Golden Paramount Seafood Restaurant on Park Road, Richmond

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.

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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.

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Arkensen wanted the Steam Pork Dumpling with Fish Rose. They are stuffed with prawns too.

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I ordered the Steam Bean Curd Sheet. The boys did not like this because it has a strong celery aroma to it. Continue reading

Sun Sui Wah on No. 3 Road, Richmond

The  Richmond Success Women Club visited the Oak Tree Senior Home to bring some joy and spirit of Christmas.

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The itinerary for the visit include Chinese folk dances, Chinese fan exercises, karaoke and games.

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After the visit, a group of 14 people went for dim sum lunch at Sun Sui Wah Seafood Restaurant on No. 3 Road.

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X.O. sauce; one of the more delicate sauces. Here are the dim sum we had.

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Siu Mai (pork dumpling).

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Steamed Tripe with Ginger & Green Onion. Continue reading

Royal Seafood Restaurant in Garden City Shopping Centre, Richmond

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.

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We went to Royal Seafood Restaurant for dim sum lunch at the end of September.

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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”.

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The “red” tea was smooth and pleasant. Thank you for the sharing.

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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

Parklane Chinese Restaurant on Westminster Hwy, Richmond

The praise dance group from Richmond Chinese Evangelical Free Church went for dim sum after the practice to celebrate the mid autumn festival. We went to Parklane Chinese Restaurant. Two of the members got to the restaurant earlier to place the orders first for the early bird discount. When we arrived, a couple of dishes had just delivered to our table. It was nice that we did not have to wait long for food.

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Here are the dishes that we had. Taro Root Dumpling with a crispy exterior and a creamy interior.

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Steamed Pork Dumpling (“Siew Mai”) with Pork Liver. This is slightly unique with the presence of the pork liver.

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Phoenix Claw and Peanut. I only tasted the peanuts as the chicken feet is not easy to break up for sharing.

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The Oyster Omelet is more of Chinese style omelet. Unlike the Taiwanese style which is more starchy and serve with a sauce. I prefer the Chinese style. Continue reading

Royal Seafood Restaurant in Garden City Shopping Centre, Richmond

After the last praise dance on the park organized by the Richmond Chinese Alliance Church which took place at Hugh Boyd Park during the summer, we had a celebration at Royal Seafood Restaurant.

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The restaurant is located on the 2nd floor.

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The large table is just enough for 16 people, seating tightly.

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Since we were there early, before 10AM, we started off with some dim sum items first. The kitchen items are only available after 10:30am.

The above plain rice rolls were very tender.

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We had two orders that looked similar. They were Pan Fried Radish Cake and Pan Fried Taro Cake. We had fun dividing the dishes into smaller portion so that everyone can have a taste. It’s fun to add some math element while enjoying our meal.

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Rice Roll with Chinese Chinese Donut was easy to divide, just cut each piece into two. Continue reading

Sea Fortune Restaurant on Granville Ave, Richmond

Once again, the praise dance group at the South Arm Park went for dim sum after the practice. This is the 2nd last practice in the park. This group belongs to the Success organization and their regular practice place is at the Richmond Public Market, on Thursday morning.

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This time, we had dim sum at Sea Fortune Restaurant on Granville Ave and St. Albans Road in Richmond.

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We were seated in a separate room at the back and occupied the largest table which can seat 18 people.

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Here are the items that we had. Prawn Dumpling which are quite big and bouncy.

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Dumpling with Scallop and Pea Shoots. Continue reading

Fortune Terrace Chinese Cuisine on River Road, Richmond

During the summer, I joined another praise dance group which takes place in the South Arm Park. This group goes to dim sum after every practice but I have not join them until this time.

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We went to the relatively new Fortune Terrace Chinese Cuisine across the Oval on River Road.

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The restaurant is decorated quite lavishly. When we arrived before 11:00 AM, the main hall was already full. So, we were seated in a back area, sort of a separate room. We had a large table as there were 16 of us.

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Tea is free of charge because one of the participant has a VIP card.

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She managed to get the VIP card for everyone. The VIP card entitles for free tea and 12% discount except for seafood menu. The VIP card on the right was given out in the early days of opening. Now, they switched to a more economical type of paper card, :-).

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Those who had been here before did the ordering. The above is Truffle, Ginger & Kai Lan, Egg White Fried Rice. Love the presentation. Continue reading

Neptune Seafood Restaurant, Surrey

Polly, Rachel, Whitney and I met up in Surrey for brunch.

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We had dim sum at Neptune Seafood Restaurant which is a convenient location for Rachel and Whitney as they can do their groceries shopping at T&T in the same mall.

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I was late as I missed my bus by the seconds. So, Rachel and Whitney ordered the dim sum first so that the early bird discount applies.

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Tea charge is $1 per person as Rachel only drinks water. I do not know that one can opt out from tea charge in a party. Next time, I will ask for that because Arkensen does not drink Chinese tea.

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Polly and I just arrived on time as the food was served. Good timing.

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We had two ordres of the Stuffed Eggplant as we all love this dish. Continue reading

South Ocean Seafood Restaurant at Garden City Plaza, Richmond

Ben and I stopped for dim sum on a Saturday morning in the middle of our walk.

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The parking in this strip mall is always a nightmare. It’s a good thing that we walked here.

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There was a 20 minutes wait for us. Ben loves the above painting in the restaurant. It’s called “Along the River During the Qingming Festival”. It represents the daily life of people and the landscape of the capital Bianjing (known as Kaifeng today) from the Northern Song period.

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The dim sum here is of the push cart style. You get to see what you want before ordering. Here is what we had; Steamed Chicken Feet. I love the fall off the bones skin which is rich in collagen. Continue reading

Early Dim Sum at Imperial Court Beijing Cuisine at Brighouse Square, Richmond

My family went for an early dim sum breakfast on Good Friday.

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After searching for a while, the only restaurant that opens as early as 8:30am is Imperial Court Beijing Cuisine at Brighouse Square. Most of the dim sum restaurants in Richmond open after 9:00am.

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Tea charge is $1.25 per person. Even though there is people in the party who do not drink tea (like Arkensen), we still have to pay for tea charge for 3 people.

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Hot pot rice is on special price ($3.80) before 11:00am. We had the Chinese Sausage & Spare Ribs on Rice. This is a good deal. Continue reading