Ben and I went to Crystal Mall after church service for grocery shopping and lunch.
We had lunch at Han Ju Restaurant. In the colder weather, we look forward to a hot bowl of soup.
I ordered the Ginger Flavored Duck Soup with rice for $9.95. This dish is more Chinese than Korean.
I can taste the ginger flavour in the broth. There were 3 small pieces of duck with bone in and plenty of suey choy.
Ben ordered a bowl of Beef Noodle Soup for $10.50. Ben commented that it’s just so so and the serving is small. It’s not really worth while to him.
We certainly detected the presence of msg as we felt quite thirsty after the meal. Any, msg is present in a lot of sauces.
Han Ju Restaurant accepts cash only.
Nanzaro opted for some Korean food, instead at the Henderson Place Mall food court.
He went to the Seoul Truck stall where the stall front is decorated like a food truck.
Nanzaro ordered the Dak Kang Jeong combo; which include a Korean style Rice Sandwich.
He picked the Hawaiian Way sandwich which has spam, egg, carrot and lettuce.
The combo includes a choice of popcorn chicken with just an additional $4.00. A small popcorn chicken by itself is $5.50. Nanzaro picked the Seoul Truck’s signature popcorn chicken which is smothered in sweet soy sauce and sauteed chopped garlic. You will need a mint candy after eating this dish as there are a lot of garlic in it.
His meal came to $9.40, including tax and credit card is accepted in this stall.
We had walked pass So Hyang Korean Cuisine several times since we have been dining around this area on Fridays.
We decided to give it a try this time. We arrived around 6:30pm and the restaurant was full house. We waited for about half an hour before we got a table. Apparently, most of the customers have reservation.
The waiting area has a small garden with flowing water. The sound of the flowing water is soothing.
We were asked if we want iced water or hot tea for our drink. We opted for the hot tea which has roasted rice aroma.
We saw quite a number of tables ordered the Kimchee Pancake, so we went along with that. The pancake came quickly after we placed our order. I presumed the restaurant have a number of them premade since it is a popular item. Continue reading
My family went to a new Korean restaurant on Blundell and Garden City Road in Richmond for dinner. This new Korean restaurant is located just next to the Royal Seafood Restaurant. This dinner is for a birthday celebration for the April birthday boy.
We were there for early dinner just after 5PM. So, getting a table was not a problem.
Later into the evening, there was a short lineup. The restaurant was not too big.
We also noticed that quite a number of people came in for take-out because there is a 10% discount for take out on the soft opening.
Metallic cutlery which is popular among Korean restaurants.
Banchans which we got a second refill after we finished the first serving.
We shared two items among the four of us. The above is the Baby Octopus Hot Plate. We ordered the medium size which serves 2 to 3 people. We asked for medium spiciness. The sauce for this was rather sweet. Continue reading
Ben and I went out for dinner on a Friday evening.
We decided to have Korean cuisine at Midam Cafe on Garden City Road.
Walking into the restaurant. it is all about basket ball, with Yao Ming’s life size poster on the entrance way.
More basketball posters on the wall. Continue reading
My family went out for lunch on a Sunday. Ben and I were surprised that our boys agreed to go for Korean cuisine.
We went to Samsoonie Noodle & Rice on Westminster Highway. This restaurant is managed by Korean and am pretty sure it serves authentic Korean food.
As usual, banchans were served. Here, it only serves two banchans.
Nanzaro ordered the Nagazaki Seafood Ramen. He likes that the cabbages were fried and flavoured. Continue reading
Ben brought Arkensen to Metrotown for dinner to show him the Pokemon Go hot spot. It was unbelievable to see so many people at one spot playing the game.
We walked across the hot spot to have dinner at Dae Ji Cutlet House. It is a relatively new restaurant.
The menu is not too big and some pictures of food is always good.
The typical setting of a Korean restaurant, ice water in a bottle and plastic cups, practical.
Ben ordered the Garlic Pork Cutlet to share with me. The pork cutlet is served with garlic spicy gravy, salad and rice. Continue reading
Ben and I went to the Union Square for lunch. After exploring the area for a bit, we settled with Hanppy Tofu Pot House. Hot pot sounds good on a cold and rainy day.
Hanppy Tofu Hot Pot House serves Korean and Asian cuisine.
The high and brightly coloured ceiling looks inviting.
Ben ordered an appetizer of marinated pork ears. It’s all about the crunchy texture.
We had the Hancuan Blazing Pot. It was more spicy than we expected. There were quite a bit of bean thread noodle in it. It came with beef slices, beef tripe, fish balls, squid, bean curd sticks and cabbages. It also came with a bowl of steam rice. Continue reading
I’m taking a break from the Paris series for some local restaurants review.
Ben and I went out for lunch on a rainy Saturday.
We went to the above relatively new Korean restaurant across the new City Center Community Center in central Richmond.
We were the first customers as it was just past 11:30AM. The restaurant was quite big.
Ben ordered the Pork Tofu Soup. It came with a raw egg for us to crack into the bubbling hot pot. Ben opted for medium spicy for his soup. Continue reading
Ben was having craving for Dakgalbi. After searching high and low in the internet, the only restaurant in Richmond which serves it is Haroo Korean Homestyle Cuisine in Venezia Place. We can’t believe that we have to come back to the same mall again in the same day.
We tried our luck in looking for a parking spot again. It must be our lucky day. Although there were already several cars waiting for a spot, a car in front of us just pulled out.
Haroo now only opens for dinner. We I first visited it, it served lunch and dinner.
Hot tea comes in a flask which keeps it hot.
The complementary appetizer was a congee. Nanzaro did not like it and passed his to me.
Banchans include soy bean sprout, napa cabbage kimchi, potato in sweet soy sauce and sweetish fish cake.
Ben ordered the Dalgalbi which is pan fried chicken with spicy sauce. It was a disappointment for Ben as he expected to see more sauce and more rice cakes. This is served in a hot plate and rather dry. Continue reading