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. Continue reading

Nadu Spicy Restaurant in Brighouse Square, Richmond

Emily, Lorna, Marian and I met up at Nadu Spicy Restaurant in Brighouse Square. We have not met since Marian and Emily went back to their home country for Chinese New Year celebration.

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Ben did mention to me that he remembered there is Nadu in Beijing too.

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The interior still looks like the former Chamonix Restaurant that occupied this location.

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The restaurant was not busy at 1PM on a week day.

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We ordered three appetizers to start with. Marian wanted the Potato Slice. It was crunchy. Continue reading

The Place Restaurant on Granville St., Vancouver

Ben wanted the family hot pot for lunch. We had this Shanghainese dish at The Place Restaurant on Granville Street a while ago.

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It looks like The Place Restaurant has changed into a Sichuan Restaurant.

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The restaurant has a fresh coat of paint but the tables and chairs still look the same; especially the chair covers.

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The menu has some photos of the dishes. Continue reading

Lunch Special at Lucky Noodle, Kingsway

I admit that I’m weak when coming to food. Ben tempted me to go to Lucky Noodle, next to the Bubble World we just stopped by.

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Since I have not been here for a while, I surely agreed.

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I ordered the Chinese Restaurant Award winning dish of Stir Fried Slicked Pork with White Chili. I like the combination of crispiness and chewiness textures of this dish.

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Ben ordered the Garlic Stems Stir Fried with Smoke Bacon. The smokiness from the bacon was really pronounced. The lunch special came with steam rice.

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You can have daily soup or soy milk for the lunch special. I had the hot soup while Ben had the cold soy milk.

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This restaurant accepts cash only.

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Belated Birthday and Farewell Dinner for Ben

We celebrated Ben’s birthday the next day on his way to the airport for his business trip as he was too busy and tired to go out on a weekday.

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He picked Bushuair Restaurant as he loves Sichuan Food. Arkensen commented on the menu which is so big that it occupies almost half of the table when flips open. We like menu with photos as you get visual of the dishes before you order them.

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I find the teapot spout is interesting.

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Ben ordered four dishes to go with steamed rice. The first item was a Lamb/Mutton Stew. The boys did not quite like it because the lamb was very boney. Continue reading

Spicy Master in Richmond Public Market

Richmond Public Market is decorated with red decor to usher the Chinese New Year, just like every Chinese mall in Richmond.

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We went to the Richmond Public Market for dinner on a weekend. It was not busy at that time, around 7PM as most of the stores in the lower floor had closed or in the process of closing for the day.

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Nanzaro decided to try a new store in the Richmond Public Market. Spicy Master serves mala xianggoa just like Want Want Hot & Spicy House in Yaohan.

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You select the ingredients that you like and is charged by the weight.

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Perhaps, it’s new, the server told us that we can select a free appetizer from the menu above. The free ones are all those on the second row and the right most on the third row. Continue reading

Lunch Special from Meishan Restaurant at Crystal Mall

Ben brought me to one of his recent favourite lunch place at Crystal Mall for lunch on a Saturday. We went alone because the boys slept in on weekend.

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Meishan is not busy even on week day. Perhaps there are lots of cheaper alternative at the food court.

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We were there quite early, about 11:00AM and we were their first customers of the day.

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We ordered from their lunch special which is $7.95. The above is Stir-fried Sliced Pork with Tofu and Cabbage. There is a side of spicy vinegarish cold bean sprout.  The amount of rice was humongous; at least 2 regular bowls of rice. Continue reading

Lunch at Szechuan Delicious Restaurant

On a Saturday afternoon, Ben brought the family to Szechuan Delicious Restaurant on No. 3 Road for lunch. He used the excuse that the lunch was for mum to shut out Arkensen’s protest.

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First, an appetizer of Saliva Chicken. The serving looked big for $7.95.

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Actually, the bottom of the bowl was filled with bean sprout which I do not mind. Ben loves the sauce so much that he asked to pack the leftover home. Any one has a recipe of this sauce to share?

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From the chef recommendation list, Slice Lamb with Cumin. I do not quite like this version which is dry and has a powdery texture and the accompaniment of lots of onions, sweet peppers and celery. I would prefer it to be cooked with green onions. This is $12.95. Continue reading

Birthday Dinner at New Spicy Chili Restaurant

April is Ben’s birthday. We celebrated his birthday on a belated date because he was busy at work.

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The birthday boy picked sichuan although Arkensen wanted Vietnamese. The birthday boy said he can over rule everybody. We had dinner at New Spicy Chili Restaurant. The birthday boy also picked all the dishes.

The above is a Fresh Chili Lamb dish. There is option for beef but lamb is our favourite meat. This is $18.99. It was very spicy with the generous amount of Thai chili.

The lamb slices sat on top of a pile of bean sprouts and enoki mushrooms. This is the best dish of the whole meal.

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Double cooked pork belly with sweet peppers is $15.99. It also has leeks, tofu and celery. The fermented black beans add a nice flavour to this spicy dish. Continue reading

Li’s China Grill on Kingsway, Vancouver

Li’s China Grill reminded me of the grilled fish that I had in Beijing.

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There are two similar restaurants on this stretch of Kingsway which serve similar cuisine. We picked Li’s China Grill as it looks nicer from the outside.

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I like the hardwood floor and the table lined with red table cloth.

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We ordered 4 skewers of grilled lamb while waiting for our main dish. The lamb skewer was good; 99 cents each. Continue reading