Green Bamboo Vietnamese Cuisine at Crystal Mall, Burnaby

During Ben’s Christmas break, we went for long walk at Central Park. After the walk, we went to Metrotown area for lunch.

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Ben brought me to Green Bamboo Vietnamese Restaurant. It is one of his occasional lunch spot.

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I was enticed to have the above Stewed Duck Leg Egg Noodle which was posted on the wall outside the restaurant. But, unfortunately, this item had been cancelled from the menu.

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So, I ordered the Seafood Tom Yum noodle Soup. It was sour and mildly spicy. (more…)

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Pho Hong on Kingsway, Burnaby

It’s been a long time since our family visited Pho Hong. I meant all in the family dine here together.

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Ben does come here once in a while for his lunch on work week.

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The aging wall paper had gone. It looks brighter now with the white paint.

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The usual condiments for pho. The bean sprouts are served raw.

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Ben and Arkensen had the No. 1 special. Ben had the small bowl ($7.50) while Arkensen had the large bowl. The difference in price is just 50cents. (more…)

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Lao Shan Dong on Kingsway, Burnaby

On Boxing day morning, we went out early as Nanzaro wanted to shop for his stuff.

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The good thing about waking up early is to be able to watch a spectacular sun rise.

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We went to Metrotown to shop. It was very crowded as the Chinese saying “people mountain people sea”.

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After walking for hours, we went across the street to have lunch. Initially, we wanted to go to Cattle Cafe but there was a line waiting for table. So, we changed our destination to Lao Shan Dong. It was just a short wait for a table.

Lao Shan Dong used to be a very popular place but there are many competitive restaurants in the same area now.

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We ordered an appetizer to munch while waiting for our noodles. The spicy bamboo shoot was crunchy and mildly spicy. I like the texture. (more…)

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89 Degrees Wonderful House Restaurant on Kingsway, Burnaby

LR organized a mini chowdown at 89 degrees Shanghai Fusion Cuisine. Attendees included retired food blogger Karl of The Friday Lunch and Dennis the Foodie and missus (Wendy).

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89 degrees Shanghai Fusion Cuisine is a family run restaurant.

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I like the signage stands outside the restaurant which are loaded with pictures.

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We left the ordering to Karl as he seems to be quite a regular here.

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Menu with photos is always a good thing.

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A table full of food. Here are what Karl ordered. (more…)

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Main Island Cafe on Kingsway, Burnaby

Ben was off work on a Friday, in replacement for him working on Thanksgiving day. We planned to go for lunch at Saffron Indian Cuisine. Arkensen and Nanzaro love Indian food, so they did not protest even we had to drive across the bridge.

By the time we reached Burnaby, it was past noon and that was a busy lunch hour, especially on a Friday. The wait at Saffron is going to be long and we can’t predict the wait by looking at the tables because it is a buffet setting.

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So, Ben suggested the Main Island Cafe a few doors away. It is one of his favourite lunch spot.

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Main Island Cafe is a Hong Kong style restaurant specializes in noodles soup, especially fish noodle soup like the one below.

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Well, this is not our order, but the server delivered it wrongly to our table.

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This is what I ordered; oiled noodle with Malay laksa broth. The broth was relatively spicy although it does look red. (more…)

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Cattle Cafe on Kingsway, Burnaby

The Cattle Cafe on Kingsway is one of Ben’s lunch place to go as he works nearby.

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We went there on a Sunday afternoon and there is just a few minutes of wait for a table.

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Ben ordered from the lunch special with comes with a drink. Cold drink is charged $1 extra.

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Ben ordered his favourite Oyster Rice in Soup. There were plenty sizeable oysters in it. (more…)

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Ali Shan Restaurant on Kingsway, Burnaby

After having coffee at Tim Hortons, Ben brought me to one of his favourite lunch place at work, Ali Shan Restaurant.

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Ali Shan is busy at lunch time on a week day.

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Ali Shan serves Taiwanese cuisine.

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I ordered a Crispy Chicken Leg combo for $7.50. It came with rice with fried egg and some side dishes like cabbages, tofu and bamboo shoot. A very reasonable price for such a combo. (more…)

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Hotluck, Burnaby

Ben suggested to have lunch at Hotluck in Burnaby on a Saturday afternoon. Both the boys did not want to join. So, it’s just both of us. I guess that we will have to get use to such setting as our boys have grown up now.

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Ben said, Hotluck is usually pretty quiet on week days during lunch hour.

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The lunch special here are mostly noodle dishes.

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Ben decided to go for the super set for 2 people for $33.95. Ben ordered his favourite dish of Country Style Fried Pork with Fresh Hot Green Pepper. The pork were thinly sliced and fried to a crisp and the generous amount of the hot green pepper makes this dish really fragrant and spicy hot. (more…)

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