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
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
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.
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
I met up with 3 of my girl friends at John 3:16 Malaysian Delights for a quick dinner before we take the Canada Line downtown to the Rogers Arena for a Night of Hope with Joel & Victoria.
The restaurant was opened recently and we all like Malaysian food.
The restaurant is quite small with a few tables. The owner of the restaurant previously ran the Malaysian stall at the entrance at the Richmond Public Market.
Since we were at a rush, we just ordered fried noodles from the menu. The above was recommended by one of my girl friend who had dined here before. It’s a fried vermicelli Malaysian style. We can taste the flavour of egg in it. Continue reading
How often do you hear of price rolled back for restaurant?
When Ben drove past Kedah House Restaurant on the way to Crystal Mall a couple weeks ago, I noticed Kedah House buffet sign board displaying the old price of $9.99. The buffet price was increased to $12.40 for a while; at least since our visit in last August till January this year. We decided to go for our comfort food on Good Friday since the price has gone back down.
Gado-gado; a salad of cucumber, jicama, bean sprout, fried tofu, fried potato chips and hard boiled egg with peanut sauce.
Nasi Minyak with Beef Rendang and a chicken dish. Continue reading
Arkensen needed us to drop him at school to return a lot of library books and to complete one of his lab work with his partner. After dropping him off, Ben decided to go to Crystal Court for lunch.
Finally, I got the chance to try the Ipoh Bean Sprout Chicken stall. At previous visit to this food court, there was no tables available. It was not easy to get a table this time but we managed to find one.
I ordered the Hakka Pan Mee which is handmade noodle with ground pork, fried anchovies, shiitake mushroom and some fried tofu skin.
The noodle was al-dante (a little chewy) and it was good enough for my craving after not having this dish since my last visit to Malaysia. Continue reading
Ben decided to surprise the family with a Malaysian meal on a Friday evening on his way back from work.
We had noticed a new Malaysian restaurant on No. 5 Road a short while ago. When I checked it out on Urbanspoon.com, I noticed that it only opens in the evening. We usually eat out for lunch on weekend, so, we have not check this place out until now.
Apparently, Sambal Coconut Malaysian Szechuan Cuisine only caters for take out only. There is a 10% off for pick up with some conditions applied.
The above is Mee Goreng for $8.25. It has beef, egg, shrimp, tomato, bean sprout, choy sum, cabbage and tofu. This was slightly sweetish.
Fried Kuey Teow is $8.95. This was slightly spicy and sweetish also, with shrimp, fish cake, squid, bean sprout, egg and chives. Nanzaro commented that the serving was relatively small compared to the one he always get from V’s Malay & Thai Food in the Richmond Public Market for $7. Continue reading
I had to pick up my passport from the Chinese Visa Office on W. Broadway. I took the opportunity to have lunch at Kaya Malay Bistro just a few doors a way.
I invited Lorna to join me as she loves Malaysian food too. Kaya is a Malay word which means rich. It is also the Malay name for coconut jam.
The restaurant was spacious. Hibiscus which is the national flower of Malaysia decorated the wall. We were there just before noon and the restaurant was not busy yet.
The server brought a sampler of guava soda for us to try.
We ordered an Appetizer Sampler plate to try. The appetizer for one is $8. It came with 3 sauces, sweet chili, peanut and curry. The curry sauce was very rich in coconut flavour. Continue reading
When I was running some errands in Vancouver with Nanzaro, I stopped by City 1 Cafe for lunch.
City 1 Cafe is a Malaysian restaurant.
The menu is not big. You can click on the menu to have a larger view.
We were there just after 11:30am. The restaurant was pretty empty. But, half an hour later, more customers drop in for lunch. This restaurant seats 26.
I ordered a Malaysian coffee to try. It is $2. Malaysian coffee has a thicker consistency than western coffee. Continue reading