Lunch at Sing Yee Chinese Restaurant at Continental Centre, Richmond

I just found these photos which were tucked away in my folder of “to blog” which I had long forgotten.


It was a weekend lunch with the family.


I had the Beef Brisket and Tendon Mixed Noodles. You get sticky lips eating the tendon.


For a change, Nanzaro ordered a Beef Fried Rice instead of the regular Salted Fish Chicken Fried Rice.


Nanzaro had lots of chili oil to go with his fried rice. Continue reading

Comfort Breakfast at Happy Date Bakery & Restaurant

Ben and I went out for our morning walk around the Richmond City Hall and Minoru Park.


Richmond City Hall is beautiful with the cascading water fall.


We walked over to Happy Date Bakery and Restaurant after our walk.

I ordered a Duck Congee as I love BBQ duck. It was quite a big bowl. The congee is creamy.


Ben ordered the Pork Liver Congee. The pork liver came in big slices.


Ben also had ordered a Soy Sauce Fried Noodle. He loves simple noodles like this.

Somehow I forgot to take a photo of the receipt and I forgot how much was the breakfast. Happy Date Bakery and Restaurant accepts cash only. Continue reading

89 Degrees Wonderful House Restaurant on Kingsway, Burnaby

LR organized a mini chowdown at 89 degrees Shanghai Fusion Cuisine. Attendees included retired food blogger Karl of The Friday Lunch and Dennis the Foodie and missus (Wendy).


89 degrees Shanghai Fusion Cuisine is a family run restaurant.


I like the signage stands outside the restaurant which are loaded with pictures.


We left the ordering to Karl as he seems to be quite a regular here.


Menu with photos is always a good thing.


A table full of food. Here are what Karl ordered. Continue reading

Main Island Cafe on Kingsway, Burnaby

Ben was off work on a Friday, in replacement for him working on Thanksgiving day. We planned to go for lunch at Saffron Indian Cuisine. Arkensen and Nanzaro love Indian food, so they did not protest even we had to drive across the bridge.

By the time we reached Burnaby, it was past noon and that was a busy lunch hour, especially on a Friday. The wait at Saffron is going to be long and we can’t predict the wait by looking at the tables because it is a buffet setting.


So, Ben suggested the Main Island Cafe a few doors away. It is one of his favourite lunch spot.


Main Island Cafe is a Hong Kong style restaurant specializes in noodles soup, especially fish noodle soup like the one below.


Well, this is not our order, but the server delivered it wrongly to our table.


This is what I ordered; oiled noodle with Malay laksa broth. The broth was relatively spicy although it does look red. Continue reading

Gingeri Chinese Cuisine in Lansdowne Mall, Richmond

I met up with my ex-colleague and husband (R&D) for dim sum at Gingeri Chinese Cuisine. They are now residing in Nanaimo and they seldom come over the Vancouver. I’m so happy to meet up with them.


We picked Gingeri for dim sum for the ease of parking in Lansdowne Mall. The photo menu is definitely a great help in ordering.


D is Caucasian and he loves typical dim sum items like Steamed BBQ Pork Bun.


Steamed Prawn Dumpling was of good size. Continue reading

Tak Heng Hot Pot Restaurant on No. 3 Road, Richmond

On a Saturday morning, Ben brought us to Parker Place for dim sum. His first choice was Shun Feng Seafood Restaurant but there was already a long line waiting for tables. So, we decided not to wait. Ben is also not keen on Ningbo Seafood Restaurant as he was craving for pure Cantonese dim sum.


So, we walked over to Tak Heng Hot Pot Restaurant. This restaurant was big and we did get a table immediately.


Pleasant cutlery with table cloth setting.


It was difficult to get the server to bring us some chili sauce as they were always busy. So, Ben and Nanzaro helped themselves from a counter near the reception.


I picked the above Pan Fried Chive Dumpling as I remembered they were good the last time I had it here. The boys agreed. Continue reading

Sanbo Restaurant in Brighouse Square, Richmond

Our family had dinner at Sanbo Chinese Restaurant on a weekend.


We were there early like just after 5PM. There is no problem getting a table.


The restaurant filled up quickly and reservation is recommended if you decide to eat at peak hour like 6:00 to 8:00PM.


We had half of their Famous Chicken. The chicken is tender and the special sauce tastes good. Continue reading

Top Shanghai at Akroyd, Richmond

I am taking a break from our Chicago travel series. Back to local dining for a week.

Lorna and I went for lunch at the Akroyd strip mall after our hair cut on a weekday.


We went to Top Shanghai as it was not busy yet since it was just about noon on a week day. Top Shanghai is popular and if you come at peak hour, you will likely have to wait for a table.

We had the the Xiao Loong Bao which was a typical Shanghai dim sum. It was juicy but they did not have as much juice as they should be.


We also shared a noodle soup (can’t recall it’s English name). The broth was thickish and it came with shrimp, chicken and vegetables like wood ear, mushroom, etc.


The server also recommended another Shanghai dim sum which is Sticky Rice Siew Mai. They were very filling but we expect them to look better as the photo in the menu does not look like these.


Credit card is accepted here.

Top Shanghai Cuisine Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Comfort Food at Tsim Chai, Richmond

This post consists of two meals a while ago.


Complimentary soup of pork bones with carrot and green carrot. The complimentary soup is not bad as it is usually cooked for a long time.


Seasonal vegetable (in this case, it’s Chinese broccoli) with beef. The beef were tender.


Seafood and seasonal vegetable with E-Fu noodle. Ginger and green onions go well with seafood.


Spicy Long Bean with Minced Meat is our boys favourite vegetable dish.


A pan-fried fish dish with soy sauce. I can’t recall the exact menu name. It was great except there was not a lot of meat.

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Fraser Court Restaurant on Fraser St., Vancouver

It was a pouring Saturday morning where Nanzaro participated in the Eastside 10K run. He got a free run as his design for the T-shirt for the run was one of the five finalists.


Nanzaro wanted dim sum after his run. We went to Fraser Court Restaurant to reward him.

The place was full when we arrived. Moreover, a part of the dining room was partitioned off for some special function. We waited for a little while for a table. Ben noticed that they actually gave available table to some regular customers before us even though we arrived earlier.

Fraser Court Menu (1)Fraser Court Menu (2)

You can click on the dim sum menu to have a larger view.


Nanzaro wanted either Ha Kow or Shiu Mai. Ben ordered the Shiu Mai (steamed pork dumplings) which has some kind of fish in it too. It was quite a big dumpling.


The Sticky Fried Rice with Chinese Sausage is another Nanzaro’s favourite dish. This mini version is $6.95. Continue reading