Shang Pin Beef Noodle House on Main St., Vancouver

Ben and I was in North Vancouver for a hide. On the way back, we drove along Main St. to look for a place for dinner.

We came upon Shang Pin Beef Noodles and decided to give it a try.

It was not too busy when we were there. The server who attended to us was not too friendly though.

Ben had the Braised Briskets, Tripes, and Tendons Noodle in Beef Soup for $9.25. The broth was a little spicy as Ben commented. Continue reading

G8 Taiwan Kitchen on Oak St., Vancouver

Ben, Nanzaro and I went out for dinner on a Saturday evening. Ben wanted to walk across the Oak St. Bridge to have a view of the river. So, we parked on the side road near Costco and walked to G8 Taiwan Kitchen across the bridge.

We were there just shortly before 5:30PM and the restaurant was not open for dinner yet. We waited for about 10 minutes before it opened for dinner. The restaurant has a short break after lunch hour.

We ordered the pop corn chicken for our appetizer. They were crispy on the outside and quite moist inside.

Ben and I shared a large Tendon Beef Noodle. Continue reading

Break at Parker Place Foodcourt, Richmond

After lunch at Kung Fu Noodle, Arkensen wanted to get a bubble tea from the Parker Place Foodcourt.

He went to the stall called Break because the menu is most readable.

He had a Coffee Milk Tea at $3.75 and an addition of tapioca for an extra 50cents.

Break offers a loyalty stamp card where your 10th purchase will be free.

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

Break accepts cash only.

Break Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Pearl Castle Cafe in Richmond Center

I went with Lorna to her house after the community kitchen to install a portable backup drive that I helped her to buy during the Black Friday sales. After the job was done, Lorna wanted to go out for afternoon tea. She suggested to go to Pearl Castle Cafe in Richmond Center.

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We ordered a couple of appetizers. The above deep fried chicken was really good. It was super crunchy outside and moist inside.

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The second appetizer was deep fried squid. It was served with a Thai sweet chili sauce. This was not bad but I would prefer the deep fried chicken better. Continue reading

Leisure Tea & Coffee on Alexandra Road, Richmond

It’s been a while since Polly and I met up for cake meet due to her busy schedule. We found time to meet up and went to Leisure Tea & Coffee for a light lunch, more like a snack lunch.

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Leisure Tea & Coffee only opens at 12:00PM.

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Polly told me that this is a popular place for Taiwanese. Truely enough, a group of middle aged people came in for coffee at the later part of our meal and they spoke “Hokkien”/”Fujian”.

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We had the Oriental Style Combo for 2 with 1 black coffee and 1 pot of tea for $26.25. For the tea, Polly selected the Passion Fruit and Pineapple Tea. It was very sweet and fragrant. We asked for a pot of hot water so that we can dilute the tea before drinking. Continue reading

Bubble Waffle Cafe in Ironwood Plaza, Richmond

We were delighted to see Bubble Waffle Cafe opening a restaurant in Ironwood Plaza.

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It is located next to the Browns Socialhouse on Steveston Hwy. We came here a week after it opens for business.

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We arrived about 11:30am and got a table immediately. It got busier later.

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The menu is definitely larger than the locations in the food court.

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Nanzaro ordered the Fish Puff with Rice. It came in a hot plate. For this Teppanyaki Combo, one gets to choose either rice or egg noodle or Udon for the carbohydrate. The sauce option is either house sauce or Korean sauce. Nanzaro opted for rice with house sauce. Continue reading

Corner 23 on Cambie St., Vancouver

After the walk at QE Park, Ben suggested to take the Canada Line to downtown since the day is still early.

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Canada Place was buzzing with tourists as there were 2 cruise ships at the dock.

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These cruise ships are huge, like an apartment block.

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Sea plane cruising in the Vancouver Harbour dock.

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Water Fountain at Waterfront Center overlooking the Cruise Ship dock at Canada Place.

After exploring the downtown, we took the Canada Line back to Cambie where we parked our car.

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We decided to have dinner at Corner 23 just across the King Edward station.

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The menu looks grand. Continue reading

Estea Cafe at Aberdeen Square, Richmond

After the small bite at Pizza Garden, we did more walking in the vicinity area. Our goal is to walk 10,000 steps or more daily.

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On the way back, Ben tempted with dessert at Estea Cafe, also at the Aberdeen Square.

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I admit that I’m weak when come to dessert. I just gave in easily.

You placed your order and paid at the counter. Your order will be delivered to your table. 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.

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

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

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We ordered five dishes to share.

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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