The praise dance group at the Richmond United Church wound down for the year last week. I joined them for lunch for this occasion to celebrate the end of the session.
Our group occupied 3 tables as we had over 30 people. We were seated in the private room.
The good thing about this restaurant is that tea is free of charge as we had the VIP card.
Deep fried peanuts to nibble as we settled down at the table. We also got several saucers of the XO sauce.
Vicky ordered for our table as she is a regular to dim sum restaurants. We had two orders of the Steamed Truffle Shui Mai.
The above is one of the signature dish here, i.e. Truffle, Ginger and Kai Lan Egg White Fried Rice. Continue reading
The praise dance at Richmond Chinese Alliance Church had the last session of praise dance last Friday. It will resume in February 2018.
All the participants were presented with a token of appreciation. It is a Christmas card made of a photo of the group.
We usually have some snacks after the practice, sponsored by the church.
For this meeting, Jessica, one of the participant made some Steamed Rice Cake with Red Bean (“Poot Jei Gou”) for the group. It is very kind of her. If you are interested on how to make it, chowtimes has the recipe here.
After snack, we continued with a review practice which is held at the last session of the month. The group (some of us) then adjourned to their regular dim sum restaurant, Royal Seafood Restaurant for lunch.
Thomas was in charged of the ordering. The above is the Free Range Chicken in Mustard Sauce. Beware that sometimes the mustard sauce can gives you a sting up the nose if you hit a piece with a good dose of it. Continue reading
Ben and I attended the Remembrance Day Service in Richmond.
The service took place at the Cenotaph right in front of the City Hall.
After the service, Ben and I walked over to Sanbo Restaurant for lunch. Since it was still early for lunch hour, we had no problem getting a table. This place is usually busy at peak lunch or dinner hour.
We had hot Hong Kong style coffee and milk tea which came with our meal.
Ben ordered the Beef Tripe Lo Mien but he got the Hainanese Chicken Lo Mien. We thought the server made a mistake and we just did not bother to ask and just accept the food as we were not fussy people. Continue reading
Ben and I took a long walk from our home to Richmond Public Market on a chilling morning.
We had lunch at the food court. Ben decided to have claypot rice.
We ordered the combo for two for CAD12.75, cash only. There is a wait time as they cook upon order. Continue reading
Some of the praise dance group participants attended the following luncheon, including me.
The speaker is highly recommended by those who had heard his talk before. The talk at this luncheon is about happiness in work place. How many of you all are happy with what you are doing at work?
The ticket for this luncheon is CAD15 and held at the Continental Seafood Restaurant on Cambie Road, Richmond.
The luncheon started with a dim sum item, i.e. siu mai. Continue reading
Emily celebrated her birthday with me, Dora and Lorna at Tin Tin Seafood Harbour Restaurant.
We had booked a table for 5:30PM. When we were there, there was no customer yet. So, we told the server we will returned half an hour later. We went to Yaohan to do some shopping first.
When we returned, the restaurant had some customers already but not too busy yet.
Lorna had the honour to do the ordering. The above is Seafood Lettuce Wrap. The iceberg lettuce was very fresh and crisp. The seafood filings were made with shrimps, scallop and vegetables like carrots and water chestnut which give it some crunch. 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
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.
Of late, Ben’s obsession is soy sauce chicken. He loves the umami taste of the soy sauce.
We went to Specialty Chicken & Wonton House for an early lunch after our weekend walk.
We ordered from the lunch special. Soy Sauce Chicken Rice is $9.45.
For the lunch special, you can have a soup or a drink. Ben opted for the daily soup. The daily soup of the day was pork bones with red carrot and green carrot. Continue reading
My family came out for dinner on a Saturday evening. We wanted to go to Happy Tree House BBQ on Alexandra Road. But there was no parking available despite we went around the block twice.
So, Ben drove to Continental Plaza which he thought parking will be slightly better. Yes, indeed. We had no trouble finding one. We walked over the Firebird Cafe but it was closed without any notice on the door. Strange.
Then, Ben suggested to go to Sing Yee Chinese Restaurant which is opened for dinner only for sometime already. Sing Yee was full house. We had to wait for at least 20 minutes for a table.
We ordered a dinner combo for 3 where we get to choose three dishes for $46.80. The above was the complimentary soup of the day. It was pork soup with carrot, corn and almond. The soup was flavourful.
Our choice of dishes included the above Steamed Pork with Salted Egg. We enjoyed comfort home style food. Continue reading