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
This was a dinner on a Sunday evening. It was about 6:30pm and Sanbo Restaurant was full house. There were even people waiting for a table outside the restaurant. When Ben checked with the waitress, she told us the wait will be 15 minutes. But we waited for more than half and hour for a table. Never trust them about the waiting time as it is always longer than they anticipated.
The above was the complimentary daily soup. There is no way to get Arkensen and Nanzaro to try it. It looked unappetizing like some kind of bitter Chinese medicine. Fortunately, it tasted alright. I presumed the colour is from some of the Chinese herbs in the soup.
We ordered 4 dishes to share. Ben wanted to have their specialty chicken but it was sold out that evening. The above was Halibut and Tofu in Hot Pot.
The second hot pot dish was Assorted Seafood with Vermicelli in Satay Sauce. There were a fair amount of pineapples, sweet peppers and onions in it. Continue reading
Lorna and I went to Kongee Dinesty for lunch before we went to Costco in Richmond.
Kongee Dinesty offers customizable congee and traditional Chinese dishes.
Kongee Dinesty has a open kitchen where customers can see cooks at work.
Chinese tea is served. The tea had a flower scent to it.
Lorna ordered her favourite handmade Sweet Chinese Donut.
She also wanted to try their Imitation Shark Fin Soup. The imitation shark fin is actually bean thread noodle. Lorna commented that the version here is just so-so. Continue reading
My family went out for dinner on a Saturday evening. Only Nanzaro came with us as Arkensen was in the midst of doing his homework and he did not want to be interrupted.
We went to the new (to us) Cantonese B.B.Q. Restaurant on Capstan Way, Richmond. We did not see a lot of BBQ meat from the window.
The menu cover is nice. We ordered a combo for 3 at $50 which comes with 2 BBQ meat and two dishes.
Complimentary daily soup.
We had BBQ duck and BBQ pork for the 2 BBQ meat because we had roasted pork from HK BBQ master the day before. Continue reading
This is just a comfort lunch for Ben and I after our morning walk on a weekend.
We had lunch at Specialty Chicken Chicken & Wonton House on Ackroyd Road. We ordered two dishes to share. The first item was Halibut Hot Pot. The halibut was slightly crunchy as they were deep fried before cooking in the hot pot with lots of onion and green onion. I can just eat rice with the onions alone with the sauce that sticks to the onions.
The second dish was Pork Chop with Garlic Honey. We only had a few bite of this as the halibut hot pot alone is good for both of us. We packed the rest of the pork chop for my boys.
The meal came with steamed rice and daily soup. This is a cash only place.
Their menu is big. You can click on them to have a larger view.
Nanzaro wanted to get a new pair of running shoes for his marathon. So, he joined Ben and I for our morning walk in Metropolis in Metrotown on a Saturday morning.
After the walk and shop, we went for lunch in the neighbourhood. Ben brought us to one of his favourite lunch spot, Au Wing Kee Restaurant.
The menu is big, with lunch specials and lunch combos, etc.
I ordered a wonton noodle soup as I saw one of the Chinese restaurant award on the wall for noodle. There were five wontons which were springy. The broth was the right flavour, with seafood taste. Continue reading
Lorna invited me to the Success Richmond Women Club Christmas Dinner at the Continental Seafood Restaurant on the 10th December, 2015.
It is also an appreciation night for the committee members who has served for 20, 10 and 6 years.
We were seated in a private room with 6 tables of attendees. There was a draw for table prize where no one will go home empty handed.
A variety of sauces for different dishes.
First course of BBQ duck, cold cut meat, BBQ pork, Bean Curd Wrap and seaweed. Continue reading