Tin Tin Seafood Harbour Restaurant on No. 3 Road, Richmond

I had the opportunity to attend praise dance in the summer.

For this last occasion for me, I joined the group for dim sum after praise dance. This particular group always go out for dim sum after the praise dance to get to know one another better.

We went to Tin Tin Seafood Harbour Restaurant this time. The organizer had reserved two tables. This place was full house and we had to wait a few minutes as one of our table was not ready yet.

Tin Tin Seafood Harbour Restaurant does not charge for tea which is a good thing.

One of the lady took charge to order as the rest of the group were busy chatting. The above is Spicy XO Sauce Rice Noodle with Shrimp. This was really good.

We ordered three servings of the Eggplant with Shrimp Paste as one of the lady suggested not to cut them into smaller pieces. Continue reading

Kingspark Steak House at Westminster Hwy, Richmond

My family went out for dinner on a Sunday evening. When Ben asked what we would like to eat, everyone’s answer was “anything”. I’m sure Ben is frustrated with such answer as no one wants to take charge. Is this a common problem?

So, Ben had to decide again. He drove to Kingspark Steak House and we found a parking spot right in front of the restaurant. Perhaps, it was still early, just around 5PM. Parking has not been easy in this part of the strip mall.

Nanzaro ordered the XO Sauce Seafood Fried Rice. The serving was not as big as those we get from Enjoy Café 1+1.

I shared an order with Ben. We had the Seafood Chow Mien. This dish was rather disappointing. The sauce looked like glue. We will not order this dish again. The serving was also rather small. Continue reading

RMD Oriental Rice Noodle on Akroyd Rd, Richmond

My family visited the RMD Oriental Rice Noodle on Akroyd Rd for dinner on Sunday evening.

This is a new restaurant that replaced the Tri-Ty Café.

The name of the restaurant literally says “Cross Bridge Rice Noodle”; just like the art work on the wall.

The above is how the ingredients of the dish being served; everything displayed in small saucers. The sliced meat in rectangle box is charged extra for $2.99. Both Nanzaro and Ben selected lamb for the extra meat.
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Tian Shi Fu Restaurant on No. 3 Road, Richmond

My family went out for lunch on a Saturday afternoon except Nanzaro as he was at work.

We went to Tian Shi Fu on No. 3 Road which shares a space with Sharetea.

We were there before noon and the place was not too busy yet. However, it took a long time for the server to come to our table to take the order and we had to get the attention of the server to come to our table. On top of that, we were not even served any drink as other customers did get water.

Ben ordered a Wuhan Noodle from the appetizer section to start with. It is similar to the noodle we tried at Chu Resto in Aberdeen Foodcourt. The serving was quite big even though the bowl does not look big. It was packed with noodles. The sauce was slightly spicy with sesame paste. We like it. Continue reading

Pho Lan on No. 3 Road, Richmond

It’s been a while that my family had been to Pho Lan, simply because the parking is difficult. We decided to give it a try a Saturday evening as we came out early for dinner, around 5PM. We were surprised to see the parking lot was quite empty at that time.

Arkensen ordered his usual #7; Pho Lan Special Beef Noodle Soup. It has rare steak, well done flank, beef balls, tendon and tripe. I love the huge bowl because I got to tax his soup.

The regular complements; bean sprouts, basil and lime for the pho noodles.

Ben and I shared a plate of 3 skewers of beef/pork or chicken on vermicelli. We had one of each, beef, pork and chicken. There were a lot of meat. The meat were lightly charred which added caramelization to the meat.

The vermicelli and salad were seasoned with some fish sauce.

Nanzaro got his favaourite Bun Bo Hue which I forgot to take a photo.

The meal came to CAD41 including tax and tips. Pho Lan accepts cash only.

Pho Lan Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Szechuan Delicious on No. 3 Road, Richmond Closing Soon

Our family had been trying to come to this restaurant more often once we learned that the current location will be closed in July due to redevelopment. We really hope they will find a new home.

When we come as a family of four, we always get the combo for 4 for CAD52. We like it because for that we get two appetizers and choose four main dishes. You cant beat that for value because Szechuan cuisine is generally more expensive than other Chinese cuisine. We sure are going to miss this place when it closes soon.

The free appetizers are Spicy Pig Ears and Mung Bean Noodle in a tangy and spicy sauce. Ben likes the sauce so much that sometime we bring our own container to take the leftover sauce home as we dare not ask the server to pack the sauce to go.

There are three choices for the fish dish; Water Boiled Fish, Fish with Tofu (that’s our choice this time) and Fish with Preserved Vegetable. Ben commented that the fish is good, just wonder what fish is it. Continue reading

Hainan Kitchen on Blundell Road, Richmond

It’s only Arkensen and us went our for dinner that Saturday as Nanzaro went out for dinner with his friends.

We did not want to go too far, so we went to the Garden City Shopping Centre. Arkensen picked the Hainan Kitchen for dinner.

Hainan Kitchen is kind of like an Asian fast food place. Customer order and pays at the counter and when the food is ready, you pick it up from the counter. The operation is like a food court but this is an individual stall with it’s own seating area.

The menu is simple; just a few items. Arkensen ordered their signature dish, Hainan Chicken Rice. Arkensen likes this especially when the chicken is deboned. It came with three types of sauces; chili sauce, ginger onion sauce and a green onion pesto. Continue reading

Mambo Cafe in Aberdeen Foodcourt, Richmond

Ben and I had our casual walk on a Saturday morning. We parked our car in Lansdowne Mall, window shopping in the mall for a while and then exit the mall and walked under the Canada Line for shades purpose.

By the time we reached Aberdeen Mall, it was lunch time. We decided to have lunch at the Aberdeen food court. Lately, it’s hard for us to eat out as we cannot eat as much anymore. If it’s just the two of us, we cannot eat in a restaurant as ordering two items will be too much for us. Unless, we have to order something that we can bring the leftover home. Our most convenient destination is food court as we can get one item to share, especially when we plan to go out for dinner with our boys and we do not want to bring home any leftover food.

We ended up ordering an eggplant stir-fried with chicken ball from Mambo. The wait time was long, 20 minutes. The food was good; piping hot and the sauce went well with the steam rice. It was enough for both of us.

The meal came with a free drink. Ben wanted iced milk tea which has an extra charge of $1.00 for cold drink. Our meal, came to $10.75. Mambo accepts cash only.

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

Typhoon BBT on Cambie Road, Richmond

On a Friday evening, Ben got a text from Arkensen after picking me up from work that his bus was way late for its regular schedule. So, we had to change our plan of eating out in Vancouver and went back to Richmond to pick Arkensen up.

After picking Arkensen up, we decided to go to Typhoon BBT for dinner since we were near that neighbourhood.

The restaurant was not too busy when we arrived around 6:30PM.

Arkensen ordered the Beef Shank and Tendons Noodle Soup. Continue reading