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
Arkensen is going for watch the Dota International Tournament in Seattle again. I heard that the pool prize for this year has risen to 20 million. The competing teams are all professional gamers whose full time job is playing computer games.
Anyway, since Ben was away for his monthly business trip already, Arkensen has to take the Greyhound bus to Seattle. Before his trip, he wanted something Asian for his breakfast as he will be eating Western food for a whole week.
He ordered his favourite Satay Beef with instant noodle. Besides the satay beef, he got to choose another ingredient which he opted for luncheon meat. He likes this dish here because there is no green and red peppers which he considers contaminating it.
His noodle came with a drink. Sorry for the blur photo as I took it with my cell.
Nanzaro ordered the Congee combo. His choice of congee is Fish Congee. The congee is already seasoned.
Nanzaro opted for the Steamed Rice Roll with his congee combo. The rice roll is very soft and tender. I just a bit of Nanzaro’s food as I already had my breakfast earlier before I went for my morning walk.
The bill came to $18 with tax and tips, cash only.
After breakfast, I drove Arkensen to the Pacific Central Train Station to catch his bus.
It’s been a long time since we last visited Alleluia Cafe.
One of the main reason we have not been back here is the parking which is really impossible at peak hours.
I ordered the Cheese and Mushrooms Omellete with toast.
The omelette was rather bland. I had to sprinkle some table salt on it which I seldom do. Continue reading
Of late, Ben’s obsession is soy sauce chicken. He loves the umami taste of the soy sauce.
We went to Specialty Chicken & Wonton House for an early lunch after our weekend walk.
We ordered from the lunch special. Soy Sauce Chicken Rice is $9.45.
For the lunch special, you can have a soup or a drink. Ben opted for the daily soup. The daily soup of the day was pork bones with red carrot and green carrot. Continue reading
Ben wanted to go to Central Park for our morning walk on a weekend. We went out early like before 8:00AM. At this early hour, there seems to be very little choice of breakfast place.
The only place we found was Honolulu Cafe on Kingsway. The restaurant looks really dated. It was a quiet morning as I overheard a server chitchatted with a regular customer.
Ben ordered a Congee Combo. He had the Fish and Liver Congee, a not so common combination. We like the combination though. The congee was already flavoured, so no extra condiment required.
The soy sauce fried noodle which Ben picked for his combo was more moist than other places. Ben said the congee and noodle is better than Happy Date Bakery and Restaurant in Richmond. Continue reading
Ben and I went to Crystal Mall for an early lunch after a long walk in Central Park.
The Crystal Mall Foodcourt is a really busy place at lunch time. It’s a good thing that we were there early. Ben recommended me to try food from Chao Shou Wang because he found a noodle that resembles something he really enjoy during his stay in Beijing.
The House Hot Noodle is a dry mix noodle with Sichuan seasoning. We like the peanuts which add a crunchy texture to the noodle. It was quite spicy even though we just ask for medium spicy.
Ben wanted the Wonton with Chicken Giblets as he thought it is the Wonton in Spicy Sauce (Chao Shou wonton). He was also enticed by the chicken giblets in it. Apparently, this came in a broth. It came with a generous amount of wonton in it. Like the above, medium spicy was quite spicy. This is $8.75.
With all the above spicy food, just beware that there will be some pain with plumbing issue the next day.
To cool down the heat, we shared a Durian Tapioca Icy from Cherry Tea Icy Bar. It is $6.00. There were some durian flesh topping the icy.
Polly and I met up for an early dinner while Ben was away on his business trip. She has two hours to spare while waiting to pick her daughters up from tuition.
Noodle’s Tao is located in a strip mall across the Real Canadian Superstore on No.3 Road.
Chili sauce, soya sauce and vinegar are the typical condiments in a Chinese restaurant.
There is a buffet of ingredients near the entrance. These are the ingredients for the Mala Xiangguo but we did not have it. I do not think that they are really food safe because they in the open (not covered). Continue reading
Ben and I went out for our morning walk around 10AM on a Saturday morning. Ben was craving for some wonton noodle.
There is not many places that is open before 11AM for lunch. We started our walk from the Lansdowne Mall. We went to check out Tsim Chai but it only opens at 11:00AM. We then walk over to Alexandra Road. At that time, Max Noodle is still not open yet. So, we kept walking along Alexandra Road and came back to Max Noodle about 11:15Am and it’s almost full house already.
Ben ordered the Wonton with “Suey Gow” (dumpling) Lo-Mien. The soup came in a separate bowl. The lo-mien here is plain looking but they are flavoured. Some other places flavoured their lo-mien with oyster sauce. Ben likes the serving size here which is just right for him. Continue reading
Ben, Nanzaro and I went to Burnaby for dinner on the eve of Canada Day. Ben was on holiday mood already for the long weekend.
We went to this new Cheng Du Spicy Restaurant on Kingsway. There is another one in Richmond on Alexandra Road which I had blogged here.
The place was pretty quiet when we were there around 6PM.
The menu is not big, with a few photos of food on it.
Complimentary appetizer of spicy cabbage. Nanzaro did not try any of this. Continue reading
My family came out for dinner on a Saturday evening. We wanted to go to Happy Tree House BBQ on Alexandra Road. But there was no parking available despite we went around the block twice.
So, Ben drove to Continental Plaza which he thought parking will be slightly better. Yes, indeed. We had no trouble finding one. We walked over the Firebird Cafe but it was closed without any notice on the door. Strange.
Then, Ben suggested to go to Sing Yee Chinese Restaurant which is opened for dinner only for sometime already. Sing Yee was full house. We had to wait for at least 20 minutes for a table.
We ordered a dinner combo for 3 where we get to choose three dishes for $46.80. The above was the complimentary soup of the day. It was pork soup with carrot, corn and almond. The soup was flavourful.
Our choice of dishes included the above Steamed Pork with Salted Egg. We enjoyed comfort home style food. Continue reading