Nabegugyo Hot Pot Cuisine on Cambie St., Vancouver

Ben and I finally get to try the ramen hot pot from Nabegugyo Hot Pot Cuisine on Cambie St. on a Friday evening.

We had wanted to check this place out for several times but just did not make it.

There is a communal long U shape table and several 2 and 4 seater tables. We were seated at the communal table. It reminds me of a hot pot place named Xiabu Xiabu that Ben and I like to go to when we were in Beijing. I did not blog about it because no photography is allowed in Xiabu Xiabu.

We were served an appetizer of sea weed salad before our food arrive.

Ben ordered the Sukiyaki Hot Pot with pork but they gave him pork instead. It came with a bowl of steam rice and … Continue reading

Pho Xe Lua 24 on Cambie St., Vancouver

After having an episode of food poisoning on the middle of a work week, I was on BRAT diet for the following 2 days; i.e. just crackers, dry toasts and banana. I lost 1.5kg during that few days. I am sure I will regain my weight once I’m back to my normal diet.

For the first regular meal after the bad experience, I picked something light and easy to digest, pho noodle soup.

I had a small Beef and Chicken ball Pho. I felt that the broth is slightly on the bland side, not sure if it’s due to my poor appetite after the food poisoning.

The bean sprouts and basil were very fresh. Continue reading

Angel Cake House on Fraser St., Vancouver

Ben and I started our weekend ritual on a Friday evening. Ben usually picks me up from work and we will drive to some nearby neighbourhood for dinner.

For this Friday, we went to Angel Cake House for some comfort food.

Besides being a HongKong style restaurant, Angel Cake House also has a cake and dessert counter. We’ll see if we still have room for dessert after our dinner.

We ordered a House Special Chow Mien as we spotted our neighbour customer had some sort of chow mien which looks good. It did not disappoint as the chow mien was still crispy where the sauce has not soak into it. There were generous amount of assortment of meat on top of the noodles. Continue reading

So Hyang Korean Cuisine on Fraser St., Vancouver

We had walked pass So Hyang Korean Cuisine several times since we have been dining around this area on Fridays.

We decided to give it a try this time. We arrived around 6:30pm and the restaurant was full house. We waited for about half an hour before we got a table. Apparently, most of the customers have reservation.

The waiting area has a small garden with flowing water. The sound of the flowing water is soothing.

We were asked if we want iced water or hot tea for our drink. We opted for the hot tea which has roasted rice aroma.

We saw quite a number of tables ordered the Kimchee Pancake, so we went along with that. The pancake came quickly after we placed our order. I presumed the restaurant have a number of them premade since it is a popular item. Continue reading

NamNam Noodle on Main St., Vancouver

It’s TGIF. Ben picked me up from work and we made it a Friday dine out night to start the weekend.

We drove to Main St. to look for a dine out place. We could not decide where to eat and was thinking maybe we will revisit Hawker’s Delight. When we walked towards Hawker’s Delight, we noticed a new restaurant just a few doors away. So, we changed our plan and went to NamNam Noodle.

NamNam Noodle is a Chinese restaurant which serves hand pulled noodle.

The poster seems inviting enough for us with a reasonable price. Continue reading

Tandoori Oven Restaurant on Main St., Vancouver

Ben came to pick me up from work on a Friday evening. We decided to go out for dinner to wind down the work week.

Ben brought me to a hole in the wall Indian/Pakistani restaurant on Main St., Vancouver.

Tandoori Oven serves vegetarian, lamb, chicken, goat, beef, fish, kabab & tandoori entrees, biryani, burgers and wraps.

The most impressive feature is all dishes are under $10.

We ordered a Curry Chicken Thali which is on special of the day. We can choose either rice or naan with it. We opted for naan because our next dish is a rice dish. Continue reading

Tony’s Beef Noodle on Cambie, Vancouver

My family went to Tony’s Beef Noodle on Cambie for dinner.

It’s a farewell dinner for Ben as he will be travelling on a short business trip the next morning. Ben picked Tony’s Beef Noodle because it’s near where I’m working now. I found a part time job in Oakridge Mall.

It was just after 6:00pm as we arrived. The restaurant was empty.

Ben ordered the Combination Appetizer of 3. His choice was large intestine, marinated beef slice and marinated beef tripe. He was surprised that Arkensen and Nanzaro dig the innards. Continue reading

Huang’s Beef Noodle on Victoria Dr., Vancouver

Ben and I were on the way to Oakridge Mall and we need to take a quick lunch before my appointment time.

We stopped by Huang’s Beef Noodle just around noon.

There were 5 customers at 2 tables when we arrived. Since we were really tight on our schedule, we were hoping for a quicker service. Apparently, the restaurant only has one person managing the front and back at that time. Service was quite slow and I was anxious that I will not make it to my appointment.

We ordered two items to share. The above is the Spicy Half Tendon Half Meat with Noodle in Soup. Continue reading

Sala Thai on Burrard St., Vancouver

I have been attending a career exploration program for the past six weeks. It was a great experience for me to go back to a learning environment with daily commitment of 9:30am to 3:30pm. I will talk more about this program at the end of this post.

On the last day of the program, the group celebrated with a program paid lunch at Sala Thai on Burrard St., which is just a short walk from the YMCA.

Since our lunch was on a Friday afternoon which is one of the busiest time, we arrived at the restaurant at 12:00 noon. The decorations are mostly comprised of Buddhist art, carvings and ceramics.

We waited for a bit at the waiting area before we were let to our reserved long table. We had the opportunity to have our group photo taken here while waiting for our table.

Three of the participants including me decided to share our dishes. The above is the day lunch special of Red Curry Chicken with comes with rice and spring roll. Continue reading