Benss Cafe at Victoria Drive, Vancouver

We intended to go Kedah House for lunch on a Saturday afternoon. We wanted to have the all you can eat buffet which will be replaced with mixed dishes style of serving. The owner told us that they are not sure when they will implement it yet. We were disappointed to see that Kedah House was not open. Perhaps they are closed for the Muslim holiday.

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So, Ben suggested we go to Victoria Dr. to look for a place to eat. We decided to eat at Benss Cafe which is a Hong Kong style cafe which our boys agreed to.

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The restaurant was not busy when we arrived just around noon. More customers arrived later.

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I ordered the minced pork and salted fish claypot rice. It was quite a big serving. Luckily, Ben helped me to finish it. Continue reading

Dim Sum Lunch at Ningbo Seafood Restaurant

Emily, Lorna, Marian and I met up to celebrate Marian’s belated birthday. We had lunch at Ningbo Seafood Restaurant. We made the appointment at 1PM. I picked up Lorna early, just past 12PM because I know parking here is difficult and I managed to find a parking on the 2nd floor parking in less than 10 minutes.

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Emily and Marian who came on time took 30 minutes to find their parking spots on this weekday lunch.

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Always enjoy menu with photos.

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We decided to go for the specials of the day except for the pork feet soup.

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We had a Celery & Fish Tick Soup instead. Continue reading

Miku Restaurant in downtown Vancouver

Polly, Whitney and I met up again in downtown for dinner.

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Whitney suggested Miku Restaurant which is near her work place.

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When Whitney called up the day before to make reservation, she was told that reservation was full but we can try to walk in to try our luck and so we did.

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We managed to get a table at the patio, great for summer.

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We started with an appetizer of Soba Pepperoncino which has scallop, shrimp, squid, chili-garlic soy, sweet pepper, shiitake mushroom, baby bok choy, jalapeno and crunchy tempura bits on a bed of soba noodle. Whitney commented that it tasted like Malaysian style mee goreng:-).

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Kungfu Noodle on Alexandra Road, Richmond

We intended to go for dinner at Cattle Cafe on Alexandra Road on a weekend. But we were surprised to see that it has been replaced by another cafe. So, we went to Kungfu Noodle next door with the consent of the boys.

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Nanzaro ordered the Kungfu Dark Fried Rice. This is more like Malaysian style fried rice. Nanzaro said he even sensed a hint of belacan in it.

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Nanzaro enjoyed his fried rice with lots of chili.

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Ben ordered the Pita Bread Soaked in Lamb Soup which is a popular dish in Xian. The difference here is we do not get to tear up the pita bread ourselves. It is served cut up into perfect cubes. Continue reading

Kyo Korean BBQ & Sushi House on Granville St, Vancouver

After a gruel some run on a very hot day, Nanzaro wanted a reward of his favourite food.

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He suggested to have lunch at Kyo Korean BBQ & Sushi House on Granville St, Vancouver. You can click on the photo above to have a larger view.

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The restaurant is pleasantly decorated. There are private rooms if want to have more privacy.

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We started off with miso soup, gomae and sweet and sour daikon. I really like the sweet and sour daikon which helps to cleanse our palate.

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Sashimi is limited to 8 pieces per person.

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The highlight for me was the Korean BBQ as I’m not a fan of sushi. It’s fun to grill the meat ourselves. Continue reading

Shine Valley Lamb Soup at Yaohan Food Court, Richmond

Nanzaro and I went to Yaohan Food Court for lunch on a Sunday late morning. We went there early because parking is difficult in this parking lot.

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Look what I found, a new stall specializing in lamb soup,:-).

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I ordered a small Lamb Noodle Soup to try. I can detect the lamb flavour in the broth but not very strong.

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The chili was quite fragrant and I just spiced up the noodles with it. Continue reading

West Lake Vietnamese Kitchen, No. 3 Road, Richmond

It’s been a while since we visited West Lake Vietnamese Kitchen on No. 3 Road.

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Ben and I stopped here for a quick lunch before his business trip.

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It was not busy when we visited it on a week day lunch.

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We ordered from the lunch combo which includes an appy, main dish and a drink. Ben’s appy was Pork Satay Skewers. It was served with some kind of chili sauce but not very spicy.

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Ben’s choice of main was Bun Bo Hue. This was quite spicy which he likes. Continue reading

Newton Beef Noodle House on Saba Road, Richmond

A new Taiwanese restaurant took over the Pho 1001 Nights location on Saba Road. We quite like the Bun Bo Hue in Pho 1001 Nights but it’s gone now.

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Ben and I went to this new Taiwanese restaurant on a weekend lunch.

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The menu stated that it’s a temporary menu. I guess they will make changes to the menu in the future depending how business goes.

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I had the House Special Beef Brisket and Tendon Noodle Soup. It came with five large pieces of tender beef brisket and tendon. I opted for the thick noodle as I like the texture of thicker noodle. It was a good bowl of noodle. Continue reading

Cattle Cafe on Kingsway, Burnaby

The Cattle Cafe on Kingsway is one of Ben’s lunch place to go as he works nearby.

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We went there on a Sunday afternoon and there is just a few minutes of wait for a table.

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Ben ordered from the lunch special with comes with a drink. Cold drink is charged $1 extra.

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Ben ordered his favourite Oyster Rice in Soup. There were plenty sizeable oysters in it. Continue reading

Pho 37 in Ironwood Plaza, Richmond

I noticed that there is a new Vietnamese restaurant in Ironwood Plaza while I drove by after having lunch in Pho Ten with Nanzaro.

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This new Pho 37 has taken over the location of Red Pagoda which was also a Vietnamese Restaurant. When we asked the server about the name of the restaurant, we were told that 37 is a lucky number for the owner according to a fortune teller.

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There is minimal changes to the restaurant from Red Pagoda, the previous tenant.

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Even the condiments look the same as the previous tenant. I guess the new owner just took over everything from the previous owner.

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I ordered a Chicken Banh Mi. There were plenty of pickled daikon and carrot but not so much of the grilled chicken. The baguette was not as crispy as we would love it to be.

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Ben ordered the Pho Tuan which was posted on the wall as chef’s recommendation. It is pho with a twist. It has more pronounced flavour of ginger and garlic in it. The other non-regular ingredient is the raw egg.  Continue reading