Ben and I went to Burnaby for lunch on a Sunday. There are 3 new Japanese ramen restaurants on the stretch of strip mall across Metrotown.
We went to one of them which is Tokyo Tonkotsu Ramen as the decor was quite impressive from the outside.
The entrance was decorated with a big gong.
I like the Chinese characters “La Mien” and the bowl of ramen logo made with pennies. I just wonder how can we get hold of pennies now when they are not in circulation anymore.
Ben ordered the Miso Ramen at $12.50. It was ok but nothing too extraordinary. Continue reading
Ben and I went to Burnaby for a walk on the last day of the holiday season before works resume.
We had lunch at Qin Ma Grill across the Real Canadian Superstore in Metrotown.
I like the huge poster on the wall depicting a hawker style stall.
Ben ordered a small Mala Soup Bowl for $13.99. The small bowl allow 3 choices of meat and 2 choices of veggies. Ben choice was lamb, pork belly and beef tripe with potatoes and bean curd. Continue reading
Ben brought me to Hi Genki at the Nikkei House for lunch on his day off work.
We were there before noon and was lucky to get the last table without wait. A line quickly form after that.
Some Japanese style decorations at the entrance.
The teapot is unique.
We ordered two items to share. The first item was a deluxe bento box with salmon sashimi. tempura, teriyaki chicken and rice. Continue reading
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 brought Arkensen to Metrotown for dinner to show him the Pokemon Go hot spot. It was unbelievable to see so many people at one spot playing the game.
We walked across the hot spot to have dinner at Dae Ji Cutlet House. It is a relatively new restaurant.
The menu is not too big and some pictures of food is always good.
The typical setting of a Korean restaurant, ice water in a bottle and plastic cups, practical.
Ben ordered the Garlic Pork Cutlet to share with me. The pork cutlet is served with garlic spicy gravy, salad and rice. 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.
Ben, Nanzaro and I went to Burnaby for dinner on the eve of Canada Day. Ben was on holiday mood already for the long weekend.
We went to this new Cheng Du Spicy Restaurant on Kingsway. There is another one in Richmond on Alexandra Road which I had blogged here.
The place was pretty quiet when we were there around 6PM.
The menu is not big, with a few photos of food on it.
Complimentary appetizer of spicy cabbage. Nanzaro did not try any of this. Continue reading
We were in Metrotown for our walk on a weekend as the malls in Richmond do not open early.
After our walk, Ben brought me to Preference Restaurant for lunch.
We arrived just in time when they open at 11:30AM.
It offers Sichuan and Taiwanese food. The lunch special price is attractive.
The menu is impressive too, like an album. The menu has some photos too.
We decided to try their lunch special. The above is Spicy Beef Noodle. The noodle is nice with a bit of chewiness. The chunky beef was tender and yet with a little bite to it. Continue reading
Nanzaro wanted to get a new pair of running shoes for his marathon. So, he joined Ben and I for our morning walk in Metropolis in Metrotown on a Saturday morning.
After the walk and shop, we went for lunch in the neighbourhood. Ben brought us to one of his favourite lunch spot, Au Wing Kee Restaurant.
The menu is big, with lunch specials and lunch combos, etc.
I ordered a wonton noodle soup as I saw one of the Chinese restaurant award on the wall for noodle. There were five wontons which were springy. The broth was the right flavour, with seafood taste. Continue reading
Ben and I were bored walking in the malls in Richmond when the weather does not permit us to walk outside. So, Ben drove to Metrotown instead. In fact, it’s better to walk in Metrotown as it’s bigger, hence we need to walk less rounds to achieve our goal.
After our walk, we looked for a restaurant for lunch. We ended up with Kawawa Japanese Ramen on the upper level of Metropolis. We were there around noon and the restaurant was already full. We were the first in line for the next seating.
We were given the menu while in line and the server took our orders before we got a table.
The seating is pretty tide.
Ben ordered the Kawawa Ramen which is their signature ramen with miso broth. It is served with 3 pieces of roast porks which are fork tender. There are also beansprout, kimchi, onion slices, egg and seaweed slice. Continue reading