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
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
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
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
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.
Once again, we had to find a place for early breakfast on a weekend.
We found Congee Noodle King on Kingsway which opens at 9:00AM. This place fills up quite quickly.
Ben selected Fish and Pork Liver Congee as he loves liver. The congee is seasoned.
We also ordered shrimp rice roll to go with the congee.
The last item we shared was Beef Brisket and Tendon Mixed Noodle. The serving was quite big.
The soup which was served on the side had a strong fish (kind of those dried fish) taste to it.
Congee Noodle King accepts cash only.
After breakfast, we went to QE Park for a walk. QE Park prostrates different scenery in different season. It’s a popular tourist spot.
View of the North Shore mountains.
Artist selling her artworks in the park.
Summer is wedding season.
A group practicing Chinese Sword “dance” in the park.
What a coincidence. We had dinner at Kingspark Steak House on the same day we had breakfast at Kingspark Good Food.
The signature metal colour cup of Kingspark Steak House.
Arksensen ordered the Satay E-fu Noodle with Eggplant because he likes eggplant. The eggplants were piping hot.
Ben and I shared a dish from the Chinese dishes section which comes with a bowl of steam rice. Continue reading
It’s difficult to find a place for breakfast early morning. Ben and I were to Metrotown on a weekend for our morning walk. Ben managed to find an entrance to the Crystal Mall before 9:00AM. The entrance to the market area is opened earlier than 9:00AM while other entrances will not be opened until 9:00AM.
We had breakfast at the Crystal Mall foodcourt. Only a few stalls were opened at this early hour. We went to one of the Hong Kong style place.
Ben ordered the noodle with luncheon meat and fried egg. Continue reading
After the last praise dance on the park organized by the Richmond Chinese Alliance Church which took place at Hugh Boyd Park during the summer, we had a celebration at Royal Seafood Restaurant.
The restaurant is located on the 2nd floor.
The large table is just enough for 16 people, seating tightly.
Since we were there early, before 10AM, we started off with some dim sum items first. The kitchen items are only available after 10:30am.
The above plain rice rolls were very tender.
We had two orders that looked similar. They were Pan Fried Radish Cake and Pan Fried Taro Cake. We had fun dividing the dishes into smaller portion so that everyone can have a taste. It’s fun to add some math element while enjoying our meal.
Rice Roll with Chinese Chinese Donut was easy to divide, just cut each piece into two. Continue reading
Once again, the praise dance group at the South Arm Park went for dim sum after the practice. This is the 2nd last practice in the park. This group belongs to the Success organization and their regular practice place is at the Richmond Public Market, on Thursday morning.
This time, we had dim sum at Sea Fortune Restaurant on Granville Ave and St. Albans Road in Richmond.
We were seated in a separate room at the back and occupied the largest table which can seat 18 people.
Here are the items that we had. Prawn Dumpling which are quite big and bouncy.
Dumpling with Scallop and Pea Shoots. Continue reading