John 3:16 on No. 3 Road, Richmond

John 3:16 Malaysian Delight finally reopened on No. 3 Road, across the City Hall.

We had been anticipating the opening date since the sign put was last year. It has been a long wait.

The verse John 3:16 fills a wall of the restaurant.

Nanzaro was the first in the family to eat in the restaurant, taking advantage of 10% discount of the first few days of opening. He ordered the Beef Rendang which came with rice. The food was good. The only complaint was the wait was long, about 40 minutes for the food to arrive. Understandably, this place is new and there will be some teething problems. Moreover, this new place is much more bigger than the previous place on Anderson Road.

On a next occasion, Nanzaro tried the Sambal Fish. This time, the food arrived in about 10 minutes, which is reasonable.

It was not spicy according to Nanzaro as he can eat very spicy food. When I asked him which dish he prefers, he said he likes the rendang better.

Both meals were about CAD15+ each, including tax and tips. Credit card is accepted.

Angie’s Malaysian on Edmonds St., Burnaby

Ben and I were in the New Westminster area to run some errand and he decided to bring me to Angie’s Malaysian Eatery for lunch as I have not been here before.

Angie’s Malaysian Eatery is a short walk from the Edmonds Community Center. There are some high rise constructions right across this street mall. I’m sure the future prospect will be good when the buildings are fully occupied.

We arrived at an empty restaurant at noon.

The cute thing about this restaurant is that their decoration include pictures of the menu, literally photo prints. They even handed a stack of them to us together with a one page menu.

We ordered the Seria Kolomee. This is one of the popular dish from Brunei as I overheard the conversation between the lady at the counter and a customer who came in for take out. It is a dry mixed flat noodle (meepoh) served with BBQ pork, fish cake, blanch green and fried shallots. Continue reading

Fresh Bowl in Gas Town, Vancouver

Nanzaro had lunch in downtown after his run at the seawall.

He is starting his training run for the marathon again. So, he chooses to eat healthy during this training period.

Fresh Bowl serves South East Asian inspired noodle, rice and salad with fresh and nutritious ingredients.

First, you pick your grain; Nanzaro opted for organic brown rice. Continue reading

Prata Man on Capstan Way, Richmond

Ben and I went to Prata-Man for lunch on a Sunday afternoon after church service.

We arrived around 1PM and the restaurant was full. But we did not have to wait long for a table.

The menu seems to have been simplified compared to our previous visit here. You can click on the menu to have a larger view.

Ben ordered the Hainanese Chicken Rice. He originally wanted to order the Mee Goreng but when he saw the dish from a neighboring table, he changed his mine. The chicken was served boneless.

Ben enjoyed the oily rice which came with his Hainanese chicken. Continue reading

Penang Szechuan Cuisine in White Rock

Ben had to send the car for service at the BCAA Service Center in Surrey. We were there earlier than expected and decided to have lunch first in White Rock.

After looking for a while, we found this Penang Szechuan Cuisine as the name interests us.

The decorations is very Malaysian with “batik” cloth lining the tables.

You can click on the menu to have a larger view. Besides, a few “sambal” and curry dishes, the menu reviews that it’s more like a “chop suey” restaurant. Continue reading

Perak Malaysian Cafe in Marpole, Vancouver

Ben and I went to check out the Ipoh Bean Sprout Chicken on Granville St., Vancouver which we spotted a little while ago when we drove along that street. We love the char koey teow from Ipoh Bean Sprout Chicken in Crystal Mall foodcourt.

Apparently, the official name of this restaurant is Perak Malaysian Cafe.

We were there on a weekday before noon. It got busier later, mostly office workers.

We were excited to see the Hakka Yong Tau Foo on the menu as we don’t recall any other restaurants here that we had been to has yong tau foo, i.e. deep fried vegetables and tofu stuffed with fish paste; other than eggplant stuffed with prawn paste in dim sum restaurants. Continue reading

Lunch Special at Banana Leaf on Davie St., Vancouver

Ben and I went to downtown for our walk on a beautiful summer day.

We intended to go for lunch at a Korean place. On the way there, we walked past Banana Leaf on Davie St. and we were intrigued by their weekend brunch special. So, we changed our plan and had lunch at Banana Leaf instead.

We were greeted by a wall of awards on their wall of fame.

The above was their Nasi Campur Deluxe Set that brought us into the restaurant.  There were 13 items on the tray, in small serving. This is a great way to introduce Malaysian cuisine to people who are not familiar with the cuisine. Continue reading

Penang Delight Cafe, Marpole

My family went to Penang Delight Cafe for a Malaysian lunch on a weekend.


We arrived a few minutes before the opening time and waited for the open sign to be flipped over.


Obviously, we were their first customers of the day. One thing that Arkensen does not about the place is the seat which are wooden benches lined with cushion. He said the seating is not comfy.


Ben in-charged of ordering the food. The first item was Prawn Mee with mix noodles, i.e. it comes with vermicelli and oil noodle. Having mix noodles is common in Malaysia but Arkensen finds it odd. Continue reading

John 3:16 Malaysian Delights on Anderson Road, Richmond

Ben was craving for Malaysian food. We went to John 3:16 Malaysian Delights since Ben had not been to this restaurant before.


The verse John 3:16 adorns the wall inside the restaurant.


Ben ordered Nasi Lemak, which came with curry chicken, hardboiled egg, fried anchovies, peanuts, cucumber, sambal and coconut milk flavoured rice. This is pretty good.


I ordered the Sambal Halibut on rice as recommended by the server. The sambal sauce was slightly tangy and there were some tomatoes and red onion in it. It was good except I would like to have more sauce for my rice.

The bill came to about $20 before tips. Credit card is accepted for bill above $30.

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Penang Delight Cafe on West 73rd Ave, Vancouver

This is our third attempt to look for the Penang Delight Cafe at the Marpole area.


Apparently, it is located in a very small strip mall on W73rd Ave. Parking is limited.


A wall is decorated with photos of the menu item. This is good for customers who are not familiar with Malaysian cuisine.


Another wall is decorated with photos of Malaysia tourist highlights and also some antique photographs.


Ben has no problem with the ordering as he has been craving for nasi lemak lately. He ordered a Nasi Lemak Rendang Lamb for $13.95. Continue reading