Ben and I revisited Kowloon Bay BBQ House in Richmond for lunch after returning from a quick trip to downtown Vancouver.
This time we tried the noodle dishes serves in the restaurant. Ben had the Spicy Chili Pork Intestine noodle. It has generous amount of ingredients. I think the marinated egg is extra charged.
I had the Guilin Noodle which came as a dry mix noodle. The sauce was mild. Mine has some roasted pork and marinated meat slices, pig ears, etc. I like the peanut which gives some crunchy texture. I also enjoy the pickled green chili which adds some saltiness to it.
My noodle came with a bowl of broth on the side. The server told me that I can make it into a noodle soup by adding the broth into the my bowl.
The thick vermicelli noddle was smooth and slippery. It’s a bit of challenge to eat with chopsticks.
There are also chili oil condiment on the table if you like to add spiciness to your noodles.
Our meal came CAD20. This is a cash only place.
Wishing all chowtimes readers good health and good fortune in the year of dog.
Dog is a symbol of loyalty. A great thank you for all loyal chowtimes readers for your continuous support all these years.
Ben, Suanne, Arkensen and Nanzaro
On new year’s eve, Ben and I drove to Mission to have a new year eve’s potluck with a few family friends.
Mission was struck by an ice storm a couple of days before. Ice storm is rare and it is caused by freezing rain that freeze upon impact. The aftermath scene was mesmerizing. Trees were laden with ice. They were glittering in the sunlight. It is magical.
Below were the food we had at the potluck. It’s a Malaysian theme potluck.
I made “Asam Gai Choy” with roasted pork feet. The pork feet are rich in collagen. I like the Chinese Mustard vegetable which absorbs all the flavour of the the roasted pork feet. This dish is lightly tangy and spicy. Continue reading
The community kitchen had a Christmas Potluck on the 2nd day of winter at the Caring Place Community Kitchen.
We had mostly homemade food with some store bought ones. Twenty over participants attended this event.
I made Palm Sugar Jello (Agar-agar Gula Melaka). You can find the recipe here.
Lorna made a salad.
Here are the rest of the food; marinated eggs, tofu and seaweed. Continue reading
Lorna invited me to a Christmas party organized by the Gardening Club at Pui Ying Christian Services Society.
The Pui Ying Christian Services Society is located at Sexsmith Road and Cambie Road. The gardening club meets on the second Tuesday of every month for gardening seminars and workshops. The club also holds a variety of tours to visit farms, gardens, nurseries, wineries, and hatcheries on the second Saturday of every month. Some other seasonal events include going to tulips festival, cherry picking, salmon return sight seeing, and corn maze tour.
The party started with the singing of “Joy to the World” in Cantonese. After several speeches by the chairman of the gardening club, the coordinator of the society and a guest speaker, dinner commenced. There were a lot food, some were catered and some were homemade. Continue reading
I attended the annual Christmas Party organized by Canada Praise Dance Association for the first time last Saturday.
The event was attended by 370 and represented by twenty over groups all over metro Vancouver.
The event was well organized by a lot of volunteers.
The event opens its door at 2:15pm while the actual program starts at 3:30pm.
Fruits and desserts were served while we wait for the program to start.
The desserts were mostly made by volunteers. The above jello was so pretty. Continue reading
Ben and I visited the Richmond Country Farm on a sunny day in between the rainy fall days.
Here are some of the winter squashes in season. The above are Orange Kobacha.
Turbans. Continue reading
The Richmond World Festival is back. I was looking forward to this festival for one reason; live Cantonese opera performance.
There were many performances in 9 stages, zones and pop-up events. There is no shortage of food as there were 50 international food trucks for this 2 days event.
My heart is at the Bamboo Theatre Stage. The only problem was watching the performance under the afternoon heat. But this cannot deter me from my love for cantonese opera.
Here are some of the photos of the performances. I enjoyed the performances on Saturday more.
I’m glad to hear that the above young performer is only 20 years old. Vancouver Cantonese Opera is doing a good job in bringing younger generation to this traditional art form.
The above is a male scholar character, “siu sang”.
The female actress “fa daan” has more elaborate head gear. This is a scene about a prince meeting with his lover (who had became his sister-in-law and sacrificed her life in order to repair the brothers relationship) who is a goddess in his dream. Continue reading