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

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

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

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

Hi Genki at Nikkei Home, Burnaby

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

Szechuan House at Aberdeen Foodcourt, Richmond

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.

Szechuan House Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Corner 23 on Cambie St., Vancouver

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