Firebird Cafe at Continental Plaza, Richmond

Ben, Nanzaro and I went out for dinner on a Saturday night. This time, Arkensen stayed home as he wanted to finished his homework.

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We went to Firebird Cafe in Continental Plaza. It was relatively new when we visited in March. The restaurant was full but we only had to wait for a few minutes for a table.

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Freebird Cafe is a Hong Kong style restaurant with customizable Fish Soup Noodles, Steamed Rice and Sizzling Grill. You can click on the menu above to have a larger view.

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Ben and I shared two items. The first dish was a customizable noodle soup. We had Malay Laksa Soup with pork skin and fish tofu. The ramen noodle has an extra charge of 50cents. Besides the two toppings we picked, it also came with cabbage, bean curd, mushroom, green onion and cilantro. It was a big serving as I’m already full after having half of the bowl. Continue reading

Early Dim Sum at Imperial Court Beijing Cuisine at Brighouse Square, Richmond

My family went for an early dim sum breakfast on Good Friday.

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After searching for a while, the only restaurant that opens as early as 8:30am is Imperial Court Beijing Cuisine at Brighouse Square. Most of the dim sum restaurants in Richmond open after 9:00am.

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Tea charge is $1.25 per person. Even though there is people in the party who do not drink tea (like Arkensen), we still have to pay for tea charge for 3 people.

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Hot pot rice is on special price ($3.80) before 11:00am. We had the Chinese Sausage & Spare Ribs on Rice. This is a good deal. Continue reading

Kongee Dinesty on Capstan Way, Richmond

Lorna and I went to Kongee Dinesty for lunch before we went to Costco in Richmond.

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Kongee Dinesty offers customizable congee and traditional Chinese dishes.

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Kongee Dinesty has a open kitchen where customers can see cooks at work.

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Chinese tea is served. The tea had a flower scent to it.

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Lorna ordered her favourite handmade Sweet Chinese Donut.

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She also wanted to try their Imitation Shark Fin Soup. The imitation shark fin is actually bean thread noodle. Lorna commented that the version here is just so-so.  Continue reading

Boston Restaurant on Victoria Dr., Vancouver

Ben and I went to Vancouver for our morning walk. We parked along Victoria Dr. and walked along it to look for a place for breakfast.

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We came across the above Boston Restaurant which was opened early. We were there just after 8:00AM. This is a Hong Kong style restaurant.

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The restaurant is nice, with nice lighting, even a chandelier. Each table has a Chinese news paper on it for the patrons.

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I ordered French Toast for $6.95. Continue reading

Cantonese BBQ Restaurant on Capstan Way, Richmond

My family went out for dinner on a Saturday evening. Only Nanzaro came with us as Arkensen was in the midst of doing his homework and he did not want to be interrupted.

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We went to the new (to us) Cantonese B.B.Q. Restaurant on Capstan Way, Richmond. We did not see a lot of BBQ meat from the window.

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The menu cover is nice. We ordered a combo for 3 at $50 which comes with 2 BBQ meat and two dishes.

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Complimentary daily soup.

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We had BBQ duck and BBQ pork for the 2 BBQ meat because we had roasted pork from HK BBQ master the day before. Continue reading

Gingeri Chinese Cuisine in Lansdowne Mall, Richmond

The praise dance group from RCEFC celebrated the end of winter session with a dim sum brunch at Gingeri Chinese Cuisine.

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Our group occupied two tables. Tea charge is $1.20 per person.

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The first dish to arrive was Mini Glutinous Rice. It was not as mini as it’s name but justifiable for the price of $8.80.

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Poached Vegetables was served with oyster sauce on the side.

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Steamed Shrimp Dumpling which I did not try. Continue reading

Preference Restaurant on Imperial Street, Burnaby

We were in Metrotown for our walk on a weekend as the malls in Richmond do not open early.

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After our walk, Ben brought me to Preference Restaurant for lunch.

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We arrived just in time when they open at 11:30AM.

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It offers Sichuan and Taiwanese food. The lunch special price is attractive.

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The menu is impressive too, like an album. The menu has some photos too.

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We decided to try their lunch special. The above is Spicy Beef Noodle. The noodle is nice with a bit of chewiness. The chunky beef was tender and yet with a little bite to it. Continue reading

Specialty Chicken & Wonton House on Ackroyd Road, Richmond

This is just a comfort lunch for Ben and I after our morning walk on a weekend.

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We had lunch at Specialty Chicken Chicken & Wonton House on Ackroyd Road. We ordered two dishes to share. The first item was Halibut Hot Pot. The halibut was slightly crunchy as they were deep fried before cooking in the hot pot with lots of onion and green onion. I can just eat rice with the onions alone with the sauce that sticks to the onions.

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The second dish was Pork Chop with Garlic Honey. We only had a few bite of this as the halibut hot pot alone is good for both of us. We packed the rest of the pork chop for my boys.

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The meal came with steamed rice and daily soup. This is a cash only place.

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Their menu is big. You can click on them to have a larger view.

Specialty Chicken & Wonton House Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Au Wing Kee on Kingsway, Burnaby

Nanzaro wanted to get a new pair of running shoes for his marathon. So, he joined Ben and I for our morning walk in Metropolis in Metrotown on a Saturday morning.

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After the walk and shop, we went for lunch in the neighbourhood. Ben brought us to one of his favourite lunch spot, Au Wing Kee Restaurant.

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The menu is big, with lunch specials and lunch combos, etc.

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I ordered a wonton noodle soup as I saw one of the Chinese restaurant award on the wall for noodle. There were five wontons which were springy. The broth was the right flavour, with seafood taste. Continue reading

Zen Kitchen in International Buddhist Temple, Richmond

Lorna invited me to a vegetarian lunch just prior to Chinese New Year. The lunch was organized by the S.U.C.C.E.S.S Women Success Women’s Club, Richmond division.

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Zen Kitchen is located in the International Buddhist Temple on Steveston Highway, Richmond.

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We had the Iron Goddess (Tieguanyin) Chinese tea.

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First item on the table was a soup. It consisted of corn, carrots, water cress, cashew nuts, etc. The soup was quite sweet.

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There were even a few vegetarian meatballs in the soup.

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The appetizer platter made of various flavours of gluten which include sweet and sour, curry, etc. The center piece was a vegetarian ham. Continue reading