Chongqing Restaurant on Commercial Drive, Vancouver

A few of the participants from the Experience Works program which I attended in early 2018 got together for lunch.

Eva suggested Chongqing Restaurant as she and her gardening group used to dine here. The restaurant was not very busy on the Saturday that we met here.

Elena and I arrived first. She ordered a pork dumpling from the dim sum section to start off as she was hungry. When the rest of the group arrived, she took charge of the rest of the ordering. We had fried rice with shrimp to go with other dishes.

Since Eva is a vegetarian, we ordered one of her favourite dish, Fried Green Bean Szechuan style. (more…)

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Octopus House in Crystal Mall, Burnaby

Since Ben and I attend church near Burnaby, we often take the opportunity to have lunch in Burnaby.

One of our favourite place is the Crystal Mall. For this occasion, Ben decided to try the “Cold Noodle” from Octopus House in the market area.

It looks healthy with a lot of vegetables, :-).

It’s a take out place. We intended to bring it to the food court to eat. I’m sure we are not supposed to bring outside food to the food court. So, Ben bought another item from the food court. (more…)

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Szechuan Delicious on No. 3 Road, Richmond Closing Soon

Our family had been trying to come to this restaurant more often once we learned that the current location will be closed in July due to redevelopment. We really hope they will find a new home.

When we come as a family of four, we always get the combo for 4 for CAD52. We like it because for that we get two appetizers and choose four main dishes. You cant beat that for value because Szechuan cuisine is generally more expensive than other Chinese cuisine. We sure are going to miss this place when it closes soon.

The free appetizers are Spicy Pig Ears and Mung Bean Noodle in a tangy and spicy sauce. Ben likes the sauce so much that sometime we bring our own container to take the leftover sauce home as we dare not ask the server to pack the sauce to go.

There are three choices for the fish dish; Water Boiled Fish, Fish with Tofu (that’s our choice this time) and Fish with Preserved Vegetable. Ben commented that the fish is good, just wonder what fish is it. (more…)

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Penang Szechuan Cuisine in White Rock

Ben had to send the car for service at the BCAA Service Center in Surrey. We were there earlier than expected and decided to have lunch first in White Rock.

After looking for a while, we found this Penang Szechuan Cuisine as the name interests us.

The decorations is very Malaysian with “batik” cloth lining the tables.

You can click on the menu to have a larger view. Besides, a few “sambal” and curry dishes, the menu reviews that it’s more like a “chop suey” restaurant. (more…)

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0755 Restaurant & Lounge in Continental Plaza, Richmond

Emily, Lorna, Marian and I met up for lunch on a Tuesday afternoon. It was quite difficult to organize a meet up even with just 4 people as Marian is working and busy in the evening for her girl’s Wushu practice. This meet up is a spontaneous one as Marian had to take the day off the resolve her kitchen plumbing problem.

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Lorna suggested to have lunch at 0755 Restaurant and Lounge at Continental Plaza. We had walked pass this restaurant many times but never check it out because it was all dark and there is no menu display outside. We have no idea what kind of restaurant is this. Finally, I have a chance to try it.

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Only some part of the restaurant is opened up for lunch as it was not busy at all. We were told by the server that on weekend night, there is a live band performing in the restaurant.

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I was equally surprised that this place serves Sichuan cuisine. The menu is in the format of an album and there are lots of photos in it. I love this kind of menu.

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Sun flower seeds for munching while waiting for our food. This is very common in Beijing.

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We started off with items from the appetizer section. The above is the Saliva Chicken. (more…)

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