ML JianBing in Henderson Place Mall, Coquitlam

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

NamNam Noodle on Main St., Vancouver

It’s TGIF. Ben picked me up from work and we made it a Friday dine out night to start the weekend.

We drove to Main St. to look for a dine out place. We could not decide where to eat and was thinking maybe we will revisit Hawker’s Delight. When we walked towards Hawker’s Delight, we noticed a new restaurant just a few doors away. So, we changed our plan and went to NamNam Noodle.

NamNam Noodle is a Chinese restaurant which serves hand pulled noodle.

The poster seems inviting enough for us with a reasonable price. Continue reading

Chef Cong Cong in the Pacific Plaza Foodcourt, Richmond

My family went to the Pacific Plaza Foodcourt for lunch on a Saturday afternoon.

Ben and I decided to share something from Chef Cong Cong which serves cuisine from Northern China.

We had the Tofu with Pork Innards Noodle Soup, price at CAD9.50. It has lung, intestines and tripe. I only ate the tofu and leave the rest for Ben to enjoy. He loves the gamey taste of the innards.

I also ordered a deep fried dough which was displayed on the counter with some Chinese donuts. The deep fried dough was quite oily when I used my fingers to tear it into smaller pieces for dunking into the broth. It has similar flavour like the savoury pancake from  Double Double Restaurant.  This is CAD2. This stall only accepts cash.

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Home Deli Noodle on No. 3 Road, Richmond

Ben and I went out on a Friday evening for dinner since our boys were not at home.

We went to Home Deli Noodle on No. 3 Road, across the Real Canadian Superstore in Richmond.

The menu generally of northern Chinese food like dumplings, Mala Xiang Guo, noodles and appetizers. That’s why you see a bottle of Chinkiang vinegar on the table.

We ordered a bowl of noodle to share since I was not hungry. The noodle was slightly spicy and quite a big serving.

There were generous amount of beef tribe and tendon. Continue reading

Qin Ma Grill on Kingsway, Burnaby

Ben and I went to Burnaby for a walk on the last day of the holiday season before works resume.

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We had lunch at Qin Ma Grill across the Real Canadian Superstore in Metrotown.

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I like the huge poster on the wall depicting a hawker style stall.

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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

Lu Charcoal Grill on No. 3 Road, Richmond

Ben and I went out for lunch on a work week day. He came home early as he had to renew his passport.

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We went to Lu Charcoal Grill in the Brighouse strip mall. Lu Charcoal Grill opens for breakfast at 9:30am.

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The place is decorated with soccer memorabilias.

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I like the lantern lighting with a warm glow.

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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

Home BBQ (Dachuanjia) on Ackroyd Road, Richmond

Lorna and I went groceries shopping at Pricemart. We decided to grab a bite before that.

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We went to the newly opened Home BBQ (Dachuanjia) at the strip mall where Suhang and Nando’s are located.

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I came here for the BBQ lamb skewers but unfortunately, the BBQ is only served at dinner time.

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Dachuanjia is a small restaurant with about 20 to 22 seats. It was decorated with colorful art work.

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The main item served for lunch is the above Customized Noodle. It was rather pricey for $14.99.

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The serving was big, good for two small eaters. We had beef and lamb for the meat, enoki mushroom and leaf lettuce for the veges, medium spicy broth and hand cut noodle for the noodle. Continue reading

Yu Xiang Yuan Restaurant on Fraser St., Vancouver

On one of the weekend, Ben and I went out for an early lunch before going out for a walk.

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We drove along Fraser St., to look for a restaurant and we ended up at Yu Xiang Yuan Restaurant.

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We were particularly interested in the hand pulled noodle.

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The restaurant had just opened for business for the day and we were their first customers.

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I had the Stew Noodle with Lamb. The broth has a good lamb flavour. Continue reading

Old Xian’s Food in Venezia Place, Richmond

Ben and I went out for lunch on a Saturday afternoon. It’s been a while since I had Xian food and I’m yearning a bowl of lamb noodle. So, we went to Old Xian’s Food in Venezia Place on Alexandra Road.

The parking here is another big problem. Most of the parking spots at the road level are reserved parkings. We drove to the rooftop parking and it was full too. But luckily, a car just pull out to leave and it was our lucky day.

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Ben ordered the Spicy Oil Seared Noodles. You can choose how spicy you want it. We went for middle spiciness. It is fragrance with chili aroma but it is quite oily too. We did enjoy the noodle.

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I ordered the Stewed Lamb with Noodles. It is like mix noodles with slightly more sauce. The lamb pieces were flavourful.

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You can choose to have thin or wide noodles. I prefer the wide version. Both the noodles of our orders were in long strands.

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This restaurant accepts cash only.

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Kungfu Noodle on Alexandra Road, Richmond

We intended to go for dinner at Cattle Cafe on Alexandra Road on a weekend. But we were surprised to see that it has been replaced by another cafe. So, we went to Kungfu Noodle next door with the consent of the boys.

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Nanzaro ordered the Kungfu Dark Fried Rice. This is more like Malaysian style fried rice. Nanzaro said he even sensed a hint of belacan in it.

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Nanzaro enjoyed his fried rice with lots of chili.

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Ben ordered the Pita Bread Soaked in Lamb Soup which is a popular dish in Xian. The difference here is we do not get to tear up the pita bread ourselves. It is served cut up into perfect cubes. Continue reading