KL 2017 Day 2 Pineapple Bun from Hong Kong Polo Marketing

My sister brought me to a bakery named Hong Kong Polo Marketing which is famous for their Pineapple Buns. We arrived just after 9:30am and the first batch of pineapple bun was in the making.

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Customers can watch the making of the pineapple bun behind a glass wall kitchen right in front of the store.

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We waited for 15 minutes for the first batch of pineapple buns to be ready.

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Freshly baked pineapple buns were brushed with syrup to give the shining look. They have more variety of the pineapple buns than what we had in Vancouver. Among them are plain, buttermilk, butter cheese, durian, cocount jam (kaya) and even sambal ikan bilis (anchovies sambal). Continue reading

KL 2017 Day 1 Food Adventure

I had a rest day on my first day in my sister place as it’s a week day and everyone has to work or go to school.

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My younger brother brought home a BBQ pork and wonton dry mix noodle for my lunch as his work place is nearby.

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When my sister’s family came home from work and school, we went out for dinner. I had an iced herbal drink as it was very hot here. Imagine coming from -7 Celsius to 30 Celsius. Continue reading

Trip to Kuala Lumpur 2017

This is the first time I go back to Malaysia for Chinese New Year celebration in 16 years. I’m travelling home alone.

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One of the native art in YVR airport.

I had an early flight at 6:00AM. Ben and I had breakfast at No.9 Restaurant, the only restaurant opens at 3:00AM. My flight to Kuala Lumpur had 2 stops. The first leg is from YVR to SFO, about 2.5 hours flight.

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Besides drinks and a snack of crackers, we were also served a waffle cookie which was quite nice, a little chewy.

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I arrived in a cloudy and rainy Francisco. The worst part was we had to disembark and walk to the gate in the rain.

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Historical war planes decorated the ceiling in SFO airport.

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A colourful mural at the gate that I departed SFO. Continue reading

Golden Paramount Seafood Restaurant on Park Road, Richmond

My family went out for lunch on a dreary Sunday afternoon. The rain is welcomed to wash off all the snow on the side walk before the next arctic outflow arrives.

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We had lunch at Golden Paramount Seafood Restaurant just because we found a parking spot in front of the restaurant which is reserved for the restaurant.

The restaurant was full house at just after 12:00PM.

We ordered a few dim sum to share. The above was Nanzaro’s choice of Steam Prawn Dumpling. They were not very big but came in 5 pieces. The skin was quite easily came out when picking it up with a pair of chopsticks.

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Arkensen wanted the Steam Pork Dumpling with Fish Rose. They are stuffed with prawns too.

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I ordered the Steam Bean Curd Sheet. The boys did not like this because it has a strong celery aroma to it. Continue reading

Bahn Mi Tres Bon on McClelland Road, Richmond

Ben and I went to check out the new Bahn Mi Tres Bon in the central at Garden City. This is where the new Walmart Supercenter is located.

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We came just about 7:00PM and the place was almost full. The dining area is not big, with a long table, a few small tables and a casual sofa seating area. Seating is quite tight.

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Customers place order and pay at the counter. The menu is not big, slightly pricier than regular Vietnamese restaurant.

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Customers will be given a number to be placed at your table so that the server will deliver your orders to your table.

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At the back of the restaurant, there is a self service counter of water, condiments and cutlery.

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We tried a few items. The above is Vietnamese style fresh soy milk. We had the hot version which was served piping hot. It has good soy milk flavour with just the right sweetness. Continue reading

Qin Ma Grill on Kingsway, Burnaby

Ben and I went to Burnaby for a walk on the last day of the holiday season before works resume.

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We had lunch at Qin Ma Grill across the Real Canadian Superstore in Metrotown.

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I like the huge poster on the wall depicting a hawker style stall.

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Ben ordered a small Mala Soup Bowl for $13.99. The small bowl allow 3 choices of meat and 2 choices of veggies. Ben choice was lamb, pork belly and beef tripe with potatoes and bean curd. Continue reading

Kokoru Ramen on Victoria Dr., Vancouver

Ben and I were out looking for a place for lunch along Victoria Dr.

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We came upon a new ramen restaurant (to us) at the junction of East 41st Ave and Victoria Dr.

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There is a glass display window showcasing their menu, drinks and fake ramen bowls outside the restaurant.

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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.

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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

Lu Charcoal Grill on No. 3 Road, Richmond

Ben and I went out for lunch on a work week day. He came home early as he had to renew his passport.

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We went to Lu Charcoal Grill in the Brighouse strip mall. Lu Charcoal Grill opens for breakfast at 9:30am.

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The place is decorated with soccer memorabilias.

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I like the lantern lighting with a warm glow.

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We ordered two combo breakfast items to share. The first combo (Combo 1, $8.95) consists of Chinese crepes (Jian Bing). Their version was a bit soggy, even the crispy dough was not crispy. Continue reading