Food Court in River Rock Casino Resort, Richmond

Ben and I went to check out the Food Court in River Rock Casino Resort in Richmond on a Friday evening after he picked me up from work. There is a Chinese restaurant, a burger place, a pizza and sandwich place and lastly a noodle stall.

We opted for the Chopsticks Noodlehouse.

We ordered the BBQ Duck Noodle Soup. We were surprised that they gave us the duck leg because we did not order the duck leg option which has an extra charge of $1.99.

There are 3 noodle options, oil noodle, thick rice noodle and fresh egg noodle. We picked the fresh egg noodle which turned out slightly on the soft side. The BBQ duck noodle was good with a flavourful broth. If we return, we will certainly order it again.

Credit card is accepted here.

We parked on the side road next to Costco. When we got back to Costco, we had a supplement of Costco fries to supplement our dinner.

Danny’s Screamer Era Ends Today

Danny’s Market which is located on Garden City Road and Francis Road is a popular convenience store for the nearby McRobert’s High School students. Teachers sometimes brought the students to the convenience store for a cold treat on hot spring days.

It is a sad day that the store is closing today, a loss for the neighbourhood.

Danny’s Market had won several Best Corner Store award from the annual Best of Richmond survey from Richmond News.

Danny’s Market is well known for its screamer, created by Abbas Danny Khataw in year 2000. Continue reading

Pho Xe Lua 24 on Cambie St., Vancouver

After having an episode of food poisoning on the middle of a work week, I was on BRAT diet for the following 2 days; i.e. just crackers, dry toasts and banana. I lost 1.5kg during that few days. I am sure I will regain my weight once I’m back to my normal diet.

For the first regular meal after the bad experience, I picked something light and easy to digest, pho noodle soup.

I had a small Beef and Chicken ball Pho. I felt that the broth is slightly on the bland side, not sure if it’s due to my poor appetite after the food poisoning.

The bean sprouts and basil were very fresh. Continue reading

Henderson Place Mall Foodcourt in Coquitlam

Ben and I intended to explore Belcarra Regional Park on Victoria Day. Unfortunate, we did not make it because there was no parking available. The place was so popular that even the overflow parking was full. We will come back some other day and will definitely come early.

So, we changed our plan to look for a place for lunch instead.  We ended up at Henderson Place Mall. The mall was quiet, not sure if it is because it’s a public holiday.

We went to check out the foodcourt. Ben went for some middle eastern food at Best Donair.

He had falafel with salad and rice. The rice was flavoured with dill. The falafel was fried to crispy on the outside. Ben likes his choice. Ben’s order was $9.60, paid in cash. Continue reading

Angel Cake House on Fraser St., Vancouver

Ben and I started our weekend ritual on a Friday evening. Ben usually picks me up from work and we will drive to some nearby neighbourhood for dinner.

For this Friday, we went to Angel Cake House for some comfort food.

Besides being a HongKong style restaurant, Angel Cake House also has a cake and dessert counter. We’ll see if we still have room for dessert after our dinner.

We ordered a House Special Chow Mien as we spotted our neighbour customer had some sort of chow mien which looks good. It did not disappoint as the chow mien was still crispy where the sauce has not soak into it. There were generous amount of assortment of meat on top of the noodles. Continue reading

Sunshine Cafe in Crystall Mall, Burnaby

Ben and I went to Crystal Mall for lunch after church service on a Sunday afternoon.

We decided to try the above Taiwanese cafe called Sunshine Cafe.

We picked this cafe because we knew that the foodcourt will be packed at this hour. It will be very difficult to find a table during peak lunch hour.

I ordered the Hot Pot with lamb. It came on a small burner to keep the broth warm.  Continue reading

Jack Frost Dessert Cafe on No. 3 Road, Richmond

It was a hot spring day. Ben treated me a cool desert on a pre mother’s day celebration.

We went to Jack Frost Dessert Cafe across Richmond Center on No. 3 Road.

We arrived around 6:00PM and there were only two other customers there. When we left, the restaurant is already full house.

We asked the server what is their popular item and he told us it’s the Tiramisu Snowfall. The bowl is topped with a slice of Tiramisu cake. It was good as it is not too sweet. Continue reading

McDonalds Bagels

When Ben and I heard McDonalds is serving bagels. we decided to give it a try on a Saturday morning.

We tried two types of bagels. The above is everything with butter, toasted. We enjoyed the crunchiness of this bagel.

The Cinnamon Bagel with cream cheese has a softer texture.

We certainly like the new addition to the menu.

So Hyang Korean Cuisine on Fraser St., Vancouver

We had walked pass So Hyang Korean Cuisine several times since we have been dining around this area on Fridays.

We decided to give it a try this time. We arrived around 6:30pm and the restaurant was full house. We waited for about half an hour before we got a table. Apparently, most of the customers have reservation.

The waiting area has a small garden with flowing water. The sound of the flowing water is soothing.

We were asked if we want iced water or hot tea for our drink. We opted for the hot tea which has roasted rice aroma.

We saw quite a number of tables ordered the Kimchee Pancake, so we went along with that. The pancake came quickly after we placed our order. I presumed the restaurant have a number of them premade since it is a popular item. Continue reading

Ajea Noodle in Yaohan Foodcourt, Richmond

Ben and I went to do groceries shopping at Yaohan. We stopped by the food court to grab a light dinner.

We decided to try the new noodle shop, Ajea Noodle.

This is how it works. You get to choose your broth base; we went with the spicy broth at medium spiciness. Then you pick the ingredient and we opted for braised beef. The small cube beef was tender.

You then pick the noodles. We opted for the traditional thin noodles. Our bowl of noodle came to CAD10. You can be lavish by adding more other ingredients. We enjoyed the noodles.