After our walk at Queen Elizabeth Park, we went for breakfast.
We came upon King’s Chinese Cuisine as we turned out to Main Street. So, we had dim sum here.
The place was quite busy. We waited quite a while before our orders arrived. The above was Steamed Custard & Egg Yolk Buns. I like the sweet and savory taste of the filings. Regular dim sum (big, medium and small) is $3.38.
Just be careful biting into them as the filings can be very hot. Continue reading
Ben brought home a Bieninstitch from Breka Bakery & Cafe one day.
It was a huge cake.
Bienistich is a German dessert. It is made of sweet yeast dough with a baked on topping of caramelized almonds. This is filled with a cream.
Ben and I went to downtown for our walk on a beautiful summer day.
We intended to go for lunch at a Korean place. On the way there, we walked past Banana Leaf on Davie St. and we were intrigued by their weekend brunch special. So, we changed our plan and had lunch at Banana Leaf instead.
We were greeted by a wall of awards on their wall of fame.
The above was their Nasi Campur Deluxe Set that brought us into the restaurant. There were 13 items on the tray, in small serving. This is a great way to introduce Malaysian cuisine to people who are not familiar with the cuisine. Continue reading
Ben had taken a couple of days off to clear his personal days. We decided to go to downtown for a walk. We got off the City Hall station as we remembered there are several nice cherry blossoms at the Vancouver City Hall when we drove past the area a day ago.
I just love to take photos of the cherry blossoms to capture a beautiful moment.
After that we continued our walk to Broadway. We ended up having lunch at Hokkaido Ramen Santouka.
The place was busy as it’s about lunch time. Seatings were tight.
Ben recommended me to have the Ikura salmon roe bowl combo. Continue reading
Ben and I went to Victoria Drive for a walk.
We had lunch at Hoi An Cafe as it’s been a long while since we visited this place.
We shared an appetizer for a start. We had the boiled pork and shrimp tapioca dumplings served with fish sauce.
There were quite a bit of Thai chilis in the garnish to give it a kick. Continue reading
A few of my lady friends met up for dinner at Cardero’s Restaurant in downtown Vancouver.
I’m naming this group of friends as WASP from now onwards. W, P and I met up at Waterfront station and took a nice stroll to Cardero’s.
Complementary bread and butter while we waited for A who was trapped in a traffic jam from West Vancouver to downtown.
We had a window seat with a nice view. Continue reading
On a weekend, Ben and I went to Fraser Street to look for food.
We walked along the street and finally decided to have Indian food for lunch.
We were at Madras Spice as it just opened for business for the day. The place is quite nicely decorated but we noticed that it is not maintained very well.
I liked that they take the effort to label the salt and pepper bottles with their logo.
We ordered one of their thali to try. We had the Madras thali which came in a platter with several small dishes. The dishes include a chicken curry, a lamb curry and a few vegetables dishes. Continue reading
On the day that I returned to Vancouver, we had dinner at G8 Taiwanese Kitchen.
This new restaurant took over the Taiwanese Beef Noodle King location on Oak Street.
We started off with some Taiwanese sausages as our appetizer.
Ben and I shared a Beef Noodle. Continue reading
Ben and I were out looking for a place for lunch along Victoria Dr.
We came upon a new ramen restaurant (to us) at the junction of East 41st Ave and Victoria Dr.
There is a glass display window showcasing their menu, drinks and fake ramen bowls outside the restaurant.
I guess Kokoru means heart and there is a Chinese character heart near the entrance. The dining area is made up of a long table in the middle of the dining area and individual dining tables on the sides.
We ordered an appetizer of Chicken Karage. They were very crispy. There is 3 type of sauces that you can choose from and we opted for the chili soy. Continue reading
My family went to Penang Delight Cafe for a Malaysian lunch on a weekend.
We arrived a few minutes before the opening time and waited for the open sign to be flipped over.
Obviously, we were their first customers of the day. One thing that Arkensen does not about the place is the seat which are wooden benches lined with cushion. He said the seating is not comfy.
Ben in-charged of ordering the food. The first item was Prawn Mee with mix noodles, i.e. it comes with vermicelli and oil noodle. Having mix noodles is common in Malaysia but Arkensen finds it odd. Continue reading