Hokkaido Ramen Santouka on Broadway, Vancouver

Ben had taken a couple of days off to clear his personal days. We decided to go to downtown for a walk. We got off the City Hall station as we remembered there are several nice cherry blossoms at the Vancouver City Hall when we drove past the area a day ago.

I just love to take photos of the cherry blossoms to capture a beautiful moment.

After that we continued our walk to Broadway. We ended up having lunch at Hokkaido Ramen Santouka.

The place was busy as it’s about lunch time. Seatings were tight.

Ben recommended me to have the Ikura salmon roe bowl combo. Continue reading

Ramen Izakaya Okawari on Akroyd Road, Richmond

My boys picked Japanese cuisine for dinner.  We went to Ramen Izakaya Okawari on Akroyd Road.

Green tea is served like most Japanese restaurant. There is a charge of $2.95 for the pot.

I had the Spicy Sapporo Ramen. The broth was mildly spicy and quite creamy. The cha-siu was quite fatty and tender.

Nanzaro ordered the Beef Mentaiko Yakiudon. When his bowl arrived, the bonita flakes performed a little dance before settling down. Continue reading

Madras Spice on Fraser Street, Vancouver

On a weekend, Ben and I went to Fraser Street to look for food.

We walked along the street and finally decided to have Indian food for lunch.

We were at Madras Spice as it just opened for business for the day. The place is quite nicely decorated but we noticed that it is not maintained very well.

I liked that they take the effort to label the salt and pepper bottles with their logo.

We ordered one of their thali to try. We had the Madras thali which came in a platter with several small dishes. The dishes include a chicken curry, a lamb curry and a few vegetables dishes. Continue reading

AAA Restaurant on Alexandra Road, Richmond

My family went for supper at the relatively new AAA Restaurant on Alexandra Road.  Nanzaro wanted to carbo-load before his long run training for Marathon. He is going for a 30km run the next day.

It was almost 9PM and the place was not too busy.

Paper table mat.

It has similar take out dessert offer just like Lido when you spend CAD22 and above. The offer is only for dining in between 12pm to 2pm and from 6pm to 10pm.

Arkensen ordered a Curry Beef Brisket with rice. It was quite a large serving. Continue reading

Gami Sushi on No. 3 Road

My family went to Gami Sushi on No. 3 Road for one of the birthday in the family.

Gami Sushi is my boys favourite sushi place in the neighbourhood.

We were there when the restaurant was just opened. This place is busy during lunch and dinner peak hours.

We had green tea for our drink.

Both my boys ordered their favourite Salmon Don. They like that the salmon was relatively thick cut. Continue reading

Royal Seafood Restaurant on Garden City Road, Richmond

The praise dance group at the Richmond Chinese Evangelical Free Church went for dim sum on the last practice before spring break.

We went to Royal Seafood Restaurant on Garden City Road. It was a rush to the restaurant as the praise dance ended about 10:45am and we wanted to qualify for the 20% discount on dim sum items and no tea charge offer. The offer is for orders closed before 11:00am.

The above was one of their signature vermicelli dish. If I remembered clearly, it was $18.80.

Beef Balls with dried tangerine peel.

Steamed pork ribs on pumpkins. Continue reading

Golden Paramount Seafood Restaurant on Park Road, Richmond

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.

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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.

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Arkensen wanted the Steam Pork Dumpling with Fish Rose. They are stuffed with prawns too.

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I ordered the Steam Bean Curd Sheet. The boys did not like this because it has a strong celery aroma to it. Continue reading

Bahn Mi Tres Bon on McClelland Road, Richmond

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.

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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.

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Customers place order and pay at the counter. The menu is not big, slightly pricier than regular Vietnamese restaurant.

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Customers will be given a number to be placed at your table so that the server will deliver your orders to your table.

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At the back of the restaurant, there is a self service counter of water, condiments and cutlery.

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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