Chao Shou Wang in Crystal Mall Foodcourt

Ben and I went to Crystal Mall for an early lunch after a long walk in Central Park.

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The Crystal Mall Foodcourt is a really busy place at lunch time. It’s a good thing that we were there early. Ben recommended me to try food from Chao Shou Wang because he found a noodle that resembles something he really enjoy during his stay in Beijing.

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The House Hot Noodle is a dry mix noodle with Sichuan seasoning. We like the peanuts which add a crunchy texture to the noodle. It was quite spicy even though we just ask for medium spicy.

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Ben wanted the Wonton with Chicken Giblets as he thought it is the Wonton in Spicy Sauce (Chao Shou wonton). He was also enticed by the chicken giblets in it. Apparently, this Ā came in a broth. It came with a generous amount of wonton in it. Like the above, medium spicy was quite spicy. This is $8.75.

With all the above spicy food, just beware that there will be some pain with plumbing issue the next day.

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To cool down the heat, we shared a Durian Tapioca Icy from Cherry Tea Icy Bar. It is $6.00. There were some durian flesh topping the icy.

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R&H Chinese Food in Lansdowne Foodcourt, Richmond

Nanzaro and I went to Lansdowne Foodcourt for lunch after running some errands.

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I went to the R&H Chinese Food stall while Nanzaro opted for the Bubble Waffle Cafe.

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When I was there, a lady was making Siao Loong Bao at the counter.

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I ordered the Pan Fried Bun. It came in four for $6.99 before tax. Continue reading

Gee! Taste Good in Pacific Plaza Foodcourt, Richmond

I went to the Pacific Plaza food court with a friend for lunch.

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I was craving for some ‘kueh’ (Malay dessert) and Gee! Taste Good is just the place for it.

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The layer cake (kueh lapis) is $1 per piece. I know how tedious the recipe is and it’s not feasible for me to make a whole tray as the rest of my family does not like dessert that much. So, $1 per piece is just right for me.

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I also bought another piece of kueh which is cassava cake topped with coconut, also $1 per piece. The cassava layer is not as fibrous as I have in mind. I think it is made with cassava flour and not with grated cassava. Anyhow, the kueh is good, not too sweet and with a slight chewiness and a hint of saltiness. Continue reading

Bubble Waffle Cafe in Lansdowne Foodcourt

When it rains, Ben and I will walk in the mall. Rain will not deter us from our daily goal of walking 10,000 steps.

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On one of the day that we were walking in the Lansdowne mall, Ben tempted me to have lunch at the Bubble Waffle Cafe. Since it’s still early, there is no wait. If you come at peak lunch hour, there is usually a line. This is one of the busiest stall in the Lansdowne foodcourt.

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We decided to share just a meal. We had the Hainanese Chicken Laksa. The color was good and the broth was flavourful. The best is that the Hainanese chicken is boneless. Continue reading

Shine Valley Lamb Soup at Yaohan Food Court, Richmond

Nanzaro and I went to Yaohan Food Court for lunch on a Sunday late morning. We went there early because parking is difficult in this parking lot.

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Look what I found, a new stall specializing in lamb soup,šŸ™‚.

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I ordered a small Lamb Noodle Soup to try. I can detect the lamb flavour in the broth but not very strong.

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The chili was quite fragrant and I just spiced up the noodles with it. Continue reading

Taco Luis in Lansdowne Foodcourt

This is another Nanzaro’s food adventure. He loves food which he has the say of what ingredients he wants.

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Taco Luis in Lansdowne Mall is one of the places he went for lunch after school.

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The above is the 10-inch Beef Special. It came with a drink and a side of tater tots.

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Nanzaro’s choice of accompaniments include lettuce, red onions, sour cream, shredded cheese, jalapeno and hot banana peppers. He loves spicy food.

Note from Nanzaro: the servers usually add all toppings by default if you do not tell them your preference.

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The amount of beef is generous.

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Nanzaro also enjoys the crispy crunchy tater tots.

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Richmond Center Dining Terrace

Nanzaro wanted to have lunch at the newly opened Richmond Center Dining Terrace. The reason was he wanted to get a shirt on sale from Aeropostle in Richmond Center.

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The new dining terrace has a large sitting capacity. This is just part of the dining area. It was busy on a weekend noon. Parking in Richmond Center in weekends has always been a challenge.

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Nanzaro had the above from Bourbon Grill. The Bourbon chicken was actually pretty good; sweetish with some charring. It was $8.84 including tax.

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I had a Shrimp Tom Yum Noodle Soup from Thai Express. It was not spicy despite I dumped a load of Sriracha into it. The soup actually tasted sweetish and just lightly sour. No kick at all.

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Credit card is accepted at Thai Express. Continue reading

Saboten, Aberdeen Food Court in Richmond

Arkensen had a birthday lunch at Ninkazu and he is supposed to meet up with his friends at the Aberdeen Mall. So, Nanzaro and I decided to have lunch at Aberdeen food court after we dropped Arkensen off.

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I decided to try out Saboten Japanese Cutlet, a relatively new addition to the food court. Since it’s opening, I had seen long line up the couple of occasions I was at the food court. I hate line up and so, I did not bother to try the food the couple of times I was at there.

This time, there is no line at all.

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I ordered the Tenderloin Katsu Sandwich which came pre-packed. The moment I placed the order, the sandwich was packed in a plastic bag and handed to me even before I managed to get my purse out.

The Tenderloin Katsu Sandwich came in three pieces of about 3.5″x1.5″x1.5″ dimension. The pork tenderloin is crispy on the outside with a slightly tangy sauce. It was good except that it is very small.

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The Tenderloin Katsu Sandwich is $5.32 with tax.

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You can click on the menu to have a larger view.

As for Nanzaro, I could notĀ persuadeĀ him to order something from Saboten. He wanted to pick his own food. Continue reading

Vera’s Burger Express in Aberdeen Mall, Richmond

The summer vacation had started. Nanzaro is eager to come with me for some groceries shopping because I promised to bring him to the newly opened Vera’s Burger Express in Aberdeen Mall in Richmond.

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Although it is still early around 11:00AM, there is a short line up. Nanzaro told me that this location was a Burger King before Vera’s Burger Express took over. He sure has better memory than me.

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For the opening of this location, Vera’s Burger Express advertised in the local newspaper by offering a $5 coupon. This offer expires on 30th June 2011.

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Vera’s Burger seems to have won numerous awards for their burger as displayed on the banner at the store front.

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Vera’s Burger Express has an opened kitchen where we can see the action going. Occasionally, we can see the flames from the grilling of the burger. This is what Nanzaro ordered, … Continue reading

My Lunch: Chen Shanghai’s XLB at Xu’s Wonton House

This is another blog post done entirely with the iPhone, including the pictures and video.

It came as a shock to many people to learn that Wang’s had closed. I found out only last week. The new place is called Xu’s. Apparently new owner. The new lady in charge look very familiar but I just can’t remember where I had seen her before.

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So here I am trying Xu’s XLB. They call this the Baiyulan XLB which is $4 for a basket of … Continue reading