After the walk at the Lights of Lafarge, Nanzaro recommended to have dinner at Popeye’s in Coquitlam since we were in the neighbourhood.
Popeye’s is located in the Fremont Village. Luckily, it’s opened on Christmas day.
The seating area is partitioned into 2 sections by this spice display unit, quite creative.
Since this is a fast food place, you order at the counter and pick up your order. They will call your name when the order is ready.
The walls are decorated with the Popeye’s history and how the chicken is made.
We ordered the 8 pc family deal for $19.99. It came in a paper box.
The top layer are the big pieces from chicken breast and thighs. Continue reading
When we were shopping in the Costco in USA, we decided to grab our lunch there. There is self service terminal for ordering food here.
We had the usual hotdog and soda combo which we can get in Costco in Canada. This is the most value for money item on the menu.
The Chicken Bake was very nice. It is a big serving too. Ben and shared one while Nanzaro had one on his own.
We also had a Beef Chili bowl. We were so full that we could not finish it and brought it home.
For dessert, we had the Twisted Churro. It was kind of bready and dry.
Visa card is accepted here. I will definitely get the Chicken Bake again.
It’s only Arkensen and us went our for dinner that Saturday as Nanzaro went out for dinner with his friends.
We did not want to go too far, so we went to the Garden City Shopping Centre. Arkensen picked the Hainan Kitchen for dinner.
Hainan Kitchen is kind of like an Asian fast food place. Customer order and pays at the counter and when the food is ready, you pick it up from the counter. The operation is like a food court but this is an individual stall with it’s own seating area.
The menu is simple; just a few items. Arkensen ordered their signature dish, Hainan Chicken Rice. Arkensen likes this especially when the chicken is deboned. It came with three types of sauces; chili sauce, ginger onion sauce and a green onion pesto. Continue reading
Danny’s Market which is located on Garden City Road and Francis Road is a popular convenience store for the nearby McRobert’s High School students. Teachers sometimes brought the students to the convenience store for a cold treat on hot spring days.
It is a sad day that the store is closing today, a loss for the neighbourhood.
Danny’s Market had won several Best Corner Store award from the annual Best of Richmond survey from Richmond News.
Danny’s Market is well known for its screamer, created by Abbas Danny Khataw in year 2000. Continue reading
When Ben and I heard McDonalds is serving bagels. we decided to give it a try on a Saturday morning.
We tried two types of bagels. The above is everything with butter, toasted. We enjoyed the crunchiness of this bagel.
The Cinnamon Bagel with cream cheese has a softer texture.
We certainly like the new addition to the menu.
Ben went to buy dinner on a Friday evening.
He was craving for fried chicken and he decided to go to LA Chicken which we had not been to for a very long time. Ben and Arkensen love the chicken as they ate it right away. The chicken was crispy on the outside and moist inside.
The above price was 12 pieces of chicken. Credit card is accepted here. Ben said the restaurant was very busy when he was there. He waited for 30 minutes for his order.
The above is the promotion for mother’s day and Victoria day.
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