Ben brought me to Hi Genki at the Nikkei House for lunch on his day off work.
We were there before noon and was lucky to get the last table without wait. A line quickly form after that.
Some Japanese style decorations at the entrance.
The teapot is unique.
We ordered two items to share. The first item was a deluxe bento box with salmon sashimi. tempura, teriyaki chicken and rice. Continue reading
Ben wanted something light for dinner. So, we went to the Aberdeen foodcourt on a Tuesday evening.
Apparently, Aberdeen closes early on Sunday (5:00pm), Monday to Wednesday (6:00pm). But according to the Zomato site, Szechuan House opens till 7pm from Sunday to Wednesday).
We were there half an hour before the closing time. Ben ordered the Saliva Chicken from Szechuan House. It took a while for the food to be ready even though this is a cold dish. Rice is optional, only if you want it. Of course, Ben must have rice to enjoy with the delicious spicy sauce. The sauce here has a light sweetness in it which makes it tastes really good.
As for the chicken, they were quite bony. This dish is $10.
After the walk at QE Park, Ben suggested to take the Canada Line to downtown since the day is still early.
Canada Place was buzzing with tourists as there were 2 cruise ships at the dock.
These cruise ships are huge, like an apartment block.
Sea plane cruising in the Vancouver Harbour dock.
Water Fountain at Waterfront Center overlooking the Cruise Ship dock at Canada Place.
After exploring the downtown, we took the Canada Line back to Cambie where we parked our car.
We decided to have dinner at Corner 23 just across the King Edward station.
The menu looks grand. Continue reading
Once again, we had to find a place for early breakfast on a weekend.
We found Congee Noodle King on Kingsway which opens at 9:00AM. This place fills up quite quickly.
Ben selected Fish and Pork Liver Congee as he loves liver. The congee is seasoned.
We also ordered shrimp rice roll to go with the congee.
The last item we shared was Beef Brisket and Tendon Mixed Noodle. The serving was quite big.
The soup which was served on the side had a strong fish (kind of those dried fish) taste to it.
Congee Noodle King accepts cash only.
After breakfast, we went to QE Park for a walk. QE Park prostrates different scenery in different season. It’s a popular tourist spot.
View of the North Shore mountains.
Artist selling her artworks in the park.
Summer is wedding season.
A group practicing Chinese Sword “dance” in the park.
What a coincidence. We had dinner at Kingspark Steak House on the same day we had breakfast at Kingspark Good Food.
The signature metal colour cup of Kingspark Steak House.
Arksensen ordered the Satay E-fu Noodle with Eggplant because he likes eggplant. The eggplants were piping hot.
Ben and I shared a dish from the Chinese dishes section which comes with a bowl of steam rice. Continue reading
After our walk and groceries shopping, Ben suggested to go to My Chau for lunch.
We wanted something light as we were not really hungry after the breakfast at Kingspark Good Food.
I like the cutlery holder at the table. There is even a small compartment for toothpick.
We shared two small noodles. The first was Special Chicken Noodle with chicken, liver, gizzard, quail egg and chicken ball. The size is just right for us. Continue reading
It’s difficult to find a place for breakfast early morning. Ben and I were to Metrotown on a weekend for our morning walk. Ben managed to find an entrance to the Crystal Mall before 9:00AM. The entrance to the market area is opened earlier than 9:00AM while other entrances will not be opened until 9:00AM.
We had breakfast at the Crystal Mall foodcourt. Only a few stalls were opened at this early hour. We went to one of the Hong Kong style place.
Ben ordered the noodle with luncheon meat and fried egg. Continue reading
After the last praise dance on the park organized by the Richmond Chinese Alliance Church which took place at Hugh Boyd Park during the summer, we had a celebration at Royal Seafood Restaurant.
The restaurant is located on the 2nd floor.
The large table is just enough for 16 people, seating tightly.
Since we were there early, before 10AM, we started off with some dim sum items first. The kitchen items are only available after 10:30am.
The above plain rice rolls were very tender.
We had two orders that looked similar. They were Pan Fried Radish Cake and Pan Fried Taro Cake. We had fun dividing the dishes into smaller portion so that everyone can have a taste. It’s fun to add some math element while enjoying our meal.
Rice Roll with Chinese Chinese Donut was easy to divide, just cut each piece into two. Continue reading
Once again, the praise dance group at the South Arm Park went for dim sum after the practice. This is the 2nd last practice in the park. This group belongs to the Success organization and their regular practice place is at the Richmond Public Market, on Thursday morning.
This time, we had dim sum at Sea Fortune Restaurant on Granville Ave and St. Albans Road in Richmond.
We were seated in a separate room at the back and occupied the largest table which can seat 18 people.
Here are the items that we had. Prawn Dumpling which are quite big and bouncy.
Dumpling with Scallop and Pea Shoots. Continue reading
During the summer, I joined another praise dance group which takes place in the South Arm Park. This group goes to dim sum after every practice but I have not join them until this time.
We went to the relatively new Fortune Terrace Chinese Cuisine across the Oval on River Road.
The restaurant is decorated quite lavishly. When we arrived before 11:00 AM, the main hall was already full. So, we were seated in a back area, sort of a separate room. We had a large table as there were 16 of us.
Tea is free of charge because one of the participant has a VIP card.
She managed to get the VIP card for everyone. The VIP card entitles for free tea and 12% discount except for seafood menu. The VIP card on the right was given out in the early days of opening. Now, they switched to a more economical type of paper card,🙂.
Those who had been here before did the ordering. The above is Truffle, Ginger & Kai Lan, Egg White Fried Rice. Love the presentation. Continue reading