Torta Persian Cuisine in Henderson Place Mall, Coquitlam

After the Lafarge Lake visit was cut short by the weather, we went to the nearby Henderson Place Mall for lunch.

We love this mall for it’s variety of Asian and Middle Eastern Cuisines.

This time, the mall seemed more busy than our previous visits. This time, we decided to try the Torta Persian Cuisine.

We picked their specialty Dizi Sangi to try as we saw a copy of a local Chinese newspaper cut out with the photo of Dizi meal pasted in the stall front. We were told that it will take 10 minutes for the food to be heated up. Continue reading

Karakoram Restaurant in Victoria Drive, Vancouver

On a weekend, my family went to Karakoram Restaurant for lunch.

Karakoram Restaurant took over Tibisti which was also a middle eastern restaurant which offered all you can eat.

We were there before noon and the restaurant was very quiet. It is still an all you can eat place.

We went to take a quick look at the buffet before we decided to go ahead with the all you can eat at $14.99 per person. The above are the salad and condiment bar.

Chicken Biryani, Lemon Potatoes, Mixed Vegetable Stew, … Continue reading

Daddy’s Grill on No. 5 Road, Richmond

Ben and I went to Daddy’s Grill on No. 5 Road after Sunday church service.

We arrived just a few minutes before 1PM and the restaurant had just opened for business for the day.

We were one of the first customers of the day but the place quickly filled up. Customer places order and pay at the counter and then find their own seat.

We ordered a couple items to share. The first item is Cholo Vaziri; a combination of two skewers of meat served with basmati rice, grilled tomato, house salad and tzatziki. Continue reading

Baghdad Cafe on Seymour St., Vancouver

Baghdad Cafe is Nanzaro’s favourite place to eat during his school days. He can easily hop on the skytrain to downtown before his class.

This time he ordered the Shawafel platter for $10.50.

He had chicken shawarma which has a crisp from the shaving from the outer layer and some moist chicken from the inside shaving.

He really like the falafel which is super crispy on the outside.

He also likes the tabbouleh, garlic sauce and hummus on the side.

Credit card is accepted here.

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

Shawarma Palace at Sands Plaza, Richmond

On a weekend evening, Ben, I and Arkensen went out for dinner. Nanzaro opted out to dine out as he was watching a hockey game. It’s the season for ice hockey again.

Ben wanted something light and picked Shawarma Palace as we have not been here before except for Nanzaro.

Customer orders and pays at the counter. The food is prepared right in front of the customers.

Ben and I shared a Mixed Platter for $12.99. The platter comes with salad, spicy garlic potatoes, rice and hummus. Continue reading

AnAr Restaurant at President Plaza Foodcourt, Richmond

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

Afghan Chopan at Richmond Public Market, Richmond

My family had wanted to check out the newly opened Afghan Chopan on the first level of Richmond Public Market a couple or more months ago. However, it only opens at 12:00PM and most of the time when we were around the area, it was not open yet.

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This time, we came here for dinner. The boys said how come the door has Chinese characters on it. This is because Afghan Chopan took over a Chinese restaurant in this location.

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At one far end of the restaurant, there is a raised floor area lined with cushion and carpet for people who would like to dine sitting on the floor. Definitely not for us.

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We went for the smallest special combos for family which serves for 4 to 5. It is $59.95.

First came to the table was three vegetable dishes, eggplant, mixed beans and spinach.

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You can eat the vegetables with pita bread which was served at the same time.

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Next came the rice with raisins and carrots. The boys likes the flavoured basmati rice, except for the sweet and plump raisins. Continue reading

Baghdad Cafe on Seymour Street, Vancouver

Nanzaro and I were in downtown to run errands. We had some time to kill before our next errand. We decided to get a bite as it was almost lunch hour.

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Nanzaro picked the Baghdad Cafe as he likes middle eastern food.

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Since I was not that hungry, I just taxed on his order. He went for the Mixed Kebab Platter. The server told us that it will take 10 minutes for it to be prepared.

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It came with two type of meat skewers, chicken and beef.

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You get to pick the sauces and Nanzaro got some of each which include garlic, hummus and tzatziki.

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He also got to pick a salad. As usual, I had most of the tabouleh. I made a simple wrap with the pita bread while Nanzaro had most of the rice and meat.

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

Buffet Lunch at Tibisti Grill on Victoria Dr, Vancouver

On a Friday afternoon, Ben came home to pick up an old notebook to return to the office. I accompanied him and we had lunch on the way.

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It’s been a long while since we had Lebanese food. We stopped at Tibisti Grill to have the lunch buffet.

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It looks like Tibisti Grill had a face lift. It looks better now.

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I started off with some salad and appetizers. Continue reading