Home Skillet in Bellingham

It has become a tradition for us to go to Bellingham for Black Friday shopping. With the unfavourable exchange rate, there is no wait time at the border.

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We went to Home Skillet for breakfast as Nanzaro wanted to eat at a diner. You’ll know you are at the right place as there is a large skillet decorated the bicycle stand.

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The restaurant is very colorful, including the chairs at the outside for waiting customers.

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We were seated at the counter since all the tables were occupied. I like the lighting made of mason jars.

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Nanzaro ordered the Meaty Veggy Skillet. The only thing he did not like was the present of tomatoes. He simply does not like the texture of tomatoes. So, the tomatoes made their way to mom’s plate. Continue reading

Szechuan Delicious Restaurant on No. 3 Road

It was a Thursday afternoon that Ben brought me to Szechuan Delicous Restaurant for lunch. He had taken the Friday off and he felt like having his favourite cuisine to celebrate the start of his long weekend.

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He ordered his favourite appetizer, pork belly with garlic sauce. Underneath the pork belly is a pile of bean sprout.

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I picked the second dish which was lamb with green onion served in a hot plate. It came sizzling hot. I like the caramelized onions and the lightly charred lamb at the bottom.

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We enjoyed the dishes with steam rice. It was a good meal.

Szechuan Delicious accepts cash only.

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

Penang Delight Cafe, Marpole

My family went to Penang Delight Cafe for a Malaysian lunch on a weekend.

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We arrived a few minutes before the opening time and waited for the open sign to be flipped over.

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Obviously, we were their first customers of the day. One thing that Arkensen does not about the place is the seat which are wooden benches lined with cushion. He said the seating is not comfy.

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Ben in-charged of ordering the food. The first item was Prawn Mee with mix noodles, i.e. it comes with vermicelli and oil noodle. Having mix noodles is common in Malaysia but Arkensen finds it odd. Continue reading

Caffe Artigiano Yaletown, Vancouver

After lunch, we walked around the neighbourhood to look for a place for coffee. We walked up and down the street only to find Blenz and Starbucks. But Whitney would prefer something else.

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We walked further and found Caffe Artigiano on Davie Street.

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The place was small, with a few small round tables.

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Angie bought us the coffee, thank you Angie. Continue reading

The Flying Pig in Yaletown, Vancouver

Whitney organized a gathering for Angie (seasaltwithfood.com), Polly and I in late October.

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We went to The Flying Pig in Yaletown for the convenience of all.

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Polly and I arrived early at 11:10AM. We were their first customers of the day.

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The server brought some complimentary bread with butter while we waited for everyone to arrive.

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Angie ordered a Chopped House Salad. It came in a big plate with free range chicken, tomatoes, cucumber, eggs, avocado, bacon and iceberg lettuce. She asked for a vinaigrette dressing instead of the ranch or blue cheese dressing on the menu. Continue reading

Cheng Du Xiao Chi on No. 3 Road, Richmond

Ben and I had just watched an episode of Antony Bourdain Parts Unknown to Chengdu. It inspired us to go for Sichuan food for dinner.

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Our initial plan was to go to Szechuan Delicious Restaurant across Richmond Center but it was closed that day. So, Ben decided to try Cheng Du Xiao Chi which is located in a small strip mall next Aberdeen Square (just before Aberdeen Square if you travel south to north on No.3 Road).

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There is a small sign visible from No. 3 Road.

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It was not too busy as we arrived before 6:00PM.

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Picture menu is always good. Continue reading

Pho 37 on Steveston Highway, Richmond

We arrived back in Richmond past 7:00PM from the salmon tour. Lorna wanted to have dinner before returning home.

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We went to the nearby Ironwood Plaza and settled for Vietnamese dinner.

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Since Marian and I were not hungry yet, we ordered a couple of appetizers and a main dish to share. Spring Rolls were crunchy.

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Green Papaya Salad was quite appetizing with a slightly tangy dressing. Lorna likes the crunchy crackers.

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The Lemongrass Chicken on Rice was a big serving. We even had some leftover packed to go.

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The restaurant was busy. Marian asked for some peanut sauce for the spring rolls but the server did not bring it. Marian asked for the peanut sauce because she was curious about the jars and jars of peanut butter she saw at the back of the kitchen when she visited their bathroom.

Pho 37 Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Black Forest Restaurant in Harrison Hotsprings

After the salmon tour, the bus brought us to Harrison Hotsprings for lunch.

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We only had one hour for lunch due to the time lost on the way due to lost of our way.

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After walking down the Village Mall, we (Marian, Lorna & I) decided to have our lunch at Black Forest Restaurant.

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Black Forest Restaurant is a German restaurant.

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The interior is dimly lit and cozy. Continue reading

Bestie Chicken Pot on Garden City Road, Richmond

Emily, Marian, Lorna and I met up as Emily and Marian will be going back to China and Philippines respectively for holiday.

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We met in Bestie Chicken Pot which is on the Chopstick Fest list which took place from Oct 15-30.

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We arrived at 6:00PM and the place was not busy yet.

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We ordered the set menu for 4 for $59.95 from the Chopstick fest menu. The server told us that the chopstick fest menu is limited per night and has to be reserved but they managed to allocate one for us.

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Since Marian arrived late due to coming from work, we ordered a couple of appetizers first. The above Pig Ear appetizer was a popular dish here as the server told us. The pig ears was on top of a bed of cucumbers and doused with spicy chili oil. They were too spicy for Emily and Lorna as they had to dip them in water to wash off the chili oil before eating them. Continue reading

Royal Seafood Restaurant in Garden City Shopping Centre, Richmond

The praise dance group from Richmond Chinese Alliance Church has dim sum lunch at the end of each month. There is also an extra 30 minutes of revision time at the end of the regular time table.

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We went to Royal Seafood Restaurant for dim sum lunch at the end of September.

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One of the attendant brought her own tea leaves for us to try. The name of the tea is literary translated to “Big Red Robe”.

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The “red” tea was smooth and pleasant. Thank you for the sharing.

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Since it’s already close to noon, we ordered mostly items from the kitchen. We could smelled the salted fish when the above Diced Chicken, Salty Fish & Pineapple Fried Rice arrived at the table. Continue reading