My Chau on Kingsway, Vancouver

After our walk and groceries shopping, Ben suggested to go to My Chau for lunch.

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We wanted something light as we were not really hungry after the breakfast at Kingspark Good Food.

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I like the cutlery holder at the table. There is even a small compartment for toothpick.

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We shared two small noodles. The first was Special Chicken Noodle with chicken, liver, gizzard, quail egg and chicken ball. The size is just right for us. Continue reading

Kingspark Good Food in Crystal Mall Foodcourt, Burnaby

It’s difficult to find a place for breakfast early morning. Ben and I were to Metrotown on a weekend for our morning walk. Ben managed to find an entrance to the Crystal Mall before 9:00AM. The entrance to the market area is opened earlier than 9:00AM while other entrances will not be opened until 9:00AM.

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We had breakfast at the Crystal Mall foodcourt. Only a few stalls were opened at this early hour. We went to one of the Hong Kong style place.

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Ben ordered the noodle with luncheon meat and fried egg.  Continue reading

Royal Seafood Restaurant in Garden City Shopping Centre, Richmond

After the last praise dance on the park organized by the Richmond Chinese Alliance Church which took place at Hugh Boyd Park during the summer, we had a celebration at Royal Seafood Restaurant.

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The restaurant is located on the 2nd floor.

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The large table is just enough for 16 people, seating tightly.

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Since we were there early, before 10AM, we started off with some dim sum items first. The kitchen items are only available after 10:30am.

The above plain rice rolls were very tender.

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We had two orders that looked similar. They were Pan Fried Radish Cake and Pan Fried Taro Cake. We had fun dividing the dishes into smaller portion so that everyone can have a taste. It’s fun to add some math element while enjoying our meal.

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Rice Roll with Chinese Chinese Donut was easy to divide, just cut each piece into two. Continue reading

Sea Fortune Restaurant on Granville Ave, Richmond

Once again, the praise dance group at the South Arm Park went for dim sum after the practice. This is the 2nd last practice in the park. This group belongs to the Success organization and their regular practice place is at the Richmond Public Market, on Thursday morning.

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This time, we had dim sum at Sea Fortune Restaurant on Granville Ave and St. Albans Road in Richmond.

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We were seated in a separate room at the back and occupied the largest table which can seat 18 people.

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Here are the items that we had. Prawn Dumpling which are quite big and bouncy.

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Dumpling with Scallop and Pea Shoots. Continue reading

Fortune Terrace Chinese Cuisine on River Road, Richmond

During the summer, I joined another praise dance group which takes place in the South Arm Park. This group goes to dim sum after every practice but I have not join them until this time.

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We went to the relatively new Fortune Terrace Chinese Cuisine across the Oval on River Road.

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The restaurant is decorated quite lavishly. When we arrived before 11:00 AM, the main hall was already full. So, we were seated in a back area, sort of a separate room. We had a large table as there were 16 of us.

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Tea is free of charge because one of the participant has a VIP card.

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She managed to get the VIP card for everyone. The VIP card entitles for free tea and 12% discount except for seafood menu. The VIP card on the right was given out in the early days of opening. Now, they switched to a more economical type of paper card, :-).

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Those who had been here before did the ordering. The above is Truffle, Ginger & Kai Lan, Egg White Fried Rice. Love the presentation. Continue reading

Pre-trip Breakfast at Happy Date Bakery & Restaurant

Arkensen is going for watch the Dota International Tournament in Seattle again. I heard that the pool prize for this year has risen to 20 million. The competing teams are all professional gamers whose full time job is playing computer games.

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Anyway, since Ben was away for his monthly business trip already, Arkensen has to take the Greyhound bus to Seattle. Before his trip, he wanted something Asian for his breakfast as he will be eating Western food for a whole week.

He ordered his favourite Satay Beef with instant noodle. Besides the satay beef, he got to choose another ingredient which he opted for luncheon meat. He likes this dish here because there is no green and red peppers which he considers contaminating it.

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His noodle came with a drink. Sorry for the blur photo as I took it with my cell.

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Nanzaro ordered the Congee combo. His choice of congee is Fish Congee. The congee is already seasoned.

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Nanzaro opted for the Steamed Rice Roll with his congee combo. The rice roll is very soft and tender. I just a bit of Nanzaro’s food as I already had my breakfast earlier before I went for my morning walk.

The bill came to $18 with tax and tips, cash only.

After breakfast, I drove Arkensen to the Pacific Central Train Station to catch his bus.

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Lunch Special at Specialty Chicken & Wonton House, Richmond

Of late, Ben’s obsession is soy sauce chicken. He loves the umami taste of the soy sauce.

We went to Specialty Chicken & Wonton House for an early lunch after our weekend walk.

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We ordered from the lunch special. Soy Sauce Chicken Rice is $9.45.

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For the lunch special, you can have a soup or a drink. Ben opted for the daily soup. The daily soup of the day was pork bones with red carrot and green carrot. Continue reading

Honolulu Cafe on Kingsway, Vancouver

Ben wanted to go to Central Park for our morning walk on a weekend. We went out early like before 8:00AM. At this early hour, there seems to be very little choice of breakfast place.

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The only place we found was Honolulu Cafe on Kingsway. The restaurant looks really dated. It was a quiet morning as I overheard a server chitchatted  with a regular customer.

Ben ordered a Congee Combo. He had the Fish and Liver Congee, a not so common combination. We like the combination though. The congee was already flavoured, so no extra condiment required.

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The soy sauce fried noodle which Ben picked for his combo was more moist than other places. Ben said the congee and noodle is better than Happy Date Bakery and Restaurant in Richmond. Continue reading

Dae Ji Cutlet House in Metrotown, Burnaby

Ben brought Arkensen to Metrotown for dinner to show him the Pokemon Go hot spot. It was unbelievable to see so many people at one spot playing the game.

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We walked across the hot spot to have dinner at Dae Ji Cutlet House. It is a relatively new restaurant.

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The menu is not too big and some pictures of food is always good.

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The typical setting of a Korean restaurant, ice water in a bottle and plastic cups, practical.

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Ben ordered the Garlic Pork Cutlet to share with me. The pork cutlet is served with garlic spicy gravy, salad and rice. Continue reading