I joined Ben in downtown Vancouver on a week day after Ben’s meeting in downtown. We walked from Waterfront station to Chinatown and all the way to Science World.
After our walk, we went for an early dinner. We decided to have Vietnamese food. The Golden Garden Vietnamese Cuisine looks run down from the outside. But the interior looks better and it is quite big inside.
Typical Vietnamese condiments.
After we placed our orders, Ben went to the washroom which is located downstairs. Upon his return, he asked me to go to the washroom and said that I will not regret it. I thought the washroom is a fancy one. So, I went. To my surprise, (not the wash room) but what I found downstairs. The moment I opened the door at the lower level, I was greeted with the sound of Cantonese Opera. There is this secret room here with the wall posted with Cantonese Opera posters from floor to ceiling. I am a Cantonese Opera fan, so the discovery was ecstatic.
Back to the food, I ordered Grilled Skewed Pork and Spring Roll on vermicelli. The pork was on the dry side.
I had my vermicelli with some of the chili condiment to spice it up.
Ben ordered a Pork Hock Thick Rice Noodle Soup.
Credit card is accepted here.
Ben and I went out for a meal on a Sunday with Arkensen as Nanzaro was out with his friends.
We went to Central at Garden City. Arkensen picked Thai Son for comfort food.
Thai Son was quite busy when we arrived.
Arkensen ordered the No. 1 house special (Pho Dac Biet). Both of us felt that it was bland. Continue reading
Ben and I went to Victoria Drive for a walk.
We had lunch at Hoi An Cafe as it’s been a long while since we visited this place.
We shared an appetizer for a start. We had the boiled pork and shrimp tapioca dumplings served with fish sauce.
There were quite a bit of Thai chilis in the garnish to give it a kick. Continue reading
Ben and I went to check out the new Bahn Mi Tres Bon in the central at Garden City. This is where the new Walmart Supercenter is located.
We came just about 7:00PM and the place was almost full. The dining area is not big, with a long table, a few small tables and a casual sofa seating area. Seating is quite tight.
Customers place order and pay at the counter. The menu is not big, slightly pricier than regular Vietnamese restaurant.
Customers will be given a number to be placed at your table so that the server will deliver your orders to your table.
At the back of the restaurant, there is a self service counter of water, condiments and cutlery.
We tried a few items. The above is Vietnamese style fresh soy milk. We had the hot version which was served piping hot. It has good soy milk flavour with just the right sweetness. Continue reading
We arrived back in Richmond past 7:00PM from the salmon tour. Lorna wanted to have dinner before returning home.
We went to the nearby Ironwood Plaza and settled for Vietnamese dinner.
Since Marian and I were not hungry yet, we ordered a couple of appetizers and a main dish to share. Spring Rolls were crunchy.
Green Papaya Salad was quite appetizing with a slightly tangy dressing. Lorna likes the crunchy crackers.
The Lemongrass Chicken on Rice was a big serving. We even had some leftover packed to go.
The restaurant was busy. Marian asked for some peanut sauce for the spring rolls but the server did not bring it. Marian asked for the peanut sauce because she was curious about the jars and jars of peanut butter she saw at the back of the kitchen when she visited their bathroom.
After our walk and groceries shopping, Ben suggested to go to My Chau for lunch.
We wanted something light as we were not really hungry after the breakfast at Kingspark Good Food.
I like the cutlery holder at the table. There is even a small compartment for toothpick.
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
My family had dinner at Pho Japolo on Bridgeport Road before Ben left for another business trip.
We came back to Pho Japolo wanted to try the specialty dishes. Unfortunately, those dishes had been discontinued. They only serve regular Vietnamese noodle soup, rice plate and vermicelli bowl.
Nanzaro’s favourite condiments, various chili sauces.
Arkensen ordered the Noodle Soup with well-done flank, fatty brisket, soft tendon and beef tripe. The large bowl is $9.95. The serving is not as large as other Vietnamese places. Continue reading
Ben and I went out for lunch after our morning walk on a Saturday.
Ben drove to Granville St., with the intention to have lunch at one of the restaurants along the that street. We ended checking out Pho Mai Mai as it was rainy day and a bowl of noodle soup will be heart warming.
The restaurant was pretty quiet when we arrived. Just simple seating arrangement, nothing fancy.
We shared two items. A pho which came with raw beef. The soup was flavourful and the server told Ben that their dishes were MSG free. Continue reading
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
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