My family went out for lunch on a dreary Sunday afternoon. The rain is welcomed to wash off all the snow on the side walk before the next arctic outflow arrives.
We had lunch at Golden Paramount Seafood Restaurant just because we found a parking spot in front of the restaurant which is reserved for the restaurant.
The restaurant was full house at just after 12:00PM.
We ordered a few dim sum to share. The above was Nanzaro’s choice of Steam Prawn Dumpling. They were not very big but came in 5 pieces. The skin was quite easily came out when picking it up with a pair of chopsticks.
Arkensen wanted the Steam Pork Dumpling with Fish Rose. They are stuffed with prawns too.
I ordered the Steam Bean Curd Sheet. The boys did not like this because it has a strong celery aroma to it. Continue reading
Ben and I went to check out the new Bahn Mi Tres Bon in the central at Garden City. This is where the new Walmart Supercenter is located.
We came just about 7:00PM and the place was almost full. The dining area is not big, with a long table, a few small tables and a casual sofa seating area. Seating is quite tight.
Customers place order and pay at the counter. The menu is not big, slightly pricier than regular Vietnamese restaurant.
Customers will be given a number to be placed at your table so that the server will deliver your orders to your table.
At the back of the restaurant, there is a self service counter of water, condiments and cutlery.
We tried a few items. The above is Vietnamese style fresh soy milk. We had the hot version which was served piping hot. It has good soy milk flavour with just the right sweetness. Continue reading
Ben and I went to Burnaby for a walk on the last day of the holiday season before works resume.
We had lunch at Qin Ma Grill across the Real Canadian Superstore in Metrotown.
I like the huge poster on the wall depicting a hawker style stall.
Ben ordered a small Mala Soup Bowl for $13.99. The small bowl allow 3 choices of meat and 2 choices of veggies. Ben choice was lamb, pork belly and beef tripe with potatoes and bean curd. Continue reading
Ben and I were out looking for a place for lunch along Victoria Dr.
We came upon a new ramen restaurant (to us) at the junction of East 41st Ave and Victoria Dr.
There is a glass display window showcasing their menu, drinks and fake ramen bowls outside the restaurant.
I guess Kokoru means heart and there is a Chinese character heart near the entrance. The dining area is made up of a long table in the middle of the dining area and individual dining tables on the sides.
We ordered an appetizer of Chicken Karage. They were very crispy. There is 3 type of sauces that you can choose from and we opted for the chili soy. Continue reading
Ben and I went out for lunch on a work week day. He came home early as he had to renew his passport.
We went to Lu Charcoal Grill in the Brighouse strip mall. Lu Charcoal Grill opens for breakfast at 9:30am.
The place is decorated with soccer memorabilias.
I like the lantern lighting with a warm glow.
We ordered two combo breakfast items to share. The first combo (Combo 1, $8.95) consists of Chinese crepes (Jian Bing). Their version was a bit soggy, even the crispy dough was not crispy. Continue reading
The Richmond Success Women Club visited the Oak Tree Senior Home to bring some joy and spirit of Christmas.
The itinerary for the visit include Chinese folk dances, Chinese fan exercises, karaoke and games.
After the visit, a group of 14 people went for dim sum lunch at Sun Sui Wah Seafood Restaurant on No. 3 Road.
X.O. sauce; one of the more delicate sauces. Here are the dim sum we had.
Siu Mai (pork dumpling).
Steamed Tripe with Ginger & Green Onion. Continue reading
Lorna invited me and Polly to the 2016 Success Richmond Women Club Christmas dinner at the Continental Seafood Restaurant in early December as most restaurants are fully booked for Christmas dinner nearer towards Christmas day.
As usual, it is also an appreciation night for committee members who had served for 6 years and also members who had joined for 10 and 20 years. It is also a night to present the ledger and introduce the new committee members for the following year.
The table setting includes a small table gift for everyone to bring home. No one is going home empty handed.
Various sauces for different dishes. For example, plum sauce for BBQ duck, vinegar for soup, green onion and ginger sauce for steamed chicken, etc.
First course always start with a platter of BBQ duck, Mushroom Bean Curd Wrap (cold), BBQ Pork, Marinated Spiced Beef Tendon and Seaweed Salad.
The next dish is Stir Fried Squid and Chicken with Celery. Continue reading
My family went out for lunch on a Sunday. Ben and I were surprised that our boys agreed to go for Korean cuisine.
We went to Samsoonie Noodle & Rice on Westminster Highway. This restaurant is managed by Korean and am pretty sure it serves authentic Korean food.
As usual, banchans were served. Here, it only serves two banchans.
Nanzaro ordered the Nagazaki Seafood Ramen. He likes that the cabbages were fried and flavoured. Continue reading
I went with Lorna to her house after the community kitchen to install a portable backup drive that I helped her to buy during the Black Friday sales. After the job was done, Lorna wanted to go out for afternoon tea. She suggested to go to Pearl Castle Cafe in Richmond Center.
We ordered a couple of appetizers. The above deep fried chicken was really good. It was super crunchy outside and moist inside.
The second appetizer was deep fried squid. It was served with a Thai sweet chili sauce. This was not bad but I would prefer the deep fried chicken better. Continue reading
I had to send my car for maintenance on a Tuesday afternoon and had three hours to kill. Coincidentally, Polly called me up a day before to ask me if I wanted to go out for coffee. So, I made arrangement for Polly to pick me up from the automall after I dropped off my car. We went to Beard Papa’s on No. 3 Road for convenience as I can take the free shuttle back to automall from Richmond Center later.
We shared a couple of little cakes. The above is Mont Blanc which is a sponge cake iced with chestnuts cream. It is called Mont Blanc as it resembles a snow-capped mountain.
The next cake we tried was the Mango Mousse Cake.
There is even some mango puree in the center of the cake. Continue reading