Shine Valley Lamb Soup on Garden City Road, Richmond

This is a meal to celebrate mother’s day plus birthday and something else for Nanzaro.

Ben suggested a couple of places for Nanzaro to choose and he picked Shine Valley Lamb Soup.

The decoration is very traditional with wooden tables and benches. The benches were a bit hard on the bum.

Chinese tea is served.

We had some grilled lamb as appetizer. Six skewers for CAD9. Continue reading

Tian Shi Fu Restaurant on No. 3 Road, Richmond

My family went out for lunch on a Saturday afternoon except Nanzaro as he was at work.

We went to Tian Shi Fu on No. 3 Road which shares a space with Sharetea.

We were there before noon and the place was not too busy yet. However, it took a long time for the server to come to our table to take the order and we had to get the attention of the server to come to our table. On top of that, we were not even served any drink as other customers did get water.

Ben ordered a Wuhan Noodle from the appetizer section to start with. It is similar to the noodle we tried at Chu Resto in Aberdeen Foodcourt. The serving was quite big even though the bowl does not look big. It was packed with noodles. The sauce was slightly spicy with sesame paste. We like it. Continue reading

Chef Rong Noodle House in Crystal Mall Food Court, Burnaby

When in Burnaby, our favourite place to eat out is Crystal Mall. The food court has many stalls that we like; e.g. Ipoh Beansprouts, Bubble Waffle Café, Chao Shou Wang, etc.

On this trip, we discovered a new stall, Chef Rong Noodle House. The noodle stall shared the space with a lady who sells Chinese style wrap.

Ben and I ordered two items to share. The above is called Zunyi Tofu Pudding Noodle.

We find that the addition of the tofu pudding was not necessary. Continue reading

Lim Kee Restaurant on Victoria Drive, Vancouver

Nanzaro, Ben and I went for lunch after church service on Sunday. It was a cold day and Nanzaro wanted something with hot broth.

Ben drove along Victoria Dr. and spotted the above Lim Kee Restaurant with Beef Noodle House on it’s awning. We thought it serves Taiwanese Beef Noodle Soup.

Ben ordered the House Special Noodle and it turned out to be Vietnamese style beef noodle. No wonder we smelled the aroma of Vietnamese beef noodle while waiting for our order. The house special noodle soup comes with sliced beef, tendon and tripe.

Lim Kee Restaurant only serves bean sprouts with the beef noodle soup. There is no basil like most other Vietnamese restaurants. Continue reading

Kowloon Bay BBQ House on Westminster Hwy, Richmond

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.

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Praise Dance Dinner at Mui Garden Restaurant, Richmond

I attended a dinner organized by several of the praise dance groups at the Mui Garden Restaurant on Minoru Boulevard, Richmond.

The dinner was scheduled at 7:15PM. I got a ride from Maria along with two other members. We arrived five minutes before 7:00PM and the parking lot (including the roof parking) was full. We had no choice but to park our car at Richmond Center and take a walk through the shopping mall.

Since we had 40 over people, we were seated at the private room at the back.

Condiments on table include ginger and green onion sauce and chili sauce for their signature Hainanese Chicken dish.  There is also some peanuts for snacking.

Carol shared with us some pickled dried plum that she brought back from Taiwan.

One of the organizer, Perry (not sure of the spelling), brought dried chrysanthemum for everyone to have our own chrysanthemum flavoured water. She is health conscious and considerate as she does not want us to have trouble sleeping from drinking Chinese tea at night. Continue reading

Deer Garden Signatures in Union Square, Richmond

On a weekend, Ben and I went to Union Square for an early lunch after our morning walk.

It was just after 11:00AM and there was no line at Deer Garden.

The menu is huge. I meant the size of the menu, not the number of items in the menu.

I ordered the signature fish soup combo. I had thick vermicelli with fish fillets and fish tofu (my initial choice was fish puff which they did not have that day). My choice of broth was something Chiu Chow pork. The broth was tasty. Continue reading

Wang Ji Restaurant Cafe on Blundell Road, Richmond

Lorna and I went out for an early dinner in her neighbourhood. I went to her place to help her with downloading of her photos from her cell to her PC as her storage in her cell is full.

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We went to the above Wang Ji Restaurant Cafe in the Blundell mall. This location has changed ownership quite a few times.

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This new owner serves multi Chinese cuisine, i.e. a bit of this and that.

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The server recommended the above Zhan Jiang Free-Range Chicken. Half for $14.95. It is like most other specialty chicken like Empress Chicken, Hainanese Chicken, etc. I just can’t really know how to differentiate them. Continue reading

Lunch Special at Specialty Chicken & Wonton House, Richmond

Of late, Ben’s obsession is soy sauce chicken. He loves the umami taste of the soy sauce.

We went to Specialty Chicken & Wonton House for an early lunch after our weekend walk.

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We ordered from the lunch special. Soy Sauce Chicken Rice is $9.45.

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For the lunch special, you can have a soup or a drink. Ben opted for the daily soup. The daily soup of the day was pork bones with red carrot and green carrot. Continue reading