My family went out for lunch on a dreary Sunday afternoon. The rain is welcomed to wash off all the snow on the side walk before the next arctic outflow arrives.
We had lunch at Golden Paramount Seafood Restaurant just because we found a parking spot in front of the restaurant which is reserved for the restaurant.
The restaurant was full house at just after 12:00PM.
We ordered a few dim sum to share. The above was Nanzaro’s choice of Steam Prawn Dumpling. They were not very big but came in 5 pieces. The skin was quite easily came out when picking it up with a pair of chopsticks.
Arkensen wanted the Steam Pork Dumpling with Fish Rose. They are stuffed with prawns too.
I ordered the Steam Bean Curd Sheet. The boys did not like this because it has a strong celery aroma to it. Continue reading
Ben and I went to Burnaby for a walk on the last day of the holiday season before works resume.
We had lunch at Qin Ma Grill across the Real Canadian Superstore in Metrotown.
I like the huge poster on the wall depicting a hawker style stall.
Ben ordered a small Mala Soup Bowl for $13.99. The small bowl allow 3 choices of meat and 2 choices of veggies. Ben choice was lamb, pork belly and beef tripe with potatoes and bean curd. Continue reading
Ben and I went out for lunch on a work week day. He came home early as he had to renew his passport.
We went to Lu Charcoal Grill in the Brighouse strip mall. Lu Charcoal Grill opens for breakfast at 9:30am.
The place is decorated with soccer memorabilias.
I like the lantern lighting with a warm glow.
We ordered two combo breakfast items to share. The first combo (Combo 1, $8.95) consists of Chinese crepes (Jian Bing). Their version was a bit soggy, even the crispy dough was not crispy. Continue reading
The Richmond Success Women Club visited the Oak Tree Senior Home to bring some joy and spirit of Christmas.
The itinerary for the visit include Chinese folk dances, Chinese fan exercises, karaoke and games.
After the visit, a group of 14 people went for dim sum lunch at Sun Sui Wah Seafood Restaurant on No. 3 Road.
X.O. sauce; one of the more delicate sauces. Here are the dim sum we had.
Siu Mai (pork dumpling).
Steamed Tripe with Ginger & Green Onion. Continue reading
Lorna invited me and Polly to the 2016 Success Richmond Women Club Christmas dinner at the Continental Seafood Restaurant in early December as most restaurants are fully booked for Christmas dinner nearer towards Christmas day.
As usual, it is also an appreciation night for committee members who had served for 6 years and also members who had joined for 10 and 20 years. It is also a night to present the ledger and introduce the new committee members for the following year.
The table setting includes a small table gift for everyone to bring home. No one is going home empty handed.
Various sauces for different dishes. For example, plum sauce for BBQ duck, vinegar for soup, green onion and ginger sauce for steamed chicken, etc.
First course always start with a platter of BBQ duck, Mushroom Bean Curd Wrap (cold), BBQ Pork, Marinated Spiced Beef Tendon and Seaweed Salad.
The next dish is Stir Fried Squid and Chicken with Celery. Continue reading
It was a Thursday afternoon that Ben brought me to Szechuan Delicous Restaurant for lunch. He had taken the Friday off and he felt like having his favourite cuisine to celebrate the start of his long weekend.
He ordered his favourite appetizer, pork belly with garlic sauce. Underneath the pork belly is a pile of bean sprout.
I picked the second dish which was lamb with green onion served in a hot plate. It came sizzling hot. I like the caramelized onions and the lightly charred lamb at the bottom.
We enjoyed the dishes with steam rice. It was a good meal.
Szechuan Delicious accepts cash only.
Ben and I had just watched an episode of Antony Bourdain Parts Unknown to Chengdu. It inspired us to go for Sichuan food for dinner.
Our initial plan was to go to Szechuan Delicious Restaurant across Richmond Center but it was closed that day. So, Ben decided to try Cheng Du Xiao Chi which is located in a small strip mall next Aberdeen Square (just before Aberdeen Square if you travel south to north on No.3 Road).
There is a small sign visible from No. 3 Road.
It was not too busy as we arrived before 6:00PM.
Picture menu is always good. Continue reading
Emily, Marian, Lorna and I met up as Emily and Marian will be going back to China and Philippines respectively for holiday.
We met in Bestie Chicken Pot which is on the Chopstick Fest list which took place from Oct 15-30.
We arrived at 6:00PM and the place was not busy yet.
We ordered the set menu for 4 for $59.95 from the Chopstick fest menu. The server told us that the chopstick fest menu is limited per night and has to be reserved but they managed to allocate one for us.
Since Marian arrived late due to coming from work, we ordered a couple of appetizers first. The above Pig Ear appetizer was a popular dish here as the server told us. The pig ears was on top of a bed of cucumbers and doused with spicy chili oil. They were too spicy for Emily and Lorna as they had to dip them in water to wash off the chili oil before eating them. Continue reading
The praise dance group from Richmond Chinese Alliance Church has dim sum lunch at the end of each month. There is also an extra 30 minutes of revision time at the end of the regular time table.
We went to Royal Seafood Restaurant for dim sum lunch at the end of September.
One of the attendant brought her own tea leaves for us to try. The name of the tea is literary translated to “Big Red Robe”.
The “red” tea was smooth and pleasant. Thank you for the sharing.
Since it’s already close to noon, we ordered mostly items from the kitchen. We could smelled the salted fish when the above Diced Chicken, Salty Fish & Pineapple Fried Rice arrived at the table. Continue reading
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.