Tian Shi Fu Restaurant on No. 3 Road, Richmond

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

Chef Rong Noodle House in Crystal Mall Food Court, Burnaby

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

Angel Cake House on Fraser St., Vancouver

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.

Angel Cake Cafe Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Pho Lan on No. 3 Road, Richmond

It’s been a while that my family had been to Pho Lan, simply because the parking is difficult. We decided to give it a try a Saturday evening as we came out early for dinner, around 5PM. We were surprised to see the parking lot was quite empty at that time.

Arkensen ordered his usual #7; Pho Lan Special Beef Noodle Soup. It has rare steak, well done flank, beef balls, tendon and tripe. I love the huge bowl because I got to tax his soup.

The regular complements; bean sprouts, basil and lime for the pho noodles.

Ben and I shared a plate of 3 skewers of beef/pork or chicken on vermicelli. We had one of each, beef, pork and chicken. There were a lot of meat. The meat were lightly charred which added caramelization to the meat.

The vermicelli and salad were seasoned with some fish sauce.

Nanzaro got his favaourite Bun Bo Hue which I forgot to take a photo.

The meal came to CAD41 including tax and tips. Pho Lan accepts cash only.

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

Krispy Kreme on 120th St., Surrey

While we were in Surrey, Ben decided to go for dessert at Krispy Kreme since we seldom patrol this area.

This is the only Krispy Kreme in Metro Vancouver.

Like all Krispy Kreme locations, customers can view the making of the donuts from a glass enclosed kitchen.

It’s always difficult to choose from so many varieties. I wished they have bite size samplers like the Tim Horton’s donut holes. Continue reading

Apna Chaat House on 120th St., Surrey

On a Friday evening, Ben brought me to Apna Chaat House for dinner.

Apna Chaat House serves Indian Street Food in a restaurant setting.

One of the wall serves as a huge menu.

Another wall is decorated with a huge mural about Indian street food.

There are also Indian style Chinese food.

Ben ordered the Pav Bhaji; it’s a thick vegetable curry served with two soft bread rolls. There were a lot of onions in the sauce. Continue reading

Szechuan Delicious on No. 3 Road, Richmond Closing Soon

Our family had been trying to come to this restaurant more often once we learned that the current location will be closed in July due to redevelopment. We really hope they will find a new home.

When we come as a family of four, we always get the combo for 4 for CAD52. We like it because for that we get two appetizers and choose four main dishes. You cant beat that for value because Szechuan cuisine is generally more expensive than other Chinese cuisine. We sure are going to miss this place when it closes soon.

The free appetizers are Spicy Pig Ears and Mung Bean Noodle in a tangy and spicy sauce. Ben likes the sauce so much that sometime we bring our own container to take the leftover sauce home as we dare not ask the server to pack the sauce to go.

There are three choices for the fish dish; Water Boiled Fish, Fish with Tofu (that’s our choice this time) and Fish with Preserved Vegetable. Ben commented that the fish is good, just wonder what fish is it. Continue reading

Nabegugyo Hot Pot Cuisine on Cambie St., Vancouver

Ben and I finally get to try the ramen hot pot from Nabegugyo Hot Pot Cuisine on Cambie St. on a Friday evening.

We had wanted to check this place out for several times but just did not make it.

There is a communal long U shape table and several 2 and 4 seater tables. We were seated at the communal table. It reminds me of a hot pot place named Xiabu Xiabu that Ben and I like to go to when we were in Beijing. I did not blog about it because no photography is allowed in Xiabu Xiabu.

We were served an appetizer of sea weed salad before our food arrive.

Ben ordered the Sukiyaki Hot Pot with pork but they gave him pork instead. It came with a bowl of steam rice and … Continue reading

Birthday Celebration at Tandoori Flame in Delta

The June birthday boy wanted to celebrate his birthday at Tandoori Flame, the new Indian Buffet in Delta. I was not so eager for any all you can eat as I always ended up regretting it.

We called up to check if they accept reservation. Unfortunately, no. So, we arrived about 5 minutes before the dinner opening time at 5:00PM and there was a line already.

We waited for at least 30 minutes before we got to the reception desk just next to the bar.

One of the server briefly showed us the buffet area and brought us to our table at the covered patio. The server returned to check with Ben if we wanted to order some cocktail or juice while the rest of us were lining up to get our food, she was definitely not happy when Ben said no.

The above is from the appetizer section.

The most interesting item is the puri where you crack the top of the fried bread and stuffed it with some savory accompaniments and some sour and spicy sauces. Continue reading