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.


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


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.


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.


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


The place was pretty quiet when we were there.


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


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.


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


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


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


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.


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


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


We ordered five dishes to share.


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.


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

Birthday Celebration at Happy Date Bakery & Restaurant on Park Road, Richmond

Lorna invited Emily S, Mandy and I to dinner at Happy Date Bakery and Restaurant to celebrate her birthday in January.


She picked a two lobsters combo meal with 3 side dishes. The server recommended green onion and ginger lobster which goes well with a bed of “long life noodle”. Long noodles signify longevity in Chinese culture.


The side dishes which Lorna picked include the above Soy Sauce Chicken which came ginger and green onion sauce. Lorna loves the ginger sauce.


Braised bok choy with fresh bean curd sticks was the choice of our vegetable dish. Continue reading

Home BBQ (Dachuanjia) on Ackroyd Road, Richmond

Lorna and I went groceries shopping at Pricemart. We decided to grab a bite before that.


We went to the newly opened Home BBQ (Dachuanjia) at the strip mall where Suhang and Nando’s are located.


I came here for the BBQ lamb skewers but unfortunately, the BBQ is only served at dinner time.


Dachuanjia is a small restaurant with about 20 to 22 seats. It was decorated with colorful art work.


The main item served for lunch is the above Customized Noodle. It was rather pricey for $14.99.


The serving was big, good for two small eaters. We had beef and lamb for the meat, enoki mushroom and leaf lettuce for the veges, medium spicy broth and hand cut noodle for the noodle. Continue reading

Gami Sushi on No. 3 Road, Richmond

My boys and I were running some errands at the Broadmoor strip mall. They wanted to have sushi take-out for dinner.


There are two sushi restaurants in this small strip mall. We went to the newer one, i.e. Gami Sushi Japanese Restaurant as Nanzaro preferred this one over the other one.

The restaurant was quite busy when we were there before 5:00PM. Customers are supposed to self register on a small white board at the entrance, stating your name and number of people in the party. The server will allocate table to customers based on the reservation, first come first serve.


Nanzaro ordered the Spicy Salmon Sashimi Donburi. Continue reading

Sushi King House, The Biggest Sushi in Town

After having lunch at The Place Restaurant, we took a short stroll along the neighbourhood. We were looking for food to go for our boys.


We came across Sushi King House a few doors away. What captivated Ben was the title The Biggest Sushi in Town.


So, we had the House Roll to go. It is $11.95 for 10 pieces. There is an option for 5 pieces for $6.50.


The picture above reviews how big the sushi is, almost as big as Ben’s palm. The roll is made with tuna, salmon, tamago, crab meat, tobiko, avocado and cucumber.

Arkensen and Nanzaro can only eat 3 pieces in one time. That’s how big the roll is.

Sushi King House Menu (1)Sushi King House Menu (2)

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

This restaurant only accept cash.

Sushi King House Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Lao Shan Dong on Kingsway, Burnaby

On Boxing day morning, we went out early as Nanzaro wanted to shop for his stuff.


The good thing about waking up early is to be able to watch a spectacular sun rise.


We went to Metrotown to shop. It was very crowded as the Chinese saying “people mountain people sea”.


After walking for hours, we went across the street to have lunch. Initially, we wanted to go to Cattle Cafe but there was a line waiting for table. So, we changed our destination to Lao Shan Dong. It was just a short wait for a table.

Lao Shan Dong used to be a very popular place but there are many competitive restaurants in the same area now.


We ordered an appetizer to munch while waiting for our noodles. The spicy bamboo shoot was crunchy and mildly spicy. I like the texture. Continue reading