Deer Garden on Sexsmith Road, Richmond

Deer Garden in Continental Centre has moved to Union Square.

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Ben and I had an early lunch at this new location since it just opened for the day and there is no wait yet. Deer Garden is usually busy at peak lunch hour.

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Awards wining plaques decorated the wall at the entrance of the restaurant.

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The restaurant has simple and clean lined decor.

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Since I was not hungry, I ordered their Special French Toast with butter and peanut butter to snack on. The Special French Toast is in bite size pieces, unlike most other Hong Kong style restaurants which serve French Toast in whole. This gives it a higher ratio of crispy outside. (more…)

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Super Stars Cafe on Leslie Road, Richmond

Ben and I went out for early lunch, just after 11:00AM on a Sunday morning. We decided to give Super Stars Cafe another try since my first attempt failed to secure a parking spot.

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This time, there were plenty of parking spots because we were early. The photos on the entrance look just like it’s predecessor’s (Hollywood Steak House) dishes.

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Even the interior looks exactly the same.

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Ben ordered the Free Range Chicken Herbal Hotpot which I ordered the last time we visited Hollywood Steak House. It tasted exactly like the old time. The only difference is the price which is $1 more now at $13.95. (more…)

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After 6 Cafe at Richmond Public Market

There is a new Hong Kong style cafe opens at the ground floor of the Richmond Public Market.

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Polly, Lorna and I decided to check it out one early morning since Polly has to go to work later.

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We ordered two combos to share. You can click on the above menus to have a larger view.

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The first combo consist of Toast, Sausages and Eggs. We had scrambled eggs for easy sharing. (more…)

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Hollywood Steak House on Leslie Road, Richmond

Ben picked Hollywood Steak House for lunch on a Saturday. It’s been a long time since he ate here.

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The restaurant is decorated with some black and white Hollywood scenes, even the ceiling.

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We like their menu with colourful photots. You can click on the menu to have a larger view.

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Ben ordered a Tom Yum Seafood Rice Noodle Soup for $8.95. It was surprisingly flavourful with various seafood. (more…)

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Sanbo Restaurant at Brighouse Square, Richmond

Ever since Excelsior Restaurant is taken over by Sanbo Restaurant, we had been putting off the idea of going there.

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Ben jokingly commented that the kingcrabs on the restaurant banner looks like spiders.

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We had lunch here on a Saturday afternoon. Sanbo is a Hong Kong style restaurant, just like it’s predecessor. Hot drink is included in the lunch order but cold drink  is charged 0.95 cents extra.

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I ordered a wonton noodle soup as I wanted a light meal. I noticed that the noodle soup comes with a lot of garlic chips just like those served at Excelsior. (more…)

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Cattle Cafe on Alexandra Road, Richmond

We have not been back to Cattle Cafe for a long time. Ben occasionally had lunch at Cattle Cafe at Metrotown. He thinks we’ll like the menu as Cattle Cafe is not just about the pick your self noodle.

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He thinks we’ll like the menu as Cattle Cafe is not just about the pick your self noodle.

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Cattle Cafe is not as busy when it first opens here.

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Nanzaro ordered the Curry Boneless Chicken with Rice for $9.59. He likes boneless meat. The curries menu includes a hot drink. (more…)

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Qoo Cafe on Granville St, Vancouver

We found a new Hong Kong style cafe on Granville St., Vancouver.

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The English name is Qoo Cafe while it’s Chinese name in Cantonese is “Mai Ji Lin” (from my limited Chinese knowledge) which sounded like michelin to me, 🙂

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What I like about this place is that it does not feel cramp. I also like the music video displaying on the TV which I had a direct view. It’s a concert by Joey Yung.

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We ordered two dishes to share. The above is the Penang Fried Koey Teow. (more…)

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Smart N Save Cafe, River Road, Richmond

Ben noticed a newspaper clipping on Smart N Save Cafe while we were paying for our groceries when shopping at Smart N Save at Lansdowne Mall. It is interesting that a groceries store owner ventured into restaurant business.

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We decided to go for lunch at Smart N Save Cafe during Ben’s vacation day off on a week day. Smart N Save Cafe is located in the Vancouver Industrial Park Richmond at 7080 River Road, a very unlikely place for a restaurant. It is on the second floor where you can see a lighted red open sign on the photo above.

The restaurant does have a good view of the Fraser River though from it’s location.

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The restaurant closes early at 6PM.

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We were there before noon and there were just a couple of tables taken. It was almost full house when we left.

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The menu is not big, mostly snack items, noodles and dessert. You can click on the menu to have a larger view.

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The interesting thing about this restaurant is that it’s ordering system is high tech. We were given a QR code when we sat down. The server told us that we can place our order using our smart phone with a QR code reader like WeChat.  Unfortunately, Ben does not have such app on his cell phone. So, the server has to take our order manually.

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Ben ordered their house combo for $9.95. It came with a breaded Pork Chop which was deep fried to crispy and a bowl of steamed rice. (more…)

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Red House on Alexandra Road, Richmond

Ben intended to go to Shanghai Morning for dinner but the parking lot was full. He did not want to go round and round looking for a parking spot.

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So, we ended up at Red House which has plenty of parking spot.

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A Hong Kong style restaurant, our order came with soup and drink. We opted for Borsht soup over cream soup. The soup was tasty with decent amount of cabbage. There were also garlic toast to go with the soup.

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Since it’s dinner time, Ben and I opted for Horlick instead of caffeinated drink.

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I ordered a Seafood Yee Mee Noodle in Hot Pot which has scallop and shrimp. I ordered this thinking it was what we saw on another customer’s table but it turned out to be different. (more…)

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Kingspark Steak House, Westminster Highway

For this lunch, it was Nanzaro who joined us. We went to Kingspark Steak House as Ben has not been here for a long while.

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Ben shared with me a Lobster in Butter Cream Sauce. This is $26.95. It came with a whole lobster but not a big one though.

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The lobster is served on a generous bed of noodle (yee mien). The generous amount of butter cream was enough to coat the noodle nicely. We enjoyed the dish and both of us felt full.

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Our dish came with a drink and soup. (more…)

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