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

Silkway Halal Cuisine on Saba Road, Richmond

I picked Silkway Halal Cuisine for Mother’s Day and birthday celebrations. I felt short change because my birthday is near mother’s day and I only got to celebrate once.

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The parking spots at rear are quite small and difficult to park.

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This was a Sichuan restaurant before and now it changed to a halal restaurant. So, Muslim can eat here.

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The decoration is still the same as the previous restaurant. The theme of wooden furniture has an antique look to it. Arkensen commented that the chairs are very uncomfortable as they are hard.

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We saw the Chinese award plaque as we walk to our table.

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We ordered the award wining Sliced Lamb with Pickled Cabbage in Hot Pot. It was alright. The sourness of the pickled cabbage kind of whet up our appetite. This soup is slightly spicy as there are some green chilies in it. Continue reading

Wang Shun Ge Grill Richmond on Alexandra Road, Richmond

Ben was on leave due to some family emergency over the weekend. We went out to run some errands at Lansdowne Mall and went for lunch in the vicinity of Alexandra Road.

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We saw a new grill fish restaurant next to Seto Sushi on Alexandra Road. We love Beijing style grill fish and so we decided to give it a try.

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It was just past 11:30AM and the restaurant was empty. In fact, we waited for a while before someone came out from the kitchen.

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I like the glass drinking jars that are used to serve Chinese tea to us.

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We came for the grill fish and so grill fish it is. You can click on the menu above to have a larger view.

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We ordered the grilled Red Snapper with medium spiciness and a few extra vegetables. The dish is served on some kind of heat source to keep it warm. Continue reading

Kung Fu Noodle on Alexandra Road, Richmond

Marian and I intended to buy Lorna lunch at a new noodle restaurant in Alexandra Road to celebrate her birthday.

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King Fu Noodle is located next to Cattle Cafe which we just blogged not long ago.

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We were the first customers there at 11:00AM on a week day. The seating is not cramp.

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Their menu is complete with photos.

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Marian was in-charged of ordering as she had dined here before. The above was Red-Cooked Chicken in the appetizer section. It was served cold and had five spice flavour. This is $4.99.

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The second appetizer we ordered was Shredded Potato with Chili for $3.59. It was not very spicy but had a vinegarish taste and a crunchy texture. Continue reading

Old Xian’s Food on Alexandra Road, Richmond

When Ben told me that there is a new Xian restaurant in Richmond via Tiffanie’s of Eating Club Vancouver posting on facebook, I told Ben to go there the next day. It brings back memory of our trip to Xian. Before this discovery, the place I can find Xian food is at the Richmond Public Market.

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Old Xian’s Food is located between Deer Garden and Haroo, the only strip mall where restaurants are found on the second level on Alexandra Road.

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The poster in front of restaurant immediately brings back memory of the Biang Biang Noodle we had at Xian.

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The restaurant was not busy when we were there on a Sunday afternoon. The wall is decorated with some very colourful art.

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The menu is simple, just a one page menu. You can click on the menu to have a larger view.

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Ben ordered the Lamb Meat in Soup for $9.75. Continue reading