My office celebrated a colleague’s birthday on Christmas eve. We ordered take out from Dhaliwal Sweets & Restaurant as the birthday girl is from Gujarat.
We had Fish Pakora as starter. The fish is marinated in yogurt, ginger, garlic
The Chicken Biryani was quite spicy.
The Prawn Goa Curry was creamy and mild, cooked with ginger, garlic, onion and coconut milk. The prawns were on the skimpy side. Continue reading
My company had the Christmas dinner at Good Choice Restaurant. It’s convenient for everyone due to it’s proximity to the workplace.
The restaurant was busy and it was full house after 7PM.
My boss brought a couple bottles of red wine. I’m not a wine drinker, so I just pass.
Snacks for us to munch while waiting for dishes. Fried peanuts and pickled daikon and carrots to vet our appetite. We love these so much that we asked for seconds.
XO sauce is served when the dishes is served.
We started with the daily soup which is pork bone soup with some kind of root vegetable. The root vegetable in Cantonese is called “fern got”. Anyone know the name in English?
We had Ling Cod prepared in two ways. The first is stir fry ling cod balls with mixed vegetables. This was pretty good. Continue reading
We decided to have breakfast near my work place on a week day. We always walk past this restaurant which opens early for breakfast, 8:00AM to 8:00PM.
It’s a Japanese style restaurant with simple bites, hence it’s name.
The menu is simple and price is reasonable.
Customer orders and pays at the counter.
Food will be delivered to the customer. There is 2 small tables in front of the counter and a long bench seating facing the wall, so seating is limited.
Nanzaro ordered a Sausage and Scrambled Eggs Muffin for $2.50. The scrambled eggs were fluffy. Continue reading
Ben and I went to Crystal Mall after church service for grocery shopping and lunch.
We had lunch at Han Ju Restaurant. In the colder weather, we look forward to a hot bowl of soup.
I ordered the Ginger Flavored Duck Soup with rice for $9.95. This dish is more Chinese than Korean.
I can taste the ginger flavour in the broth. There were 3 small pieces of duck with bone in and plenty of suey choy.
Ben ordered a bowl of Beef Noodle Soup for $10.50. Ben commented that it’s just so so and the serving is small. It’s not really worth while to him.
We certainly detected the presence of msg as we felt quite thirsty after the meal. Any, msg is present in a lot of sauces.
Han Ju Restaurant accepts cash only.
Jo invited Ben and I for dinner on a weekday impromptu.
Jo ordered a couple of appetizers. The first one was the above BBQ squid. It was tender and it came with a dipping sauce.
Jo wanted the salad roll but ordered wrongly and got the spring roll instead. The spring roll was rather skinny. I prefer those wrap in rice paper.
Jo decided to order another salad roll which she originally intended. Salad roll is more healthy without the deep frying. This came with a peanut dipping sauce. Continue reading
After church service on Sunday, Ben and I went to Crystal Mall food court for lunch and buy groceries, killing 2 birds with one stone.
We tried the Malay Curry House since the Ipoh Beansprout stall is closed on Sunday.
We shared a Hainanese Chicken from Hell combo. There was too much sauce which was not as spicy hot as its name suggest. In fact, the sauce was too salty.
There were generous amount of boneless Hainanese chicken and the oily rice was good.
The combo came with a drink, some sort of flavoured tea.
Cold drink has an extra $1 charge. We paid cash for it.
I would get the traditional Hainanese Chicken Rice if I’m craving for it but not this saucy one.
Nanzaro treated the family with a German brunch.
Fraser Park Restaurant is located at an unassuming warehouse park at Byrne Road. It was very busy when we arrived around 11:30AM on a Saturday. Sharing table is a norm here.
Ben and I shared a German breakfast as the serving is big. It is a bed of hash brown topped with 3 eggs scrambled with sauteed onions, peppers and cheese. On top of that, there is sausage and generous amount of bacon and ham.
The German breakfast also comes with 2 toasts of your choice and a piece of fruit. Continue reading
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
Ben and I went to the Richmond Public Market to get groceries. Since, it was near lunch time, Ben suggested that we had lunch here before we headed back home.
Ben decided to try the above Bian Fu Chang stall which was new to us.
Bian Fu Chang is primary a noodle shop which also has some appetizers on the side.
We decided to try their specialty noodle which is the item number 1; Special Six Delicacies & Pigskin. Wow, the bowl was huge.
It was loaded with pigskin, pork slices, pork liver, Chinese sausage, wood ear and bok choy. You have the option to choose the spiciness that you like. We always go with medium. We really enjoy this noodle and will be back to try others.
Bian Fu Chang accepts cash only.
TGIF! My family went out for dinner as the home cook is taking a break.
We went for Vietnamese cuisine as it’s been a while we had that. We went to Gia Minh Vietnamese Restaurant on Fraser St.
Gia Minh was not busy at about 6:30PM.
Although the restaurant was not busy, the service was a bit slow.
Ben and I shared a Gia Minh’s special combo, Combo A. We can have the option of rice or vermicelli and we picked vermicelli. It came with 2 brochettes and we had one pork and one chicken. Continue reading