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.

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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.

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

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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.

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

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

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

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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

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

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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.

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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

The Place Restaurant on Granville St., Vancouver

Ben wanted the family hot pot for lunch. We had this Shanghainese dish at The Place Restaurant on Granville Street a while ago.

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It looks like The Place Restaurant has changed into a Sichuan Restaurant.

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The restaurant has a fresh coat of paint but the tables and chairs still look the same; especially the chair covers.

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The menu has some photos of the dishes. Continue reading

Continental Seafood Restaurant at Cambie Plaza, Richmond

Lorna invited me to the Success Richmond Women Club Christmas Dinner at the Continental Seafood Restaurant on the 10th December, 2015.

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It is also an appreciation night for the committee members who has served for 20, 10 and 6 years.

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We were seated in a private room with 6 tables of attendees. There was a draw for table prize where no one will go home empty handed.

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A variety of sauces for different dishes.

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First course of BBQ duck, cold cut meat, BBQ pork, Bean Curd Wrap and seaweed. Continue reading

Gingeri Chinese Cuisine in Lansdowne Center, Richmond

A group of 14 people attended a dim sum lunch at Gingeri Chinese Cuisine in Lansdowne Center.

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The group picked this restaurant because parking is ample.

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We were seated in a side room with only a few tables.

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XO sauce is always a welcome.

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Here is what we had. The above is Mini Spareribs with Vinegar Sauce from the kitchen section. It is appetizing with a hint of sweet and sour. Continue reading

Dim Sum at Kalok Seafood Restaurant at Union Square, Richmond

I am taking a short break from the Seoul travel series for a few local restaurants review.

This is a group meeting that ended with dim sum lunch on the last Friday of the month.

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This time, we had dim sum at Kalok Seafood Restaurant at Union Square.

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Since there was 16 people in our group, we had a big table instead of 2 tables we initially booked. We were seated under the crystal lamp.

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Table setting with white ceramic dishes and plastic chopsticks.

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Here are the dishes that we shared. Home Style Fried Vernicelli with BBQ pork and shrimp.

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Duck Meat Fried Rice. Continue reading

Ming Fong Fast Food in Chinatown Plaza, Vancouver

This was a snack before Lorna and I went for a dinner at Floata Seafood Restaurant a while ago.

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Lorna did not have time to go for lunch and she was really hungry. So, we went to the food court in Chinatown Plaza to look for some snack.

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Only two stalls were still opened at that time on a Sunday.

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Lorna ordered a Fish Ball Rice Noodle Soup. I tried one of the fish ball and it was quite bouncy.

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She also got some Deep Fried Vegetable Springrolls to share with me. The shell was very crunchy and hot. They were made to order.

Ming Fong Fast Food Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato