Bubble Waffle Cafe in Ironwood Plaza, Richmond

We were delighted to see Bubble Waffle Cafe opening a restaurant in Ironwood Plaza.


It is located next to the Browns Socialhouse on Steveston Hwy. We came here a week after it opens for business.


We arrived about 11:30am and got a table immediately. It got busier later.


The menu is definitely larger than the locations in the food court.


Nanzaro ordered the Fish Puff with Rice. It came in a hot plate. For this Teppanyaki Combo, one gets to choose either rice or egg noodle or Udon for the carbohydrate. The sauce option is either house sauce or Korean sauce. Nanzaro opted for rice with house sauce. Continue reading

Chocolate Beet Muffins

The South Arm Multicultural Community Kitchen made some muffins with beets too.


The beets gave this Chocolate Beet Muffin a reddish hue.


  • 2 medium sized beets cooked and pureed
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk or milk
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips


Source: South Arm Community Kitchen

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Beet Soup

Another Fall vegetable being cooked up in the South Arm Multicultural Community Kitchen is Beet.


Beets have many health benefits which include high in vitamins and minerals like the B Vitamin, folate, manganese, potassium and copper. They are also high in dietary fiber. Beets also contain a healthy amount of magnesium, phosphorous, vitamin C and vitamin B6.


  • 4 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 large onions, chopped
  • 4 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh ginger, minced (or 1 tablespoon ground ginger)
  • 4 to 5 small potatoes, chopped
  • 4 large beets, chopped
  • 16 to 20 cups of vegetable or chicken stock
  • 2 tablespoons curry powder or paste
  • 2 tablespoons cumin


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Roasted Veggies with Avocado Dressing

The South Arm Multicultural Community Kitchen came together for another cooking session.


We made Roasted Veggies with Avocado Dressing. This is a vegetarian meal which uses fall vegetables like squash and Brussels srpouts.


  • 3 sweet peppers, multi-colour, roughly chopped
  • 1 pound butternut squash
  • 1 pound Brussels sprouts, hulled and halved if they are big
  • 2 teaspoons dried Oregano
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 ounces mixed greens


Avocado Dressing Ingredients

  • 3 avocados
  • 3 small garlic cloves
  • Juice of 2 limes or lemons
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper


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Steveston Bakery, Richmond

This is a rare occasion where Ben and I went to a bakery cafe. Our initial plan was to have coffee at McDonalds in Steveston Village before our morning walk. We were not aware that the McDonalds there had closed. So, we went to Steveston Bakery.


We had the small coffee which allows one free refill. It is strange that the large coffee does not have the free refill.


Ben had the Pizza Bagel with Ham while I had an Almond Croissant. Ben likes savory food even for breakfast except for “kaya toast” that he enjoys at home.


Credit card is accepted here. Continue reading

C Wok Restaurant on Westminster Hwy, Richmond

After visiting the Richmond World Festival at Minoru Park, Ben and I went for dinner.


We walked over to Westminster Hwy and decided to have dinner at C Wok. C Wok’s specialty is Hakka cuisine.


We had the 2 items set meal which comes with soup, rice and dessert.


We ordered a couple of typical Hakka dishes. The above is Hakka Pork Belly with Preserved Vegetable. Continue reading

Richmond World Festival 2016

Richmond celebrated the end of the summer with a big bag. The Richmond World Festival attracted more than 30,000 people.


The Richmond World Festival celebrates the city’s cultural diversity through food, sport, art and music.


There were over 40 food trucks showing the region’s flavour in the FEASTival of Flavours.


Here were just a few of them.


Ben and I had a heavy breakfast, so we did not sample any of the food.


However, Nanzaro did get a wrap from a Greek food truck.


While Arkensen got a Poke bowl from Hiko Sushi food truck.


I came here for the Vancouver Cantonese Opera performance. I simply love this art form. The costumes are colorful, intricate and unique. The costumes tell the characteristic of the character. It depicts the nature of the play. Continue reading

Pepper Lunch on No. 3 Road, Richmond

Finally Ben and I visited Pepper Lunch after the long line up dies down.


We were there for lunch and there was no line up, perhaps it was still early.


We like that the menu is displayed outside the restaurant. It makes it easier for one to make a decision.


When we walked in, a server came by to take our order at the counter and payment is required immediately. Continue reading

PNE 2016

After the lunch at Hi Genki, we decided to go to the PNE despite of rain in the forecast.


We entered via the Playland entrance. Even though the sky was gloomy, but the Playland was a fun place.


It’s nice to watch people having fun on those adrenalin rushing rides.


Here are more photos from Playland and PNE.



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Hi Genki at Nikkei Home, Burnaby

Ben brought me to Hi Genki at the Nikkei House for lunch on his day off work.


We were there before noon and was lucky to get the last table without wait. A line quickly form after that.


Some Japanese style decorations at the entrance.


The teapot is unique.


We ordered two items to share. The first item was a deluxe bento box with salmon sashimi. tempura, teriyaki chicken and rice. Continue reading