Bubble Waffle Cafe in Lansdowne Foodcourt

When it rains, Ben and I will walk in the mall. Rain will not deter us from our daily goal of walking 10,000 steps.

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On one of the day that we were walking in the Lansdowne mall, Ben tempted me to have lunch at the Bubble Waffle Cafe. Since it’s still early, there is no wait. If you come at peak lunch hour, there is usually a line. This is one of the busiest stall in the Lansdowne foodcourt.

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We decided to share just a meal. We had the Hainanese Chicken Laksa. The color was good and the broth was flavourful. The best is that the Hainanese chicken is boneless. Continue reading

Silver Tower Cafe Restaurant at Alexandra Road, Richmond

This is another lunch before Ben’s business trip. He suggested a few restaurants for the boys to decide and we ended up with Silver Tower Cafe.

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Since Ben will be away, he took charge of the ordering. The first item was Malaysian Beef Fried Rice. It was a decent fried rice but the flavour of belacan was not strong enough.

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The fried rice came with a drink. No extra charge for ice milk tea.

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The rest of the items were from the Chinese dishes section which came with a bowl of steamed rice and soup. The above was listed as Malay Pork Bean which was long beans stir fried with pork. A favourite in my family. The long beans were crisp. Continue reading

Hapa Izakaya on West Cordova Street, Vancouver

Polly, Whitney and I met up for a ladies get together in downtown sometime in the middle of January. It’s been a month since we last met.

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Whitney suggested either Cincin or Hapa Izakaya. I chose Hapa Izakaya which I have not blog before.

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We arrived around 5:00PM. The restaurant was not too busy yet.

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Our server told us it’s still happy hour time with a smaller menu. You can click on the menu to have a larger view.

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We ordered a few items from the happy hour menu to start with. The above is Ika Okonomiyaki Bites, which is lightly fried “Japanese pancake” with wasabi-mayonnaise dipping sauce. This pancake bites were more doughy than the original okonomiyaki which I had eaten before. The original version will have a lot of cabbage. Continue reading

Sanbo Restaurant at Brighouse Square, Richmond

My family went out for a late lunch before dropping Ben at the airport for a week business trip. So, Ben has the say on where to eat since he will be missing his comfort food for a week. He picked Sanbo Restaurant.

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Initially he wanted to get the House Special Chicken but the server told us that the House Special Chicken is only served at dinner time. So, we had the Hainanese Chicken instead which is also good.

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I loved the ginger sauce which comes with the Hainanese chicken.

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The next dish is Tofu and Rock Cod Hotpot. The boneless Rock Code was lightly battered and deep fried. Besides the two main ingredients, there are also bok choy at the bottom of the pot and some plump shiitake mushroom. I also like the whole garlic in the hotpot. Continue reading

Estea Cafe at Aberdeen Square, Richmond

After the small bite at Pizza Garden, we did more walking in the vicinity area. Our goal is to walk 10,000 steps or more daily.

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On the way back, Ben tempted with dessert at Estea Cafe, also at the Aberdeen Square.

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I admit that I’m weak when come to dessert. I just gave in easily.

You placed your order and paid at the counter. Your order will be delivered to your table. Continue reading

Green Bamboo Vietnamese Cuisine at Crystal Mall, Burnaby

During Ben’s Christmas break, we went for long walk at Central Park. After the walk, we went to Metrotown area for lunch.

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Ben brought me to Green Bamboo Vietnamese Restaurant. It is one of his occasional lunch spot.

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I was enticed to have the above Stewed Duck Leg Egg Noodle which was posted on the wall outside the restaurant. But, unfortunately, this item had been cancelled from the menu.

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So, I ordered the Seafood Tom Yum noodle Soup. It was sour and mildly spicy. Continue reading

Ah Wai Kitchen on Odlin Crescent, Richmond

My family went out for an early dinner on a week day in the last week of 2015. Ben was on 2 weeks leave for the Christmas break.

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We went to a Chinese restaurant by the name Ah Wai Kitchen.

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The place was pretty quiet when we were there.

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The menu is not big; just a one page menu with some items crossed out. The paper menu also acts as table mat.

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Ben suggested I ordered the Cuttle Fish Ball with Flat Rice Noodle in Soup as it is one of the photos posted on the glass wall. It was a good choice. The cuttle fish ball was firm and springy. The broth is clear and mildly flavoured. Continue reading

Pho Hong on Kingsway, Burnaby

It’s been a long time since our family visited Pho Hong. I meant all in the family dine here together.

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Ben does come here once in a while for his lunch on work week.

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The aging wall paper had gone. It looks brighter now with the white paint.

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The usual condiments for pho. The bean sprouts are served raw.

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Ben and Arkensen had the No. 1 special. Ben had the small bowl ($7.50) while Arkensen had the large bowl. The difference in price is just 50cents. Continue reading

Maji Taiwanese Stir Fry on Alexandra Road, Richmond

Emily, Lorna, Marian and I met up in mid December for an early Christmas dinner. We picked Maji because it’s only open for dinner.

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We arrived five minutes past the opening hour at 5:30PM. We were their first customers and we had no problem getting a table.

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The place was sufficiently lighted and the seating is not too tight.

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We ordered five dishes to share.

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For starter, we had the Braised food Platter which is one of the more expensive dish on the menu. You picked 4 types of items from a list of 7 to 8 items. We had braised egg, tofu, beef tripe and mushroom. It was quite a big serving as we did not manage to finish it. Continue reading

A Ri Rang Korean Tofu House on Minoru Blvd, Richmond

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.

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We went to the above relatively new Korean restaurant across the new City Center Community Center in central Richmond.

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We were the first customers as it was just past 11:30AM. The restaurant was quite big.

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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