Typhoon BBT on Cambie Road, Richmond

On a Friday evening, Ben got a text from Arkensen after picking me up from work that his bus was way late for its regular schedule. So, we had to change our plan of eating out in Vancouver and went back to Richmond to pick Arkensen up.

After picking Arkensen up, we decided to go to Typhoon BBT for dinner since we were near that neighbourhood.

The restaurant was not too busy when we arrived around 6:30PM.

Arkensen ordered the Beef Shank and Tendons Noodle Soup. Continue reading

Sunshine Cafe in Crystall Mall, Burnaby

Ben and I went to Crystal Mall for lunch after church service on a Sunday afternoon.

We decided to try the above Taiwanese cafe called Sunshine Cafe.

We picked this cafe because we knew that the foodcourt will be packed at this hour. It will be very difficult to find a table during peak lunch hour.

I ordered the Hot Pot with lamb. It came on a small burner to keep the broth warm.  Continue reading

Tony’s Beef Noodle on Cambie, Vancouver

My family went to Tony’s Beef Noodle on Cambie for dinner.

It’s a farewell dinner for Ben as he will be travelling on a short business trip the next morning. Ben picked Tony’s Beef Noodle because it’s near where I’m working now. I found a part time job in Oakridge Mall.

It was just after 6:00pm as we arrived. The restaurant was empty.

Ben ordered the Combination Appetizer of 3. His choice was large intestine, marinated beef slice and marinated beef tripe. He was surprised that Arkensen and Nanzaro dig the innards. Continue reading

Huang’s Beef Noodle on Victoria Dr., Vancouver

Ben and I were on the way to Oakridge Mall and we need to take a quick lunch before my appointment time.

We stopped by Huang’s Beef Noodle just around noon.

There were 5 customers at 2 tables when we arrived. Since we were really tight on our schedule, we were hoping for a quicker service. Apparently, the restaurant only has one person managing the front and back at that time. Service was quite slow and I was anxious that I will not make it to my appointment.

We ordered two items to share. The above is the Spicy Half Tendon Half Meat with Noodle in Soup. Continue reading

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