Crystal Mall. The food court has many stalls that we like; e.g. Ipoh Beansprouts, Bubble Waffle Café, Chao Shou Wang, etc.
On this trip, we discovered a new stall, Chef Rong Noodle House. The noodle stall shared the space with a lady who sells Chinese style wrap.
Ben and I ordered two items to share. The above is called Zunyi Tofu Pudding Noodle.
We find that the addition of the tofu pudding was not necessary. Continue reading
Ben and I were doing groceries shopping in Lansdowne Mall at the Langley Farm Market. We stopped by the food court to grab a bite.
We decided to try the Bahn Mi from Villa Vietnamese.
It’s just $4.99 with a free Iced Lemon Tea. Continue reading
Ben and I returned to Angel Cake House for lunch when we were around the neighbourhood. I was hoping I can try one of their dessert after lunch.
We ordered one of the Combo Noodle to try. We had laksa broth with Hainanese Chicken and Fish Puff. There were a lot of oil noodle; our selection of the noodle.
The Hainanese Chicken were bone in and they were not very meaty. The Fish Puff turned out to be Fish Tofu instead.
We preferred the flavour of the laksa broth from Bubble Waffle House. We also like the boneless Hainanese Chicken from Bubble Waffle House.
We also ordered a Fried Sticky Rice to share. We always play safe when only the two of us are eating out. We will order one dish that can be packed home as we know we will not be able to finish two full servings.
The meal came with a free drink, we had one ice-coffee and one ice-milk-tea.
Once again, we do not have room for dessert as we had almost a full serving of the Fried Sticky Rice to bring home.
Our meal came to CAD25 including tax and tips. Angel Cake House accepts cash only.
Every year, Ben and I will go to the Celebration of Light Festival in Vancouver. It is one of the summer highlight in Vancouver.
This year, we decided to watch it from English Bay. We found parking at West 8th Avenue and Hemlock St. and walked all the way to English Bay. The above photo was a scene taken from the Burrard Street Bridge with English Bay in view.
A sunset view with some Canadian geese swimming along the water.
Initially, we settled on a long near the water. After some thought, we changed our mind as we worried the tide will come in later into the evening. We moved on and found a spot on a grassy area. We laid down our blanket and sat down to watch the sunset and people watching as more and more people started to trickle in.
As Ben rested on the blanket, I took a stroll along the beach. I saw a lot of inuksuit built on the rocks by the beach.