A few of the participants from the Experience Works program which I attended in early 2018 got together for lunch.
Eva suggested Chongqing Restaurant as she and her gardening group used to dine here. The restaurant was not very busy on the Saturday that we met here.
Elena and I arrived first. She ordered a pork dumpling from the dim sum section to start off as she was hungry. When the rest of the group arrived, she took charge of the rest of the ordering. We had fried rice with shrimp to go with other dishes.
Since Eva is a vegetarian, we ordered one of her favourite dish, Fried Green Bean Szechuan style. Continue reading
My company had the Christmas dinner at Good Choice Restaurant. It’s convenient for everyone due to it’s proximity to the workplace.
The restaurant was busy and it was full house after 7PM.
My boss brought a couple bottles of red wine. I’m not a wine drinker, so I just pass.
Snacks for us to munch while waiting for dishes. Fried peanuts and pickled daikon and carrots to vet our appetite. We love these so much that we asked for seconds.
XO sauce is served when the dishes is served.
We started with the daily soup which is pork bone soup with some kind of root vegetable. The root vegetable in Cantonese is called “fern got”. Anyone know the name in English?
We had Ling Cod prepared in two ways. The first is stir fry ling cod balls with mixed vegetables. This was pretty good. Continue reading
Ben and I went to the Richmond Public Market to get groceries. Since, it was near lunch time, Ben suggested that we had lunch here before we headed back home.
Ben decided to try the above Bian Fu Chang stall which was new to us.
Bian Fu Chang is primary a noodle shop which also has some appetizers on the side.
We decided to try their specialty noodle which is the item number 1; Special Six Delicacies & Pigskin. Wow, the bowl was huge.
It was loaded with pigskin, pork slices, pork liver, Chinese sausage, wood ear and bok choy. You have the option to choose the spiciness that you like. We always go with medium. We really enjoy this noodle and will be back to try others.
Bian Fu Chang accepts cash only.
After the hike at Belcara Regional Park, we went for lunch at Henderson Place Mall in Coquitlam.
The food court was not busy like those in Richmond.
Ben and I decided to try ML JianBing, a northern Chinese cuisine stall.
We ordered one of the item from the “Today’s Special”.
The Cold Noodles was al-dante, or “QQ” as the Chinese call it. It is slightly tangy as the sauce has vinegar in it. Continue reading
Since Ben and I attend church near Burnaby, we often take the opportunity to have lunch in Burnaby.
One of our favourite place is the Crystal Mall. For this occasion, Ben decided to try the “Cold Noodle” from Octopus House in the market area.
It looks healthy with a lot of vegetables, :-).
It’s a take out place. We intended to bring it to the food court to eat. I’m sure we are not supposed to bring outside food to the food court. So, Ben bought another item from the food court. Continue reading
I had the opportunity to attend praise dance in the summer.
For this last occasion for me, I joined the group for dim sum after praise dance. This particular group always go out for dim sum after the praise dance to get to know one another better.
We went to Tin Tin Seafood Harbour Restaurant this time. The organizer had reserved two tables. This place was full house and we had to wait a few minutes as one of our table was not ready yet.
Tin Tin Seafood Harbour Restaurant does not charge for tea which is a good thing.
One of the lady took charge to order as the rest of the group were busy chatting. The above is Spicy XO Sauce Rice Noodle with Shrimp. This was really good.
We ordered three servings of the Eggplant with Shrimp Paste as one of the lady suggested not to cut them into smaller pieces. Continue reading
Ben and I visited BT Cafe for dinner on a week day when we were in the neighborhood to run errands.
It’s been a long time since we came back to this restaurant. Even the banner has aged.
It was not too busy around 6:30PM. We noticed that the server knows the customers well from their conversation. They must be regulars and live the neighbuorhood.
Ben ordered his comfort dish; Egg Swirl Rice Noodle. This dish tasted right on the spot and the serving is quite big; enough for both of us to share. Continue reading
My family went out for dinner on a Sunday evening. When Ben asked what we would like to eat, everyone’s answer was “anything”. I’m sure Ben is frustrated with such answer as no one wants to take charge. Is this a common problem?
So, Ben had to decide again. He drove to Kingspark Steak House and we found a parking spot right in front of the restaurant. Perhaps, it was still early, just around 5PM. Parking has not been easy in this part of the strip mall.
Nanzaro ordered the XO Sauce Seafood Fried Rice. The serving was not as big as those we get from Enjoy Café 1+1.
I shared an order with Ben. We had the Seafood Chow Mien. This dish was rather disappointing. The sauce looked like glue. We will not order this dish again. The serving was also rather small. Continue reading
My family visited the RMD Oriental Rice Noodle on Akroyd Rd for dinner on Sunday evening.
This is a new restaurant that replaced the Tri-Ty Café.
The name of the restaurant literally says “Cross Bridge Rice Noodle”; just like the art work on the wall.
The above is how the ingredients of the dish being served; everything displayed in small saucers. The sliced meat in rectangle box is charged extra for $2.99. Both Nanzaro and Ben selected lamb for the extra meat.
My family went out for lunch on a Saturday afternoon except Nanzaro as he was at work.
We went to Tian Shi Fu on No. 3 Road which shares a space with Sharetea.
We were there before noon and the place was not too busy yet. However, it took a long time for the server to come to our table to take the order and we had to get the attention of the server to come to our table. On top of that, we were not even served any drink as other customers did get water.
Ben ordered a Wuhan Noodle from the appetizer section to start with. It is similar to the noodle we tried at Chu Resto in Aberdeen Foodcourt. The serving was quite big even though the bowl does not look big. It was packed with noodles. The sauce was slightly spicy with sesame paste. We like it. Continue reading