Alleluia Cafe at Richspot Plaza, Richmond

Ben and I went for an early breakfast on a Saturday morning. When we arrived at Alleluia Cafe, it was not opened yet, another 10 minutes to the opening time at 8:00AM. So, we went for a short walk before we returned to the restaurant.


Ben wanted something healthy, so he ordered the Nutritious Breakfast. It is listed as Tomato + Banana + Avocado + Poached Egg + Brown Toast. Literally, the items are served individually.


I ordered the Congee Combo as I knew Ben would like some hot Asian style breakfast too. I ordered the Fish Fillet Congee. Ben likes the congee which is slightly grainy.


I ordered the Soy Sauce Fried Noodle for the combo as it’s Ben’s favourite breakfast noodle.


Alleluia Cafe accepts cash only.

Alleluia Cafe Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Baghdad Cafe on Seymour Street, Vancouver

Nanzaro and I were in downtown to run errands. We had some time to kill before our next errand. We decided to get a bite as it was almost lunch hour.


Nanzaro picked the Baghdad Cafe as he likes middle eastern food.


Since I was not that hungry, I just taxed on his order. He went for the Mixed Kebab Platter. The server told us that it will take 10 minutes for it to be prepared.


It came with two type of meat skewers, chicken and beef.


You get to pick the sauces and Nanzaro got some of each which include garlic, hummus and tzatziki.


He also got to pick a salad. As usual, I had most of the tabouleh. I made a simple wrap with the pita bread while Nanzaro had most of the rice and meat.

Baghdad Cafe Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Leisure Tea & Coffee on Alexandra Road, Richmond

It’s been a while since Polly and I met up for cake meet due to her busy schedule. We found time to meet up and went to Leisure Tea & Coffee for a light lunch, more like a snack lunch.


Leisure Tea & Coffee only opens at 12:00PM.


Polly told me that this is a popular place for Taiwanese. Truely enough, a group of middle aged people came in for coffee at the later part of our meal and they spoke “Hokkien”/”Fujian”.


We had the Oriental Style Combo for 2 with 1 black coffee and 1 pot of tea for $26.25. For the tea, Polly selected the Passion Fruit and Pineapple Tea. It was very sweet and fragrant. We asked for a pot of hot water so that we can dilute the tea before drinking. Continue reading

Parklane Chinese Restaurant on Westminster Hwy, Richmond

The praise dance group from Richmond Chinese Evangelical Free Church went for dim sum after the practice to celebrate the mid autumn festival. We went to Parklane Chinese Restaurant. Two of the members got to the restaurant earlier to place the orders first for the early bird discount. When we arrived, a couple of dishes had just delivered to our table. It was nice that we did not have to wait long for food.


Here are the dishes that we had. Taro Root Dumpling with a crispy exterior and a creamy interior.


Steamed Pork Dumpling (“Siew Mai”) with Pork Liver. This is slightly unique with the presence of the pork liver.


Phoenix Claw and Peanut. I only tasted the peanuts as the chicken feet is not easy to break up for sharing.


The Oyster Omelet is more of Chinese style omelet. Unlike the Taiwanese style which is more starchy and serve with a sauce. I prefer the Chinese style. Continue reading

Wang Ji Restaurant Cafe on Blundell Road, Richmond

Lorna and I went out for an early dinner in her neighbourhood. I went to her place to help her with downloading of her photos from her cell to her PC as her storage in her cell is full.


We went to the above Wang Ji Restaurant Cafe in the Blundell mall. This location has changed ownership quite a few times.


This new owner serves multi Chinese cuisine, i.e. a bit of this and that.


The server recommended the above Zhan Jiang Free-Range Chicken. Half for $14.95. It is like most other specialty chicken like Empress Chicken, Hainanese Chicken, etc. I just can’t really know how to differentiate them. Continue reading

Panago on Steveston Hwy, Richmond

Ben and I went to Garry Point Park for our morning walk. It was quite a breezy morning especially when we were near the water.


The meadow at the Garry Point Park. The flowers are sparse.


The land here does not look fertile.


A gaggle of Canadian geese hanging out in the park.


We walked all the way to the Imperial Landing Park. There were people fishing on a pier.


After our walk, we decided to get pizza for lunch for our boys. We had bought a couple of Panago certificates from a friend in support for her daughter’s dance team. The certificate is $10 each and entitles for any medium Panago Pizza. Continue reading

Bubble Waffle Cafe in Ironwood Plaza, Richmond

We were delighted to see Bubble Waffle Cafe opening a restaurant in Ironwood Plaza.


It is located next to the Browns Socialhouse on Steveston Hwy. We came here a week after it opens for business.


We arrived about 11:30am and got a table immediately. It got busier later.


The menu is definitely larger than the locations in the food court.


Nanzaro ordered the Fish Puff with Rice. It came in a hot plate. For this Teppanyaki Combo, one gets to choose either rice or egg noodle or Udon for the carbohydrate. The sauce option is either house sauce or Korean sauce. Nanzaro opted for rice with house sauce. Continue reading

Steveston Bakery, Richmond

This is a rare occasion where Ben and I went to a bakery cafe. Our initial plan was to have coffee at McDonalds in Steveston Village before our morning walk. We were not aware that the McDonalds there had closed. So, we went to Steveston Bakery.


We had the small coffee which allows one free refill. It is strange that the large coffee does not have the free refill.


Ben had the Pizza Bagel with Ham while I had an Almond Croissant. Ben likes savory food even for breakfast except for “kaya toast” that he enjoys at home.


Credit card is accepted here. Continue reading

C Wok Restaurant on Westminster Hwy, Richmond

After visiting the Richmond World Festival at Minoru Park, Ben and I went for dinner.


We walked over to Westminster Hwy and decided to have dinner at C Wok. C Wok’s specialty is Hakka cuisine.


We had the 2 items set meal which comes with soup, rice and dessert.


We ordered a couple of typical Hakka dishes. The above is Hakka Pork Belly with Preserved Vegetable. Continue reading

Pepper Lunch on No. 3 Road, Richmond

Finally Ben and I visited Pepper Lunch after the long line up dies down.


We were there for lunch and there was no line up, perhaps it was still early.


We like that the menu is displayed outside the restaurant. It makes it easier for one to make a decision.


When we walked in, a server came by to take our order at the counter and payment is required immediately. Continue reading