Zen Kitchen in International Buddhist Temple, Richmond

Lorna invited me to a vegetarian lunch just prior to Chinese New Year. The lunch was organized by the S.U.C.C.E.S.S Women Success Women’s Club, Richmond division.


Zen Kitchen is located in the International Buddhist Temple on Steveston Highway, Richmond.


We had the Iron Goddess (Tieguanyin) Chinese tea.


First item on the table was a soup. It consisted of corn, carrots, water cress, cashew nuts, etc. The soup was quite sweet.


There were even a few vegetarian meatballs in the soup.


The appetizer platter made of various flavours of gluten which include sweet and sour, curry, etc. The center piece was a vegetarian ham. Continue reading

Zen Kitchen on Steveston Hwy, Richmond

Emily H organised a lunch with several of the participants of the Multicultural Community Kitchens at the Zen Kitchen in the International Buddhist Temple on Steveston Highway.


The vegetarian restaurant is located at the rear of the temple. Follow the arrow of the sign above which is located in several locations in the temple.


This is where the restaurant is located.


The restaurant has an exquisite Chinese architecture and decoration.


There is a minimum order implemented here. i.e. each patron must order 1 main dish or 3 dim sum items. Main dish is $15 while dim sum is $5 each. There were five of us, so, we ordered 4 main dishes and 3 dim sum items to share.


The above is from the dim sum selection; Vegetable dumplings. The skin of the dumpling was rather thick especially at the pleating.


The above Radish Cake was not bad, which was crispy on the outside and with ample radish. Continue reading