We visited the first McDonald’s in Canada upon it’s reopening to the public after closed for renovation for several months.
This McDonald’s is celebrating it’s 50 years in this location.
The commemoration plague.
Some of the red and white tiles from the original building. Continue reading
When I was having my hair cut at a salon recently, I overheard conversations about a Hong Kong style restaurant on Bridgeport Road and No. 5 Road has good value for money (I assumed it to be Hong Kong because drink is included).
We decided to go for lunch on a Sunday. The previous tenant of this location was Casa Pinoy which was pretty good too.
As this is a fast food place, there is no table service. The menus are posted on the wall and you place your order by the menu number at the cashier and pay for the food upon placing the order.
When your food is ready, they will call your receipt number for you to pick up your food at the counter. The good thing is you do not have to pay tips as there is no table service. This restaurant accepts cash only.
I like the open kitchen concept where you can view the chef at work and the cleanliness of the kitchen.
I ordered Chicken in Thai Sauce with rice. You can have it with spaghetti too. It is just a grilled chicken chop doused with sweet chili sauce with some steamed green beans at the bottom. The meal was decent. I had hot milk tea with my meal. Continue reading
We finished our cross border shopping in the late afternoon. We were contemplating whether to go back to Richmond for dinner or have a late lunch in Bellingham.
At the end, Nanzaro suggested to have lunch at Five Guys Burgers and Fries in Belingham.
This location was quite busy even though it’s way past lunch hour.
A distinctive feature of Five Guys is that it displays it’s ingredients like peanut oil and potatoes in the seating area. Continue reading
On one of the day that we picked up Ben from the YVR airport, Nanzaro wanted to have a Japadog before we headed home.
Japadog now has 6 locations including one in New York according to it’s website. But from the bill board above, it looks there are 7 locations.
There was no crazy line here like what they experienced when they first open for business in downtown Vancouver.
Nanzaro ordered the Kurobuta teriyamo for $7.56 including tax. The hotdog was good but it is pricey. Continue reading
We went for another cross border shopping trip just to buy the baby back ribs from Costco in Bellingham for a BBQ gathering. Ben loves the meaty baby back ribs from Costco in US.
Every time we drove on I5 to Bellingham, Nanzaro always ask to stop at Sonic, America’s Drive-In. He loves the nostalgic idea of eating in a drive-in.
There are parking stalls for you to park your car, order and eat in your car. Food will be delivered to your car. I saw one of the server was on roller skates while delivering food to cars.
You can also order from the patio and eat at the patio. We prefer to eat at the tables rather than eating in our car.
Food and drink will be delivered to your table.
They even gave us some complementary candies like restaurants do when you pay for your bill.
Nanzaro ordered the Bacon Cheeseburger Toaster Combo for $6.79. You can add sides with extra charges. Nanzaro asked for jalapeno for a charge of Continue reading
When Ben is away, my boys will ask for KFC toonie deal on Tuesday occasionally. More so, in summer.
The Richlea Square KFC looks nicer now as the strip mall had a face lift not long ago. I noticed that KFC here is mostly for take out only unlike those in Asia where you can dine in.
KFC is well known for its Toonie deal on Tuesday. Anyone remembered when was the Toonie deal started? Well, now the Toonie deal had gone up to $2.99 from the original $2 deal. KFC called it the Tuesday Special now as Toonie deal does not fit anymore.
This time round, there is something new in KFC that I love to try. KFC now serves yam fries which I love.
I upgraded my Tuesday Special to yam fries for an extra charge of 59cents. My yam fries were freshly fried. They were crispy on the outside and sweet. I will always trade French fries with yam fries.
We always had the spicy version of the chicken. They are more crispy on the outside.
For the three of us, I always order one extra piece for $1.20 as my boys wanted 3 pieces of chicken. I will give one of my piece to one of them. KFC accepts credit card.
Nanzaro wanted a soft drink to go with his KFC meal. So, we stopped by 7-Eleven to get a Big Gulp for 99cents.
The Big Gulp deal is like a retaliation to McDonalds $1 any size soft drink deal.
The new Ikea finally opened on the 25th April. It was bigger than the original location which was the first Ikea in North America. We are very eager to visit the new Ikea but we did not go on the first day as we knew it will be packed due to freebies, etc.
We went to the Ikea Restaurant for lunch on the first weekend. The restaurant was packed with people. There was a line up as expected.
The restaurant is huge with various settings for different ages. I love the new setup.
I like the new food tray cart. It is very handy for family dining.
Ben and Nanzaro opted for the 10 piece Meatball Combo which is $5.99. We switched the mash potatoes with fries instead. Continue reading
Ben is back in Malaysia to attend some family issues and works from there for a month. When Ben is not around, I must say that I do not eat well. The boys dictate what to eat most of the time.
The boys always ask for burgers. Nanzaro lately has a new fondness for A&W. We found an A&W coupon on Friday’s Richmond Review of 3 for $3.
I like the fact that the burger is baby size; just the right size for me.
The baby burger is just a small burger with sauce, nothing else. Fortunately, Nanzaro gave me his tomato since he does not like tomato.
Nanzaro’s teen burger has other fixings like lettuce, onions, tomato and cheese and in a sesame bun, unlike the plain baby burger. Continue reading
Complete Disclosure: This meal is complimentary from coupons from Vancover Slop.
Nanzaro and I had lunch at Nando’s on a Sunday afternoon. Arkensen was doing his homework and he asked for take out for his lunch.
The Nando’s that we visited is the one in Coppersmith, where Canadian Tire is. There are plenty of parking here.
The reason we picked Nando’s for lunch is because I still have 3 complimentary coupons from Vancouver Slop during the launching of his new blog or something like that.
We were there early as usual. So, there is no wait and plenty of tables to choose from. By around 1 PM, the place is full. The decoration in Nando’s is warm and rustic.
You order at the counter and paid for your food there. You will be handed your utensils and a number stand. You are free to pick any table. The server will bring the food to your table.
You can help yourself with any condiments on the condiment table. Of course, Nanzaro picked the Peri-peri hot sauce.
I ordered a Peri Nuts to munch while waiting for our main meal. A small bag of the Peri Nuts costs $3. It consists of almond, cashew nut and macadamia nut and coated with some tangy, smoky and savory seasonings. Nanzaro commented some of the nuts are quite salty when there is too much seasoning on them. I found that they are quite addictive as I finished the leftovers that we brought home.
Nanzaro ordered the Quarter Chicken Breast with Wing with Fries. When you placed your order, they will ask you the level of spiciness you desired. Of course, Nanzaro asked for spicy hot. The chicken looked a bit small… Continue reading
Did anyone of you get one of the free Buttermilk Biscuits from McDonalds on Wednesday and Thursday?
If you missed that free giveaway, this is being extended but only on chowtimes. McDonalds Canada has so kindly given us a few dozen of Be Our Guest cards to be distributed to chowtimes readers. So you don’t have the fight the crowd and enjoy this at your own time.
Since we had so many, this is how we will be doing this. I will … Continue reading