Madras Spice on Fraser Street, Vancouver

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

AAA Restaurant on Alexandra Road, Richmond

My family went for supper at the relatively new AAA Restaurant on Alexandra Road.  Nanzaro wanted to carbo-load before his long run training for Marathon. He is going for a 30km run the next day.

It was almost 9PM and the place was not too busy.

Paper table mat.

It has similar take out dessert offer just like Lido when you spend CAD22 and above. The offer is only for dining in between 12pm to 2pm and from 6pm to 10pm.

Arkensen ordered a Curry Beef Brisket with rice. It was quite a large serving. Continue reading

Gami Sushi on No. 3 Road

My family went to Gami Sushi on No. 3 Road for one of the birthday in the family.

Gami Sushi is my boys favourite sushi place in the neighbourhood.

We were there when the restaurant was just opened. This place is busy during lunch and dinner peak hours.

We had green tea for our drink.

Both my boys ordered their favourite Salmon Don. They like that the salmon was relatively thick cut. Continue reading

Royal Seafood Restaurant on Garden City Road, Richmond

The praise dance group at the Richmond Chinese Evangelical Free Church went for dim sum on the last practice before spring break.

We went to Royal Seafood Restaurant on Garden City Road. It was a rush to the restaurant as the praise dance ended about 10:45am and we wanted to qualify for the 20% discount on dim sum items and no tea charge offer. The offer is for orders closed before 11:00am.

The above was one of their signature vermicelli dish. If I remembered clearly, it was $18.80.

Beef Balls with dried tangerine peel.

Steamed pork ribs on pumpkins. Continue reading

Meet Fresh on Capstan Way, Richmond

Ben and I came across Meet Fresh which we had visited while in Beijing and Kuala Lumpur before.

Meet Fresh is a dessert place, now in Richmond. Hurray.

Apparently, Meet Fresh originates in Taiwan.

Customer orders and pays at the counter. A buzzer will be given to alert the customer to pick up his/her order at the pick up area.

We ordered one of their signature dessert to share. It was a large serving. Sharing is recommended.

Credit card is accepted here.

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Easy, Vegan Chocolate Cake

We made an Easy, Low-fat Chocolate Cake in the South Arm Community Kitchen for dessert.

The flavour of orange complements the chocolate cake well.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup brewed coffee or cold water
  • zest from 1 orange

Source: South Arm Community Kitchen

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Fettuccine with Roasted Red Pepper & Sun-dried Tomato Sauce

We made a pasta for the main course in the South Arm Community Kitchen.

This is a vegetarian pasta with roasted red pepper and sun-dried tomato sauce .

Ingredients

  • 4 large red bell peppers
  • 1/2 cup sun-dried tomatoes ( we used the oil packed one)
  • 1/2 bunch of parsley, chopped
  • 1 pound fettuccine pasta
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 3/4 cup half & half
  • 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • salt and pepper to taste

Source: South Arm Community Kitchen

Serves 4

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Carrot Cumin Slaw

I returned to the South Arm Community Kitchen after a long break. As usual, we whipped up three recipes for this meeting.

The first recipe is a Carrot Cumin Slaw. It is crunchy with a refreshing dressing with a spicy kick.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups shredded cored green cabbage
  • 1 cup shredded cored purple cabbage
  • 3 carrots, peeled and coarsely grated (about 1 3/4 cups)
  • 1/2 red onion, finely chopped
  • 1 jalapeno, seeded and minced
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon or lime juice
  • 3 tablespoons chopped cilantro
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • salt and ground black pepper to taste
  • a large pinch of sugar

Source: this recipe is adapted from Martha Stewart

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KL 2017 Beecher’s Handmade Cheese

On my second layover in Seattle, my flight to YVR was cancelled due to snow in Vancouver. My flight was rebooked on a flight 3 hours later.

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Since I had plenty of time to kill, I took Ben’s advice to have lunch at Beecher’s Handmade Cheese.

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I had their “World’s Best” Mac & Cheese. It was very rich.

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I also had their flagship, basil & tomato grilled cheese sandwich. Continue reading