When Ben and I were having our evening walk, we found a new Persian restaurant in the President Plaza Foodcourt.
I remembered Minoo had just mentioned to me about a Persian restaurant in a Chinese mall on Cambie Street that she would like to introduce to me before we stumbled upon this place. This must be it. According to Minoo, this restaurant is run by a brother and sister.
Ben and I shared a Kubideh which the owner told us is a skewer made with a combination of minced beef and lamb. It was a generous helping with grilled tomatoes and salad. It was the end of the day and we paid the $11 dollar dish with a $20 note. The owner gave us a change of $10 because she did not have small change and neither do us. She said it’s ok. But, we returned the next day with the family as I know Nanzaro loves Persian food. I paid her the $1 that I owed her the next day.
Nanzaro had the same dish. He loves it. Continue reading
Ben and I went to get some stuff from Canadian Tire. After shopping, Ben decided to take a walk. Our walk ended at Aberdeen Center.
We decided to grab a bite at the Aberdeen Food Court.
Ben was not hungry. We just share a combo meal from Chef of Dumplings.
We added a dessert to our combo meal and the bill came to $10. Continue reading
Ben wanted something light for dinner. So, we went to the Aberdeen foodcourt on a Tuesday evening.
Apparently, Aberdeen closes early on Sunday (5:00pm), Monday to Wednesday (6:00pm). But according to the Zomato site, Szechuan House opens till 7pm from Sunday to Wednesday).
We were there half an hour before the closing time. Ben ordered the Saliva Chicken from Szechuan House. It took a while for the food to be ready even though this is a cold dish. Rice is optional, only if you want it. Of course, Ben must have rice to enjoy with the delicious spicy sauce. The sauce here has a light sweetness in it which makes it tastes really good.
As for the chicken, they were quite bony. This dish is $10.
It’s difficult to find a place for breakfast early morning. Ben and I were to Metrotown on a weekend for our morning walk. Ben managed to find an entrance to the Crystal Mall before 9:00AM. The entrance to the market area is opened earlier than 9:00AM while other entrances will not be opened until 9:00AM.
We had breakfast at the Crystal Mall foodcourt. Only a few stalls were opened at this early hour. We went to one of the Hong Kong style place.
Ben ordered the noodle with luncheon meat and fried egg. Continue reading
Ben and I went to Crystal Mall for an early lunch after a long walk in Central Park.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Nanzaro and I went to Lansdowne Foodcourt for lunch after running some errands.
I went to the R&H Chinese Food stall while Nanzaro opted for the Bubble Waffle Cafe.
When I was there, a lady was making Siao Loong Bao at the counter.
I ordered the Pan Fried Bun. It came in four for $6.99 before tax. Continue reading
I went to the Pacific Plaza food court with a friend for lunch.
I was craving for some ‘kueh’ (Malay dessert) and Gee! Taste Good is just the place for it.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
Look what I found, a new stall specializing in lamb soup, :-).
I ordered a small Lamb Noodle Soup to try. I can detect the lamb flavour in the broth but not very strong.
The chili was quite fragrant and I just spiced up the noodles with it. Continue reading
This is another Nanzaro’s food adventure. He loves food which he has the say of what ingredients he wants.
Taco Luis in Lansdowne Mall is one of the places he went for lunch after school.
The above is the 10-inch Beef Special. It came with a drink and a side of tater tots.
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.
The amount of beef is generous.
Nanzaro also enjoys the crispy crunchy tater tots.