Chef Rong Noodle House in Crystal Mall Food Court, Burnaby

When in Burnaby, our favourite place to eat out is Crystal Mall. The food court has many stalls that we like; e.g. Ipoh Beansprouts, Bubble Waffle Café, Chao Shou Wang, etc.

On this trip, we discovered a new stall, Chef Rong Noodle House. The noodle stall shared the space with a lady who sells Chinese style wrap.

Ben and I ordered two items to share. The above is called Zunyi Tofu Pudding Noodle.

We find that the addition of the tofu pudding was not necessary. Continue reading

Mambo Cafe in Aberdeen Foodcourt, Richmond

Ben and I had our casual walk on a Saturday morning. We parked our car in Lansdowne Mall, window shopping in the mall for a while and then exit the mall and walked under the Canada Line for shades purpose.

By the time we reached Aberdeen Mall, it was lunch time. We decided to have lunch at the Aberdeen food court. Lately, it’s hard for us to eat out as we cannot eat as much anymore. If it’s just the two of us, we cannot eat in a restaurant as ordering two items will be too much for us. Unless, we have to order something that we can bring the leftover home. Our most convenient destination is food court as we can get one item to share, especially when we plan to go out for dinner with our boys and we do not want to bring home any leftover food.

We ended up ordering an eggplant stir-fried with chicken ball from Mambo. The wait time was long, 20 minutes. The food was good; piping hot and the sauce went well with the steam rice. It was enough for both of us.

The meal came with a free drink. Ben wanted iced milk tea which has an extra charge of $1.00 for cold drink. Our meal, came to $10.75. Mambo accepts cash only.

Mambo Cafe Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Food Court in River Rock Casino Resort, Richmond

Ben and I went to check out the Food Court in River Rock Casino Resort in Richmond on a Friday evening after he picked me up from work. There is a Chinese restaurant, a burger place, a pizza and sandwich place and lastly a noodle stall.

We opted for the Chopsticks Noodlehouse.

We ordered the BBQ Duck Noodle Soup. We were surprised that they gave us the duck leg because we did not order the duck leg option which has an extra charge of $1.99.

There are 3 noodle options, oil noodle, thick rice noodle and fresh egg noodle. We picked the fresh egg noodle which turned out slightly on the soft side. The BBQ duck noodle was good with a flavourful broth. If we return, we will certainly order it again.

Credit card is accepted here.

We parked on the side road next to Costco. When we got back to Costco, we had a supplement of Costco fries to supplement our dinner.

Henderson Place Mall Foodcourt in Coquitlam

Ben and I intended to explore Belcarra Regional Park on Victoria Day. Unfortunate, we did not make it because there was no parking available. The place was so popular that even the overflow parking was full. We will come back some other day and will definitely come early.

So, we changed our plan to look for a place for lunch instead.  We ended up at Henderson Place Mall. The mall was quiet, not sure if it is because it’s a public holiday.

We went to check out the foodcourt. Ben went for some middle eastern food at Best Donair.

He had falafel with salad and rice. The rice was flavoured with dill. The falafel was fried to crispy on the outside. Ben likes his choice. Ben’s order was $9.60, paid in cash. Continue reading

Ajea Noodle in Yaohan Foodcourt, Richmond

Ben and I went to do groceries shopping at Yaohan. We stopped by the food court to grab a light dinner.

We decided to try the new noodle shop, Ajea Noodle.

This is how it works. You get to choose your broth base; we went with the spicy broth at medium spiciness. Then you pick the ingredient and we opted for braised beef. The small cube beef was tender.

You then pick the noodles. We opted for the traditional thin noodles. Our bowl of noodle came to CAD10. You can be lavish by adding more other ingredients. We enjoyed the noodles.

 

Chu Resto in Aberdeen Foodcourt, Richmond

Ben and I went to Aberdeen Foodcourt to try the first Wu Han hot dry noodles in Metro Vancouver. This location is the fifth one in Canada.

When we were there, there is no line up at all.

Ben ordered the signature dry noodles which came with a small bowl of broth.

The signature dry noodles is heavy in sesame paste and is garnished with green onions, cilantro and some pickled vegetables. We had to add a lot of chili oil to add some spiciness to it. We also added some broth to thin out the sauce so that the noodles are not so clumpy.

Credit card is accepted here.

Besides noodles, Chu Resto also serves marinated appetizers.

Chu Resto Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Landowne Center Outdoor Spring Carnival

Ben and I went to Lansdowne Mall for lunch as we wanted to check out the carnival which takes place every spring break. I also wanted to check out my new cell phone picture quality as I had to let go of my old cell phone and camera which had broke down.

Nowadays, Ben and I cannot eat a lot. We usually share a meal for lunch and the only choice we can have is to go to a food court. Instead of going to our favourite Bubble Waffle Café, we tried Grill King this time. The server must have caught me taking a photo of the stall and he posted a smile for the camera, :-).

We shared the Korean Noodle Soup which was posted on the banner. We opted for grill chicken which was pretty good.

We do not find anything Korean about this noodle soup, just a regular Chinese noodle soup.

The combo meal came with a large cup of milk tea. It was a great deal for less than CAD7.00.

After lunch, we went outside to check out the carnival. This year, the carnival took place from 16th March to 25 March, 2018. Continue reading

Chef Cong Cong in the Pacific Plaza Foodcourt, Richmond

My family went to the Pacific Plaza Foodcourt for lunch on a Saturday afternoon.

Ben and I decided to share something from Chef Cong Cong which serves cuisine from Northern China.

We had the Tofu with Pork Innards Noodle Soup, price at CAD9.50. It has lung, intestines and tripe. I only ate the tofu and leave the rest for Ben to enjoy. He loves the gamey taste of the innards.

I also ordered a deep fried dough which was displayed on the counter with some Chinese donuts. The deep fried dough was quite oily when I used my fingers to tear it into smaller pieces for dunking into the broth. It has similar flavour like the savoury pancake from  Double Double Restaurant.  This is CAD2. This stall only accepts cash.

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Zac.Zac Japanese Curry House on Robson St., Vancouver

Ben had to pick up his notebook from the downtown Microsoft office, so I tag along.

After picking up his notebook, we walked a bit but it was not a pleasant walk as it was raining. We decided to grab a bite as it’s at the peak of lunch hour. We went to the food court on the second level of H-Mart on Robson St.

A sidewalk sign near the entrance of H-Mart enticed us to eat here. The sign was about a Japanese Curry House by the name Zac.Zac.

Ben ordered the Deluxe Curry to share with me. From the first look, there was a lot of curry sauce. But, the sauce was just enough as there were a lot of rice underneath. The deep fried pork chop, prawn and potato patty were nicely done as they were not oily but crispy on the outside. Continue reading